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About me

Hi my name is Helen Burrows,

Just a phone call away, based in Carrbrook near Stalybridge. I am an empathetic and approachable, fully insured and accredited professional Counsellor providing a personal service. I adhere to government guidelines in respect to Covid - 19 rules. Offering face to face appointments, phone or video call.

I feel passionately about helping people through difficult times, as well as helping individuals to reach their personal goals in life. I appreciate that sometimes life is a struggle and from time to time it can be difficult to move forward. I offer an approach which is non judgemental and which helps individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings, and helps to find ways to deal with  emotional issues. Counselling gives individuals the time and space to gain different perspectives and work through their problems.

I have experience of Counselling clients with a wide range of issues some of which include:

  • Stress and Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • Addictions,
  • Bereavement,
  • Relationship and Family Issues,
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self Esteem.

Other issues I deal with are listed further down the page.

I am DBS (CRB) checked and I have regular clinical supervision. My practice is based locally in the Tameside area, and home visits can be arranged locally dependent on Covid guidelines

I have previously worked for 20 years in the National Health Service in Pathology. In addition, I work in the voluntary sector at the Women's Centre in Ashton, and most recently was employed by a local organisation offering support to individuals and families suffering from drug, alcohol abuse and mental health issues. I am also qualified in:

  • Indian Head Massage,
  • Arm, Hand, Leg and Foot massage,
  • Hypnotherapy.

You are welcome to contact me on 07557684213 or by sending me a message here.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • AIM Awards level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • BSY Diploma Indian Head Massage (ABC Level 3)
  • Practitioners Diploma in Hand, Arm, Leg and Foot Massage


  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Confidence and Self Esteem (Tameside Women and their Families)
  • Adverse Childhood Experience(ACEs)
  • L.A.V.A (Life After Violence & Abuse)
  • Safeguarding Adults from Abuse Certificate (Stockport Council)
  • Working with Suicidal Clients (Counselling Tutor)
  • ZSA Suicide Awareness Training (NHS)
  • Preparing to work with Sexual Abuse (Counselling Tutor)
  • Anger Management Certificate (Tameside Women and their Families)
  • Preparing to Work with Anger (Counselling Tutor)
  • Living with Anxiety and Depression Certificate (GMW) NHS
  • Introduction to Anxiety Disorders
  • Introduction to Couples Counselling (Counselling Tutor) Certificate
  • Working at Relational Depth (Counselling Tutor)
  • Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (GMW) NHS
  • NPS ("illegal high's") Drug Awareness Training Certificate of Professional Development (Lifeline)
  • A Good Nights Sleep Certificate Manchester Mental Health NHS
  • First Aid At Work  (QCF) QA Level 3
  • TMCG First Aid Training(2019) 3yrs Certificated
  • Build a Better You: Exercise and Diet for Health and Wellbeing (GMW) NHS
  • Data Protection Certificate of Continual Professional Development
  • NCST Certificate Brief Advice on Smoking
  • NVQ Level 3 in Cervical Cytology (Pathology)
  • NVQ Level 3 in Andrology             (Infertility, Pathology)

I am a member of the National Counselling Society / NC S14-01116, National Hypnotherapy Society /HS00T84 and qualified in Indian Head Massage in 2007 at the British School of Yoga.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Consultation  

Please note: I can now offer face to face sessions/ telephone and video counselling. The sessions are in line with government Covid guidelines. There is a short initial phone call to establish how I can help you.

Face to Face sessions are charged at £30 for individual Counselling

Couples Counselling - Face to Face sessions are charged at £40

Telephone or Video call sessions are charged at £25 per individual Counselling and £35 for Couple Counselling.

I also offer Hypnotherapy sessions:

Face to Face sessions are charged at £30 and Telephone/Video call £25 per session

Please note all sessions are approximately 50 minutes to an hour long in duration

All payments by Bank Transfer/ Cash or Cheque

Please refer to my website regarding further information and testimonials



I am available to offer sessions between 9am - 8pm week days (weekends by arrangement).

Further information

Working with drug and alchohol issues

I have experience in delivering Induction training to staff and volunteers working in the drug and alcohol sector. Training in - Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Boundaries, Equality and Diversity, Drug and Alcohol Awareness. I also have experience working with the youth sector 11-19 yrs as well as working with the over 50's promoting wellbeing to individuals/groups. I also deliver massage therapy to local care homes and day centres, although due to Covid 19 I am unable to offer this service at present.

I have delivered alcohol workshops to staff, volunteers and clients in organisations across the Greater Manchester area. Through this work I have been able to help people through:

  • Counselling
  • Brief Interventions
  • Outreach Community work

I have gained specialist knowledge in the following areas:

  • Addiction
  • Mental health
  • Self harm
  • Sexual abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxieties
  • Bereavement
  • LBGTQI Foundation

I have previously volunteered for East Northants County Council delivering 'Meals on Wheels' to the elderly.

I have also volunteered in counselling, covering the Greater Manchester area.
I am currently volunteering in the Tameside area.

12 Moorfield Heights
Greater Manchester
SK15 3RB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Helen Burrows Ad Dip PC MNCS Dip Hyp CS MHS

Helen Burrows Ad Dip PC MNCS Dip Hyp CS MHS