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Reg. BACP, Dip. Counselling

About me

Hello, my name is Cathy and I offer a professional, friendly and confidential counselling service, based in the Ormskirk Area.

Person-Centred counselling is based on the quality of the relationship between the counsellor and client, and the importance of empathy, honesty trust and respect. I believe that if the client, is offered a genuine, warm and understanding counselling relationship you will be able to work through your problems, make your own choices and fulfil your potential.

I strongly believe in this and strive to work alongside you to provide a relationship that is based on respect and trust.  I aim to provide an environment where you will not be judged and can explore whatever is on your mind in a dedicated, confidential & welcoming counselling room. 

All sessions will take place in a safe and nurturing environment. In a calm and non-judgemental way, we will together explore issues that are causing you emotional distress, helping you to gain increased self-awareness and understanding and work through past and present experiences which are causing you difficulty. I aim to help you determine your own way forward, make your own decisions and have more fulfilling relationships.

The areas of Counselling that I specialise in include;

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse- Both Emotional Abuse & Physical Abuse
  • Domestic Violence, Family & Relationship Issues
  • Couples counselling
  • Low Self Esteem and Confidence Issues
  • Redundancy, Work Related Stress
  • Trauma & Bereavement Issues
  • Loneliness 

Getting Started.

To start your counselling with me, simply email me and I will get back to you for a chat about what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to proceed after that we can set up an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor.  I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts Certificate.
  • Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate.
  • Online and telephone Counselling training.
  • Couples Counselling Training.

    Certificates in: Using Emotional Focused Therapy Principles in Couple Work. Solution Focused Brief Therapy.  Counselling couples with sexual difficulties, working with infidelity etc.

    In addition, I complete Continual Personal Development (CPD) which I feel is very important - on a regular basis to ensure that I continue not only to learn and remain competent and gain knowledge to a professional standard, in what I do but also to sharpen that competence which enables me to go further and enjoy deeper and more meaningful moments with my clients.  

Organisational Experience

I have continuing experience of practicing as a Counsellor in a community charitable setting from which I have gained a great deal of valuable experience and also further ongoing training. 

I attend regular monthly Supervision as per BACP guidelines and best practice to ensure I am offering my clients the best service possible.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free, initial 20 minute consultation available.

  • Individual Counselling -  £35 per session
  • Couples Counselling  -  £60 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Appointments are available face-to-face, via Zoom & telephone.

Appointments available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.

Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

I am unable to offer wheelchair access at this time - on a face to face basis.