Linda Ashcroft

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Wigan, Lancashire, WN2
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Do you want to make sense of how you are feeling right now, but are unsure how to go about it? Maybe you’re feeling alone or as those around you don’t understand. It can be difficult to talk about your emotions to those close to you. I want to reassure you; you are not alone, and I am ready to listen when you are ready to talk.

Therapy does help in a wide range of issues. I have experience with working with numerous client's who’s presenting issues including but not exclusive too,

Low self-esteem which can undermine confidence.

Anxiety can manifest as fear, which can have psychological and physical effects. 

Divorce which could leave you feeling hopeless. 

Bereavement it can be hard to let go of someone. 

 Low moods which can develop depression. 

Stress which can affect both our mental and physical health. 

Abuse, (domestic, sexual, coercive and controlling behavior) 

The therapy I offer you is called Person-centred, which is a client led talking therapy, I see you as the expert on self. It can be difficult to understand and explain exactly what it is and how it helps so I describe it as

Imagine you are in a forest with a heavy layer of fog. You are attempting to find your way out but don’t know which direction to go in. You may be feeling stuck, frightened, angry, upset and overwhelmed with all these emotions. I may not know the right path you should take but I will walk beside you until you find it and the fog has cleared. 

So, during our sessions, we would discuss the matter that is concerning you. Identify the improvements you would like to see and work towards and find a solution that feels right for you. However, you are feeling right now remember your feelings are valid we all deal with our issues in our own individual way.

Also, because my style of therapy is non-directive I won't push or pry into matters you don't want to talk about, nor will I offer unwanted advice or guidance. However I may provide suggestions; you could then decide whether or not you take them up.  I will treat you with respect, discretion, empathy, and be non-judgmental.

You can email me or What Apps me for an appointment. (Please also check your spam folder for my reply as it can end up there sometimes.) I also offer, online and telephone sessions for those who choose to access counselling in this way as an alternative to meeting in the room. This means I am able to have sessions throughout the UK. So why not take advantage of my Free 15min consultation in which you can decide if it is the right therapy, and I am the right therapist for you. 

Note to GP's, please give my number to your patients so they can self-refer.

EAP's and other professionals please contact for fees.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • SEG Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • ABC Award Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts.
  • NCFE Level 1 award in Interpersonal Skills 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Rewind Technique 



Working with Infidelity                                                                                          

Facilitating Emotional Expression                                                                           
Stigma and Mental Health Provision                                                                       
Entering the frame of reference                                                                           
Legal and Ethical Framework                                                                             
Grief and Bereavement                                                                                                 
Introduction to Anxiety Disorders                                                                                 
Reflective Journaling                                                                                                   
Research Workshop                                                                                                    
Self-concept in Person-centred therapy                                                                   
The Teenage Brain                                                                                                      
Working with Personality Disorders                                                                         
Implicit-Explicit Patterns of relating                                                                            
Autism Making                                                                                                            
Bereavement Awareness                                                                                       
Getting Started                                                                                                      


I am experienced working with clients with a range of issues, including, but not exclusively:

Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, relationship issues.

See my website for more information.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Face to Face - 60 minutes £45.00
  • Telephone - 60 minutes     £45.00
  • Online - 60 minutes             £45.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

As my availability does change frequently, please do enquire for a time and date that suits you.

Further information

I am currently renting a room, in central Wigan. There is no wheelchair access at this office however there is a ground floor room for those with mobility issues. There is parking nearby. There are toilets available (not on ground floor).

Wigan, Lancashire, WN2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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