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Treasure Chest Counselling - Maria Sayer

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN4 0AR
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Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN4 0AR

About us


My name is Maria, I have a private practice called Treasure Chest Counselling. Choosing the right counsellor is important. I hope if your reading my profile you can see I am passionate about the work I do.

I have an advance Diploma in Counselling, Advanced Diploma in CBT and a certificate in Bereavement counselling.

20 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults with a well-known Safeguarding/Therapeutic Children’s Charity, Volunteered at MIND Halton Jigsaw Counselling Service, Co-ran Eating Disorders group.

Trained Local Authority /children’s Centre’s Domestic Abuse Program and support Post Training.
Worked with Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Neglect, Emotional Abuse. Issues such as Bereavement, Loss & Anxiety, Domestic Abuse, Attachment, Parenting, Anger Management, Life Story type work, Self-esteem and Confidence, Bullying, Relationships. Anxiety, Stress, Identity, Self-Harm. Group work for Domestic Abuse, life story type work, Parenting, Listening Skills & Children’s Mental Health groups.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (including panic/anxiety attacks)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Alcohol and Drug dependency
  • Addictive Behaviours (food, drug, alcohol, work)
  • Phobias
  • Childhood Abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual)
  • Trauma (including accidents and assaults)
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Career Issues
  • Social Skill Building
  • Guilt
  • Lack of Assertiveness
  • Stress
  • Relationship Concerns and Conflict
  • Communication Problems
  • Disordered Eating / Body Image Issues
  • Gender Identity Concerns
  • Trust / Intimacy Issues
  • Separation / Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Group work – Stress Busters Adults
  • Group work – Self-esteem Adults
  • Group work – Domestic Abuse Adults
  • Children’s mental Health – Stress, Anxiety, abuse, Bullying,
  • Children’s Group work – Stress Busters
  • Children’s Group work – Self-esteem
  • Children’s Group work – Domestic Abuse
  • Parenting one to one
  • Parenting Group work
  • Anger management for children
  • Consultancy for Professionals

Training, qualifications & experience

Our company name is called Treasure Chest Counselling, I have over 20 years of experience of working with children, young people and adults.


Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Advanced Diploma in CBT

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling.

Diploma in Nursery Nurse, HND Early Childhood Studies, BTEC Clerical, ,

Personal Development Training

Advanced Diploma in CBT

Play Therapy, CBT, Solution focus, Child Protection, Neglect, working with children and learning disabilities, Eating Disorders, Connect 5, Narrative Story Training, Parenting Group Training, Safeguarding, Sexual Abuse working with children, PTSD, Winston Wish training, Data Protection also starting Counselling Supervision Course in April 2020.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Counselling session 50 minutes  - £35.00
Couples Counselling 50 minutes - £50.00
Group Supervision Up to 6 people -  £150.00
Inner child Work shop Up to 10 from -  £500.00
Self -esteem work shop Up to 20 from -  £600.00
Stress Busters Work shop Up to 20 from -  £600.00
Anger management for children Up to 10 from -  £600.00
Consultation for Professionals 1 hour from  - £50.00
Tailor made workshops To suit your school or organisation TBA
School counselling drop in 5 hours (full day) from - £150.00

Treasure Chest Counselling cover - Wigan, St Helens, Liverpool, Ormskirk, Southport, Skelmersdale and Warrington

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

“Your Journey starts with a single step” it can be really hard to take the first step to accessing support. I work holistically with clients so that they can explore their difficulties in a safe place at their own time and pace. It's important to feel listened to and heard, i work with clients by offering a wide variety of activities and resources that will help them to facilitate change. If you feel like you’re ready to arrange an appointment this can be done by either: telephone, Text, email or contact us on our Facebook page (Treasure Chest Counselling); and we can set up an initial session. During your initial session we will talk about what you want to get out of counselling; if your happy to continue we will set up a second session, and will arrange to see you weekly/fortnightly. We can meet at our office in Ashton In Makerfield, Wigan or we can agree to meet in a venue near you.

There is free off-road parking near our office and also free parking over the road. Our office is also near a train station and is accessible by public transport. easily accessible using public transport. Due to Corona Virus I am currently offering either online counselling through Zoom or telephone counselling. If your struggling with anxiety we can do a stress buster plan. For further information please feel free to email or telephone and I will gladly explain the process with you. Take care and stay safe.

Suite 5 Lesscent House
405 Wigan Road
Ashton In Makerfield
Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 - Saturday up to 7 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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