Cathy Macbeth, Registered MBACP, Adv.Dip. Integrative Counselling, Supervisor

Cathy Macbeth, Registered MBACP, Adv.Dip. Integrative Counselling, Supervisor

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About me

Are you trying to find a way to move forward after loss?

Are you finding difficulties after -

  • the loss of a loved one or companion?
  • the end of a relationship?
  • a change to your health?
  • the end of your working life?
  • the kids leaving home?

Maybe it's time:

  • to get back 'the old me'
  • to have peace of mind
  • to make a difference to your life
  • to get out of a 'dark place'

I can help you:

  • to cope with loneliness
  • to let go of anger or guilt
  • to feel more positive about your future
  • to learn to trust again
  • to have more confidence socially

I'm Cathy and I have experienced several painful losses myself, and I understand how important it is to get the right support and coping mechanisms in order to move forward with your life.

Ultimately I can help you to find the strength to move forward and enjoy living again.

My expertise is in loss and bereavement counselling, however I have also worked with hundreds of people with a diverse range of difficulties, including:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relationships
  • low self esteem
  • low confidence
  • stress
  • anger
  • fear

"It [counselling] has helped me cope with the saddest and most difficult time of my life. I feel stronger and able to live my life in joy."  T., Parbold


I run a private practice in a peaceful area of Skelmersdale, where you can be in a confidential, comfortable, and quiet space (see photo)

"My experience of counselling was very good - better than expected! I feel happier, I'm more confident and have less arguments." A., Skelmersdale

To find out more how I can specifically help you, please come for a free pre-counselling meeting (20-30 minutes) so you can see if you feel comfortable with me, find out how I can help you, and ask any questions, with no obligation to book further sessions. Usually I will be able to see you within a few days; appointments are in the daytime, from Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10am - 4pm.

If you would like to know more please contact me or visit my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Therapeutic Supervision Certificate
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care, CRUSE
  • Accredited Bereavement Volunteer, CRUSE
  • CBT for depression
  • OCD: a CBT approach
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
  • Creative Approaches to Bereavement
  • Using Creative Arts in Therapy 
  • Drugs and Alcohol Workshop
  • Working With Anger
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) Level 2
  • NHS Course Tutor, Chronic Disease Self Management
  • Certified meditation teacher

I have had several years of experience in the NHS in organising and presenting self-management courses for people with chronic health conditions, having had personal experiences of the many emotions, challenges and difficulties faced when living with a chronic health condition.

I have also worked as a Disability Awareness Trainer, with personal experience of disability.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic health conditions - coping with diagnosis and self-management when living with a long-term health condition.

Experienced meditation practitioner and teacher


Free pre-counselling meeting: This initial meeting (20 minutes) is an opportunity for you to meet me, to explore whether counselling is what you need, and to find out how we both feel about working together, with no obligation to take it further. However you may choose to start straight away with a full one-hour counselling session (prices below)

Individuals:  £40 per session (1 hour)

Organisations, EAP and other referrals: £40-£50 per session (1 hour)

Supervision: £55 per 90 minute session

Concessionary rates: I can offer concessions for counselling students

Further information

Testimonials from some previous clients:

"Your help assisted me through one of the most difficult periods of my life in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner. I have gone from being almost completely 'at the end of my tether' to a state where I feel much better able to cope with daily life. [I have] better insight into my behaviour and much better coping skills.  Your help was invaluable." K., Chester

"Counselling has helped me to turn my life around and it has changed immeasurably." J., Ormskirk

"If I did not go to counselling I would not be able to move forward in my life. My sleeping has improved a lot, I'm more confident and not worrying so much, and I'm seeing things much clearer." H.

"Counselling has helped me to acknowledge the loss of my parents and the gap that created in my life. I'm more robust and I find it easier to manage difficult situations at work - which is particularly useful in my role as a manager." P.D.

"I have gained an understanding of myself and my outlook on my life has changed. Before counselling, I compared my life to others and viewed my own as negative. I now feel reassured and positive."

" It [counselling] has helped me cope with the saddest and most difficult time of my life. I feel stronger and able to live my life in joy."  T., Parbold

"I have gained a a more positive outlook in life and am a more confident person. I can approach people with issues that I feel need resolving - disputes for example, and I am no longer scared to approach new challenges or try new things." C., Skelmersdale

"I am less reclusive than I was before counselling - I am much more outgoing and have discovered hobbies and activities that I am both good at and enjoy. I am not reliant on drinking to 'enjoy' myself; this was an issue that I was really able to address in counselling." W., Ormskirk

"Many thanks for all your support and help; I now feel able to express my feelings more and not bottle up my emotions." C., Ormskirk

"My experience of counselling was very good - better than expected! The most helpful aspect was speaking about myself; I'm not used to doing that and I've learned not to be so negative.  I feel happier, I'm more confident, and have less arguments." A., Skelmersdale

"I am a lot happier in myself since before counselling, and have got my confidence back. I've learned techniques of how to deal with difficult sitations and emotions. I enjoyed the process and the improvements made." P., Skelmersdale

Maps & Directions

Skelmersdale, WN8 6SR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments are available from 10am-4.30pm Tuesday - Friday and 10.30am-3.30pm on Saturdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

In supervision I give you the space for what you need - be it sharing your work, offloading, problem solving, or even humour! I take pride in establishing a warm rapport and respect with supervisees, and I aim to make your supervision sessions rewarding and inspiring.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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