About me

*** Corona Virus ***

In addition to telephone and remote sessions, I am able to offer Face to Face counselling in my bespoke, spacious outdoor room which allows for social distancing, with hand washing/sanitizer available.    Please feel free to discuss your options and precautionary measures with me on 07580 714106 or email me at lisa.counselling@hotmail.com   or visit www.salfordcounselling.co.uk  Please don't struggle on alone, your emotional health has never been so important.

I understand that beginning this journey may not be easy.  Taking the first step can often feel quite challenging and you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, indecision or even fear.  This is a natural response to thoughts around making changes in your life.

I offer support and empathy in a warm, caring environment.  Working together, we will explore how feelings and experiences shape your thoughts and actions.  You will gain a better understanding of what makes you, you.  Finding ways to reach your own solutions and enabling you to live a more resourceful life.  Alternatively, I could simply be that non judgmental, confidential ear that you just don't have elsewhere. I want to get to know you as a "whole" - your difficulty does not need to define who you are.

I have a particular interest in supporting the emotional well being of young people and have qualified to work therapeutically with families, children and young people, an area which I find both interesting and very rewarding.  I very much enjoy working creatively using crafts, miniatures, drawings, photographs, stones and shells.  This can be particularly beneficial for younger clients, adolescents and those who struggle to put into words what is going on for them, enabling the use of senses rather than words.

Since qualifying in 2009, I have gained experience of working within the NHS, the Youth Service and private practice. I have counselled adults, young people, families and couples  in many areas including:

  • relationship difficulties - self, partners, families, social.
  • low self esteem - confidence, self worth, hopelessness.
  • depression - low mood, feeling hopeless, guilt, difficulty in making decisions.
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • anxiety - panic attacks, stress.
  • suicidal thoughts
  • infertility
  • eating and body image
  • pet bereavement
  • alcohol

I have five years experience as a youth worker, and work in a pastoral role in an educative setting.

I am dedicated to the counselling process and wholly appreciate, through both professional and personal experience, the rewards that a successful client/counsellor relationship can bring about, however if you are uncertain I offer a free 30 minute "check it out" session should you feel particularly unsure of how things work, please let me know at enquiry stage if you would feel more comfortable with this option.  Alternatively, please call or email me for an informal chat if there is anything you are uncertain about.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Payment for full 50 minute sessions (£35 individual, £45 for couples) can be made using bank transfer if this is convenient for you, or cash on the day if you prefer.  Receipts available on request at booking.

I am conveniently located in Salford, easily accessible from the East Lancs Road and the M602 (close to Salford Royal Hospital).  I have a newly purpose built, outside office which is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conduct sessions within the BACP Ethical Framework and in line with BACP guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Certificate in Telephone Counselling/Short and Long Term Clients
  • Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Person Centred Counselling
  • A.S.I.S.T. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
  • Working Therapeutically with Families
  • Mental Health First Aider Youth (8-18)
  • Mental Health First Aider Primary
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ People In Salford
  • Promoting Diversity and Challenging Homophobia
  • Diploma in Hypno Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family Counselling

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Individual counselling - £40 for each 50 minute per session.

Couples' counselling - £50 for each 50/60 minute per session.

Supervision - £55 for each session (1.5 hours)

(I am am able to offer longer sessions for couples if necessary at an agreed price).

I am happy to offer a £5 discount for NUS card holders.

I also offer reduced sessions for the unwaged/or low income clients.

£50 per hypnotherapy session (approx 1 hour).

Further information

The frequency of sessions can be decided by yourself but would usually be either weekly or fortnightly. This can be negotiated between ourselves if you decide to continue with counselling.

We will review the work we have done together every 6 - 8 sessions where we will reflect upon work undertaken and plan ahead.

I can offer immediate appointments throughout the week and weekends.

Branksome Drive
Greater Manchester
M6 7PW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Monday - Sunday to suit.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


What Can I Offer as a Supervisor I’m Lisa, 52, based in Salford, married, mum to 2 grown children, counsellor and clinical supervisor.  I hope this pen picture will give you a sense of who I am and how I work but please, do feel free to come and meet me too before you make a decision.   Qualified to Diploma level in 2009, and currently in the 3rd year of a Counselling and Psychotherapy Degree.  In 2020 I offered over 800 sessions to in private practice with a diverse range of clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and with many different presenting issues.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley