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About me

I’m glad you have come to read my profile and want to tell you a bit about myself and how clients find it when they work with me.

I began training in 2011 and I completed my MA degree in 2016. On my placements I worked with clients at Compass Counselling and The Brain Charity in Liverpool and was inspired and encouraged by the ways in which they were able to use counselling to explore the difficult things that had happened to them, and begin to change their lives in powerful, positive and rewarding ways.

I began seeing private clients in 2020. Because of the difficulties created by coronavirus, I have worked with many clients using remote video platforms and also in ‘walk and talk’ counselling in local open spaces. Also, for the last four months or so, I have gone back to seeing clients for face-to-face sessions sitting in my relaxing, comfortable counselling room in Parbold village.

Former clients speak very positively about their experience of counselling with me. They tell me how much they enjoy being listened to with care and respect and having a space where they are able to talk about their experiences and feelings without judgement or being given directions about what they should do. They say they are able to be more honest about how they are feeling about life and also that counselling with me helps them to feel more confident and develop new perspectives that they have never considered before.

If you are finding your life difficult or upsetting at the moment, I would really like to talk to you about how counselling might help you to feel better and enjoy your life more. I know that the experience of receiving counselling has made my life more rewarding and I would be happy to offer this to you in your current challenging situation.

To have a conversation about counselling with me call 07860779369 or email If I'm not available when you call, I will get back to you as soon as I can and always within twelve hours.

Feedback from clients – 

Guy conducted himself with grace, kindness and compassion throughout, and I always felt like he had my back...I never thought, in all my 31 years, that I would feel so empowered and proud of the person I am. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. 

I came to Guy in a very dark period and initially just wanted to find somebody to tell me what to do to make it right but Guy saw that by working through the situation with me, listening and pushing me, I could right it myself. That's both empowering and enduring. Guy was clear about his process, stayed true to it throughout, and was ultimately successful. 

I felt like Guy was always supportive and never judgemental, allowing me the time and space to talk through my feelings and to come to my own conclusions. He really helped me a lot and for that I am so grateful! 

There were several times where he helped me to see a new perspective on things that I would not have found on my own.  These moments were quite amazing; like the clouds parting and I had found a new way to see the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began training in 2011 and have over 650 hours experience of working with clients since 2015. I studied at the University of Chester and qualified with an MA degree in Clinical Counselling in 2016. 

Before beginning in private practice, I was a volunteer counsellor in two Liverpool charities, Compass Counselling and The Brain Charity. I have worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including serious health problems, life-limiting illness, significantly challenging relationship difficulties, bereavement, anxiety and depression, PTSD, compulsive behaviour, childhood abuse, seeking meaning and purpose in life and pressures of working and family life.

In addition to my initial training I have completed courses including in the following areas:

  • Managing risk when working with clients having suicidal thoughts
  • Working with clients with long-term health conditions
  • Transgender Diversity and Equality Awareness
  • Supporting clients following sudden bereavement
  • Counselling Children and Young Adults
  • Trauma, PTSD and the Healing Process
  • Counselling remotely using video platforms
  • ‘Walk and talk’ counselling

    I have experience of short and long-term counselling and can provide either according to your preference. If you have a condition that prevents you from coming to my counselling room- I will be happy to discuss the option of home visits.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Private counselling shouldn't only be available to those with good incomes. If you regard yourself as living on a low income and are unable to afford the usual session fee, please contact me to discuss your circumstances.

The standard fee for each session is £45 and is payable before the session in cash or by bank transfer. If you request a home visit, I will also charge travelling expenses that will be agreed in advance.


When I work

My working hours are flexible. Please contact me to discuss your preference for an appointment time.

The Common, Parbold, Wigan, Lancashire, WN8 7EA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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