Gillian Charlesworth. Registered Counsellor, Dip. CBT Dip. PC MBACP

Gillian Charlesworth.  Registered Counsellor,  Dip. CBT  Dip. PC  MBACP

275B Ripponden Road
Greater Manchester

Suite 1
St Michaels Court
Greater Manchester


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About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 8 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. 

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.

Realising 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-centred and cognitive behavioural 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

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


Accredited register membership

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Cash, cheque or bank transfer

Person Centred Therapy & (CBT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy £25 per session

Couples counselling session £35

Home visits £35 per session (10 mile radius}

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

Maps & Directions

Oldham, OL1 4HR
Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6XN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme