Mary Turner Dip.Couns, Dip.CBT, MBACP

Mary Turner Dip.Couns, Dip.CBT, MBACP


01204 395766 / 07967 375983

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About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

I'm Mary Turner founder of Solas Counselling Bolton. Solas is the Irish word for light and my purpose is to try to bring light into the very dark situations that my clients often find themselves in. Given enough light to enable them to explore their world, most clients are able to find their own way to lasting recovery.  My role is to facilitate the means to do this through offering a good counselling service.

I am a fully qualified counsellor, a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) with considerable experience in private and voluntary sector counselling. I work with a major provider in Bolton and I have had a high rate of success working with a wide range of situations to the recognisable benefit of the clients.

Good voluntary organisations have very long waiting lists and I am happy to be in a position to offer private counselling and subject to acceptance clients can be taken on and start their counselling within two weeks. This wait can be reduced in cases of particular need.

Clients are seen in a safe and comfortable, environment in my own premises.

My watchwords are competence, compassion and integrity. Although I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) My main method of working is using the Karl Rogers person-centred principles.   I believe that most people who experience difficulties in their lives need to express their deepest feelings in order to move on with their lives and to do this they need to be listened to.

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for reading my profile.

Training, qualifications & experience

ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling Salford College August 2008

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy June 2009

Training Courses

CBT for Depression 6 hours May 2012
Working with Anxiety & Depression 6 hours April 2009
Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 3.5 hours May 2009
Key Principles of Relationship Counselling 14 Hours May/June 2009
Key Principals of Family Therapy 6 hours June 2009
Advocacy Training 12 hours January 2007
Anger Awareness Training 12 hours June/July 2007
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 6 hours April 2008
Working with suicidal clients June 2008 3 hours
Conflict Resolution June 2007 one day.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Initial session £20 then all following sessions £35 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Bolton, BL2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 09.00 to 19.00 Wednesdays 17.00 to 19.00 and Fridays 09.00 to 12 noon

Types of client

Older adults