About me

Spinningfields, Saddleworth and Slaithwaite practices.

...Let’s talk about you!

I believe that everyone should have the ability to access therapeutic counselling in order to feel more content in their lives. Most people will struggle with one or more things at some point, and may feel 'stuck in a rut', lacking direction, or feeling out of control of their emotions.

With one in four adults experiencing some form of ill mental health at any point, this really has become the modern ‘normal’. Out of date sigmas about ‘reaching out’ still linger, but are fading. You do not have to go through this alone anymore.

My job is to offer a non judgemental, neutral, and supportive ear to you, allowing you that all important offloading space which so many of us lack; but benefit from enormously. With my support and guidance, we will:

- Collaboratively talk through what is affecting you

- Allow you space and time to process and understand it

- Identify how we can make realistic changes in your life to support your therapeutic journey

My qualification as an integrative counsellor means that I am trained in multiple modalities, and allows me to provide a totally individual and bespoke service for you, using the theory and techniques I believe are most appropriate and relevant to you. I am an accredited member of the BACP, am supported by their ethical framework, and work in the strictest confidence.

Specialist areas:

Resilience, Confidence and Self- Esteem:-

My service focuses on the idea that everyone has the right to feel OK, and sometimes low confidence and low self esteem can be a huge barrier to this, whether it is from an external force, or from within. Your change in feelings may have developed recently, or may have been building up for some time- this is the first step to committing to a new, happier, and more content you.

I am experienced working with children and young people in schools and am happy to take clients within this age range.

I offer a slightly different thread to my service in the form of solution focussed therapy. This is goal orientated, therapeutically working short term towards achieving something specific, or making that all important change in your life.

If you feel that i can help you, or have any questions, feel free to send me a text and I will call you back to discuss options at a convenient time.

Training, qualifications & experience


Level 2 diploma in Working with Grief and Bereavement- 2013

Bsc Degree in Psychology and Counselling- 2014

ABC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling- 2016


-Community resilience.

-Working with suicide and self harm.

-Early Intervention with school aged children.


-Bereavement support worker for adults in the Rochdale area.

-Support worker with MIND for homeless individuals aiming to reintegrate into the community (Tameside)

-Children and young people resilience practitioner delivering assembles, group workshops, and staff training sessions in primary and high schools across 3 boroughs.

-One on one counsellor in schools across Oldham and Tameside for 2015/16/17/18.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

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Additional information

Free short phone call in order for us to clarify the service, what you want to achieve from it and for me to answer any questions you have.

First session half price.

Sessions start at £50. (Fee's vary by practice location)

Student discount and block booking discounts available.

Home visits: £40 (dependant on address)

Telephone sessions: £40


West Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joanne Davenport-Farrow

Joanne Davenport-Farrow