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)
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
All our services are free.
We are a registered charity and therefore any donation is gratefully received.