About me

Choosing to come for counselling is a big step and understandably you may feel anxious about how this will work for you. In our initial session we will begin to get to know each other and I will explain how we will look together at the issues that are important to you.

The person centred counselling that I offer puts you right at the heart of the process. I am able to provide you with a safe and supportive environment, where you will feel able to express your feelings without fear of being judged ...everything you say will be carefully listened to and treated in confidence ... if it matters to you then you are free to say it. I won’t be providing you with quick fix solutions but rather accompanying you on a journey to discover how you can choose to face the challenges that may currently seem overwhelming.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who has worked with people facing a wide variety of difficult issues including difficult relationships, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self esteem and addictive or compulsive behaviour.

Counselling may also help you to develop self awareness and emotional growth.

I am able to offer both day and evening appointments from my quiet and comfortable base in the Orford area. The first 30 mins of your initial appointment will be free of charge, should you choose to continue for the full hour there will be a charge of £20. Each additional one hour session will cost £40 with a discount available to student counsellors.

Counselling may seem like a big step but I will ensure you feel supported as your journey takes you forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I achieved my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Cheshire Therapy Centre and became BACP registered in 2016.
I have done further training on working with couples.
I manage and practice at Pathway Community Counselling Service in Warrington on a voluntary basis.
I also work as a counselling tutor at Cheshire Therapy Centre.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

My standard fee is £40 per session.
I offer a free introductory half hour session, and also discounts for commitment to a course of therapy of 8 sessions or more.
I also offer concessions for counselling students on application.
For further details please contact me.


Flexible daytime with some evening availability

Further information

My practice is easy to find and is accessible form the main motorways around Warrington (particularly M62 and M6) without going through the town centre. Please get in touch for further details.

Emmaus Church Centre, Orford Hall
Capesthorne Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Having worked for many years in a supervisory capacity in my previous roles in the NHS, I have a wealth of experience as a supervisor.

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David Tanner

David Tanner