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About us

The Counselling services we offer are free and available to those who live in the Chorley and South Ribble area of Lancashire. We can offer them face to face at the Chorley Women's Centre or remotely via telephone or Zoom.

The aim of counselling is to provide the client with a safe, secure, and confidential space where they can explore their difficulties with a fully qualified and trauma informed counsellor.  

We have three services:

Circle Counselling specialises in offering counselling to women, men, and children over the age of 13 affected by domestic violence or abuse recently or in the past 

General Counselling offers clients the opportunity to explore difficulties around a diverse range of issues such as: bereavement, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression.

​Release Counselling specialises in Counselling for those who have experienced rape, sexual assault or abuse. This can be a recent or historic event. We offer this to men, women and children from age 16 years. This service is also available to partners, friends and family affected by the incident.

​To make a referral and go on our waiting list please contact the Centre Manager, stating which service you would like to access:

Tel: 01257 265342

Send an email here.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our Counsellors and student Counsellors are BACP Registered members, hold their own insurance and have complete regular training. We are all trauma informed in our practice and offer Person Centred and Integrative approaches.

Many of us have been volunteering and working at the Chorley Women's Centre for over ten years. 

Member organisations *


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Additional information

All our services are free. 

We are a registered charity and therefore any donation is gratefully received. 

55 Clifford Street

Type of session

In person
Chorley Women's Centre

Chorley Women's Centre