Gillian Charlesworth

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Reg Counsellor, Dip. CBT Dip. PC. Dip. Sup.Dip. MBACP
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Oldham OL1 & Ashton-under-Lyne OL6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 12 years experience and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the national regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists. I comply with the BACP Ethical Framework offering a warm, supportive confidential service for individuals.

I am a qualified Integrative and Eclectic Counsellor and Supervisor  working with individuals, couples, groups, students and qualified counsellors privately and within organisations. 

Is Counselling for you?
Each person responds to the events that happen in their lives differently. Your issue, what you would like to bring to therapy is the starting point for our work together. Talking with a therapist can help you understand how to manage difficult feelings, problems, conflict and distress. A way of exploring and untangling thoughts and feelings.  It can help you to move on with your life in a more fulfilling way. Anger management, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationships issues, divorce, eating patterns, child related issues and addiction are just some of the reasons for seeking therapy. You might not feel there is a specific issue, just an uneasiness and a desire to think about that.

Realizing that things are difficult is the first step and you may be wondering if therapy can help. An initial session can help you see if it feels right for you at this time.

How counselling can help

My  Integrative-approach draws particularly upon person-centered, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

We cannot change the past events in our lives but we can choose how we think about them and how they affect our current being. I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. Therapy is a safe space to bring issues and to think about things that maybe troubling. How much you wish to say is your choice.

What is available

Short or long-term options are available lasting 50 minutes per session. If the problem is specific, a few sessions may be all you want (6 - 12) You might like to work in a more open ended way - taking time to explore your world and perhaps thinking about the meaning of your life and your experiences.  Maybe the issues you are facing have been with you for some time and you wish for a space to consider them - without knowing how long it will take.

Please contact me by phone or by email, I am happy to talk about what you are looking for and to arrange a first session.

I have experience of clients in a variety of settings including the NHS, HMP, Primary and Secondary schools, the voluntary sector and private practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Supervision

ABC Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

ABC Level 3 Counselling Skills

ABC Level 2 Counselling Skills

ABC Level 1 Counselling Skills

Bereavement and Loss Counselling

Workshop on Visioning - Ten Steps To Designing The Life Of Your Dreams

Counselling Children

Child Protection / Safeguarding Children



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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Cash, cheque or bank transfer

Individual Therapy £35 per session 

Couples counselling session £45 

Supervision £50 for 90 minute session 

Student supervision £45 for 90 minute session

Concessions available for children & Pensioners

Discount available for block booking

Employment Assistance Programme and organisations, fees upon request

Further information


Parking near by
Public transport

275B Ripponden Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL1 4HR

Suite 1, St Michaels Court, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6XN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I am a qualified Integrative Supervisor working with students and qualified counsellors. I offer face to face or work remotely to suit the supervisee

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