Collette MacCalman Dip.Ther. Couns; PGCE (FE)

Warton, Carnforth

01524 733705

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Warton, Carnforth

01524 733705

About me

I provide a safe, warm, friendly, supportive, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential weekly counselling service over 6-8 weeks (or a longer period if you require).  My aim is to make you feel relaxed and safe enough to be able to identify and adequately explore any issues that are causing you concern.

I am Integrative Counsellor, trained in Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Transactional Analysis theories.  I use a range of techniques to assist clients to identify and explore what may be causing them to feel fearful, anxious, depressed, unconfident, confused and in need of support.

I understand that making the initial contact and attending the first session can be scary; but please be assured of my genuine interest in helping you. I work from home in a designated, comfortable and private room. At the first appointment we will briefly discuss and agree a Counselling Agreement which sets out what we can both expect from the counselling sessions, and which identifies a day and time at which we will be able to meet each week (times to fit around your work schedule and other commitments)Confidentiality is assured no matter what issue you choose to bring to sessions (unless they relate to acts of terrorism, money laundering, drug or person trafficking, the potential or actual harm of a vulnerable person; when I would be legally obliged to pass information on to the appropriate authorities).

Before and whilst training to be a Therapeutic Counsellor I supported a wide range of clients whilst working as a Project Worker with the Single Homeless in Coventry; as a Personal Tutor/Lecturer at High Peak College/University of Derby College, Buxton; a Foster Carer for Derbyshire County Council; and a Nursing Assistant on an Acute Adult mental health and a Dementia Assessment ward at Tameside Hospital.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2018
  • Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills 2016
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2008
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  • E.C. Diploma (Counselling Children and Young People) 2019
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  • Timeless Dementia Training Certificate 2017
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care 2015
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care 2015
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness 2015
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  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE) 1993

Member organisations



Thirty-Five pounds per counselling session (each session is of 50 minutes duration).

Variable rates for organisations by negotiation.

Further information

As an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I have regular supervision to ensure that my practice is safe, beneficial to the client and conforms to the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Maps & Directions

Warton, Carnforth, LA5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

On road parking adjacent to property.


Appointments available around your commitments. Monday to Fridays 7am to 8pm. Weekends on request.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults