Emma Taylor (MBACP, PGDip)

Emma Taylor (MBACP, PGDip)

Greater Manchester

07915 478 014

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About me

How counselling can help

If you're feeling anxious, unhappy, overwhelmed or stuck with some aspect of your life counselling can help. As a Person-Centred Therapist I believe that everyone has the ability to develop towards their full potential but this can be blocked by negative life experiences which can affect our sense of value. I offer a safe, caring and confidential environment in which to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and will support you in a non judgemental way to find a way forward. ​Person-Centred therapy is particularly suited to those wanting to explore their feelings or address a particular psychological habit or pattern of thinking.

When am I available

I try to be flexible with my availability and can usually offer some evening appointments. However, I have teaching commitments on a counselling degree programme so am currently unavailable Monday-Wednesday.

What to expect in your first session

Initially we would have a brief phone consultation to find out what you hope to gain from counselling. This gives us chance to figure out if I would be the right counsellor for you, and for you to ask any questions you have. We would then meet for 50 minute weekly, or fortnightly, sessions in my therapy room in Horwich. Your first session would include an initial assessment of your needs and the following sessions will be based on the outcome of this.

There is free on-street parking directly outside and a large, free car park within 5 minutes walk. I am also easily accessible from both Chorley New Road and Chorley Old Road which are major bus routes. Unfortunately there are stairs up to my room. If you have any mobility issues to please get in touch to discuss other possible arrangements.

Walk and Talk Therapy

I also offer 'walk and talk' therapy for those who like to be outside or are apprehensive about sitting eye to eye with a counsellor. Instead of sitting in front of your counsellor in a traditional therapy room, the counselling session takes place outdoors walking side by side. For more information see www.positivestepscounselling.co.uk or get on touch. Sessions take place in the Rivington area.

Contacting me

I believe life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. My aim is to enable people to live better, happier and more fulfilling lives. If you have any questions, or just want to chat about whether therapy might be right for you, please get in touch; you are not committed in any way by doing so. I understand that reaching out for help can be scary and so guarantee a warm welcome and a safe space awaits you.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have worked with a counselling charity for 7 years and have experience working with many issues. For example:

Abuse (emotional, Physical, Domestic), Anger, Anxiety and Depression, Bereavement And Loss, Bullying, Divorce, Family Dynamics, Identity Issues, Infidelity, Infertility And Its Emotional Impact, Panic, Post Natal Depression, Relationship Problems, Stress (including work related), Trauma, Panic attacks, Relationship Problems, Post Natal Depression and Low Self-confidence and Self-Worth.

In addition to working in private practice I teach on a counselling degree programme.


ASSIST Suicide Prevention

PG Diploma in Person Centred Therapy

Level 3 working theraputically with children and young people

PGCE in Further Education

BA Hons in English and Cultural Studies

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Modern and Welcoming  Premises
  • Cosy Therapy Room
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Initial Telephone consultation (20 minutes) FREE

face-to-face counselling session (50 minutes) £40

Skype or telephone counselling (50 minutes) £40

Walk and Talk counselling (50 Minutes) £40

6 week block booking £200 (saving £40)*

*There is no pressure, at any time, to commit to a certain number of sessions. You are free to start, and stop, therapy whenever you wish. However, in some circumstances I may suggest that a certain number of sessions may be beneficial. I therefore offer a discounted block booking for this scenario in order to help with costs.

Maps & Directions

Bolton, BL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people