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About me

Hello, my name is Joseph Cotton and I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Bispham, Blackpool, counselling under the company name "Chestnut Counselling".

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I'm not sure what caught your eye but the first step in counselling is making sure you've chosen the right counsellor. It's a daunting process so you need to make sure that the helping hand you reach for is the correct one. I've been taught that the most important part of counselling is the trust between a counsellor and client, without it you will struggle to form a solid foundation to work from.

Hopefully, I can be the right counsellor for you and if not, no problem! I offer a free 20 minute telephone conversation to make sure you would be comfortable working with me.

I gravitated towards counselling during A Level  Psychology and the more I worked on my self and my studies it became clear that this was the right path for me.

I have now been working and volunteering within the mental health sector for nine years and thoroughly enjoy client work, either face to face, online or on the phone. I do not claim to be the most experienced counsellor on this site, but I actively engage in additional learning, short courses and continued professional development to enable me to give you a better level of service.

In my personal life i enjoy gardening, walking/ hiking, video games and quality time with family & friends.

If you think i may be the right person to work with you or you'd like more information please drop me a message and we can organise a no obligation free consultation over the phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc Psychology

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Safeguarding Certificates

BACP Individual Membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you are a business owner, I also offer mental health workplace plans to benefit staff/ management alike. Please enquire for more details.


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

An Initial Phone Consultation with no obligation:
20 minutes - Free

Person Centred Counselling:
60 minutes - £50

Block of 6 Person Centred Counselling Sessions

I also offer discount for "Keyworkers" so please message me seperately for discounted rates.

Further information

Please visit or google "Chesnut Counselling Bispham" for more information/ reviews :)

Oasis Wellbeing Clinic, 1 All Hallows Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY2 0AS

Type of session

In person