Denise Marie Rushton

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MBACP, MAAT Therapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Making the decision and taking the first step in coming for counselling can be really difficult. As a therapeutic counsellor I aim to make your process as supported as possible, offering a warm, confidential, safe and calm space for you to explore your difficulties at a pace that is right for you.

You may be feeling lost at the moment and not sure who you are any more, and counselling can help you find your true self.

I have supported clients from a range of ages and backgrounds, working with issues including anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, loneliness, relationships, bullying, abuse, phobias and bereavement. 

After a long career in corporate finance including 19 years within the NHS, my passion now lies in counselling. For me, it is a privilege to support someone through their darkest moments and to witness the personal growth and development that therapy has brought.

How counselling can help
Over the years we learn to hide our true feelings which in turn can leave us with feelings of conflict with the things we say and the real way that we feel. We have begun to be untrue to ourselves.

There doesn’t have to be a reason - nothing needs to have happened - but sometimes things don't quite feel right, you can't put your finger on it.
We can talk it through. Once we have found what the 'issue' actually is, you will begin to feel better and begin to live again in a more proactive and fulfilling way.

How to get started
Call or email me and we can arrange a free phone consultation. This gives us an opportunity to talk through what you want to get out of counselling, assess your needs and time for you to decide if you feel that you will be comfortable working with me. Thereafter we will meet on a regular basis, either weekly, fortnightly, or intervals that suit your needs. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. I am able to offer short term work (up to six weeks) or long term if required.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy and I use an integrative approach, tailored to each individual.

Getting in touch
Please do get in touch, either by phone on 07594 940957 or via email me here. I would love to hear from you!

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts - Level 3
  • Diploma in CBT
  • Certificate in On-Line and Telephone Counselling for Certified Counsellor
  • Suicide Ideation - STORM training
  • MHFA Mental Health First Aider

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The issues you are experiencing are important to me and if I cannot help you I will do my very best to signpost you to another service that may be able to help you.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

Free 20 minute telephone consultation

Concessions offered to: -
Blue light workers
Retired people
Unemployed people

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer face to face sessions. Remote counselling is also available upon request including Zoom and telephone counselling.

If I am unable to answer your call please leave a message, send a text or send an email and I will respond within 24 hours.

Bury, Greater Manchester, BL8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user friendly therapy room Free parking

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Denise Marie Rushton
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