Helen Leach, Dip. Couns. MBACP

Helen Leach, Dip. Couns. MBACP

Ashton In Makerfield
Greater Manchester

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Ashton In Makerfield
Greater Manchester

About me

I was trained as an integrative therapist, which has enabled me to explore several different approaches to therapy.  During my time in practice, I have become aware that no single approach works for everyone. I, therefore, work alongside my clients in finding the best approach for them.

Throughout my years in practice, I have found that both adults and children can often struggle to find the words to speak about upsetting and confusing experiences. Thoughts and feelings can often be painful to address, so people will often seek to avoid thinking about them. Metaphorically speaking, we put things in boxes and lock them shut. But sometimes these boxes open at inconvenient times, thus taking us straight back to the thoughts and emotions we have been trying so hard to avoid.

We all experience different kinds of challenges in life, and what may be difficult for one person, may not be to another. We must all learn not to judge our experiences by those of others. If you are struggling to manage emotions and thoughts, this is when therapy can help.

Sometimes people are better able to find answers to their problems with some support or help from another person. Sometimes they just need to wait until the right time, and sometimes they need to find a way to think it through gradually.

As an integrative therapist, I will work with you to explore the most effective way for you to engage in therapy.  Through gaining a new understanding of life's issues, this will lead to an increased sense of confidence, a greater sense of control in life, a restored sense of identity, and consequently a fuller, happier life.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advocacy for Victims of Sexual Violence (University of Worcester)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Central Lancashire)

Safeguarding training:

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Working together to Safeguard Children and Young People
  • I have also a portfolio of workshops and additional short courses I have attended.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


60 minute session: £40. Concessions also available.

Further information

I am based in the Ashton and Makerfield Area, and offer a free half an hour telephone consultation. This is so we can discuss if I am the right therapist for you, and to see if I can offer you what you need. If you would like more information please email me.

Maps & Directions

Ashton In Makerfield, WN4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evening appointments. Saturdays (am)

Types of client

Young people