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MBACP, Adv Dip

About me

I am a qualified therapeutic Counsellor supporting Children, Adolescents and Adults, either face to face, by telephone or online.

Are you or your child finding it difficult to cope or manage with everyday situations and finding life a struggle? 

Many of us can feel overwhelmed but unsure of how to deal with these thoughts or feelings. Life is sometimes difficult where issues from the past or in the present can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, confused, depressed or detached from our feelings?

You may be feeling low and anxious about life in general., struggling to attend school, college or work. There may be physical health symptoms causing concern – not sleeping, being unable to concentrate, tension or headaches.

Talking to someone about your struggles can help. I am fully aware that this may take a great deal of courage to open up and share your experiences to someone - I know because I have been there too. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.

Together we can explore your issues at your pace, whether this be talking, using creative activities or outdoors where I offer 'walk & talk' sessions,  so you can work towards a more positive future. 

I specialise and also work with a Domestic Abuse organisation offering counselling to adults, children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse and violence. I have a lot of experience and knowledge in supporting and helping people understand and heal from trauma, abuse, anxiety or PTSD.

I have experience in ill-health, chronic pain or fatigue, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, low mood,  depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts or school/work-related issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

As a qualified counsellor, I work in an integrated framework incorporating Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Compassion Focussed approaches. I feel that one of the most important qualities as a counsellor is developing a trusting, safe relationship with my clients, where they feel heard, understood and accepted.

I offer 'walk and talk' therapy with clients in nature, where they can bring their dog if they wish.

I have worked as a teaching assistant in many different Primary education settings for over 15 years and prior to this as an Insurance Underwriting Manager for a global insurance company, which has enabled me to gain vast amount of experience and understanding of school and work related issues.

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £45.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

From £45.00 - £65.00

Free initial 20-30 minute telephone or online consultation.

Individuals (child, teens, adult)  £45.00 per session (50 minutes)

Couples £65.00 per session (50 minutes)

Corporate/EAP/employer sponsored for individuals £55.00, reports for insurers, solicitors or other referrers are negotiated on a time basis.

These fees apply to any in person, online or telephone session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions available from 9am to 7pm online or in person Monday to Friday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm in Bolton and Chorley.

Further information

Discounts are offered for students and people on low incomes.

The Wellness Consultancy, 130 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4NX

The Wellness Consultancy, Astley Lodge, 2 Queens Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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