Collette MacCalman Dip.Ther. Couns; Reg MBACP;BSc. PGCE (FE)

Collette MacCalman  Dip.Ther. Couns; Reg MBACP;BSc. PGCE (FE)

Warton, Carnforth

01524 733705

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About me

As an Integrative Counsellor, I am trained in the Person Centred Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis theory.  I recognise each person as a unique individual and don't believe in a "one theory fits all" approach to counselling. I will, therefore, explore in partnership with you the best approach for you.

I appreciate that making the initial contact and attending the first session with someone you don't know might be scary for you; but please be assured of my genuine interest in helping you to become the fully functioning person you wish to be.

If I'm not available when you telephone, please leave your name and number on the answerphone and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.  Similarly, feel free to email at any time, as I check my laptop several times a day.

I work from home in a designated, comfortable and private room. I offer a safe, friendly, supportive and non-judgmental service usually over a 6-8 week period (which can be extended if you choose).

I can assure you that your privacy will be guarded and that whatever is discussed in sessions will remain confidential (apart from those issues which I am legally bound to disclose to the appropriate authorities and which I will inform you of before we start).

When you look at the  list of areas of counselling I deal with, you will see that I work with a wide variety of issues In private practice. I am constantly updating my knowledge in order to offer my clients the most up to date and comprehensive service that I can.

My past counselling and non-counselling roles have given me experience of working with a variety of people in different settings. As a trainee Counsellor I worked in a busy GP surgery in Hyde, Greater Manchester with patients and staff who were receiving medical treatment but who the GPs felt would also benefit from counselling (e.g. carer stress, anxiety, depression, self harm, relationship breakdowns, low self esteem and lack of confidence).

Over the past 30 years I have also successfully used "counselling skills" with clients struggling with drug and alcohol misuse in a paid role as a Project Worker with the Single Homeless in Coventry; students with anxiety, domestic abuse and relationship difficulties as a Personal Tutor/Lecturer at High Peak College/University of Derby College, Buxton; birth families with separation issues and adoptive parents with attachment issues as a Foster Carer for Derbyshire County Council; and patients with a range of mental illnesses as a Nursing Assistant on an Acute Adult mental health and a Dementia Assessment ward at Tameside Hospital.

BACP registered member no: 376958

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in counselling skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
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  • E.C. Diploma (Counselling Children and Young People)
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  • Timeless Dementia Training Certificate
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
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  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE)
  • BSc Social Studies

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individual clients;

I offer a 30 minute Introductory Session for £20. Each subsequent 50 minute session is charged at £35 each.

Couples: I offer a 30 minute introductory session for £30.  Each subsequent 50 minute session is charged at £50 each (whether attended by one or both parties).

Variable rates for organisations by negotiation

Further information

As a Registered 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.

BACP Registered Member no: 376958

I have a current Individual Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS)

Maps & Directions

Warton, Carnforth, LA5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Free on road parking adjacent to property. Purpose built comfortable and private ground floor garden counselling room.


Monday to Thursday 9am -9pm. Friday and weekend sessions on request.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme