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About me

There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, to resolve it and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to; therefore, I offer a reduced fee for our initial session (see below for details).

How I work as your counsellor
Being a person-centred counsellor, I work in an non-directive manner, viewing my clients as the expert about themselves. I provide you with the space to work on your own agenda and at your own pace, as we explore the issues you wish to bring to counselling - secure in the knowledge that our sessions are confidential and free from judgement. I aim to work alongside you in such a way that you can develop the solutions, which you feel work best for you.

My personal experience
My own experience in personal counselling, was profoundly beneficial to me.  It allowed me to understand my needs, the beliefs I held that: worked against me satisfying those needs and that deterred from appreciating those moments.  In the simplest terms, it helped me to understand: 'how I really tick' and appreciate what makes others 'tick' too; consequently, my relationships also improved.  I find the opportunity to be a part of that therapeutic process for others to be a cherished privilege.

Where do I work from?
I work from Lynwood House Therapy Centre, which is located in Culcheth, Warrington.  My private practice dates are Sunday–Wednesday, although I do try to be flexible with appointments, to accommodate clients schedules, wherever possible.

I hold an enhanced DBS checks for working with adults and with young people.  Along with appropriate indemnity insurance.  I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

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I receive feedback from clients that I am: compassionate, understanding and genuine. This is the feedback I value the most, as at the core of my practice is my client.  I believe the therapeutic process, works best when these human qualities are present in the relationship; consequently, my clients tell me they value my 'realness'. Counselling can require courage or may seem daunting, I recognise this; strive to be sensitive to my clients experience and to ensure they do not feel pressured. I find the results to be positive and I am always delighted to hear how my clients have benefited from therapy or are finding their lives more fulfilling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as a counsellor in private practice and as a volunteer with a local carers' charity.

I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with an array of clients of different ages and backgrounds. Consequently, I have gained experience in working with:

  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger-management
  • Addiction & substance misuse (including gaming addiction)
  • Bullying
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Personality disorders and more.

As valuable as this experience is I am always mindful that every client is unique and that the work we do will not be shaped by the experience of others.


  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Certificate introduction to Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate Mentoring
  • Level 3 Certificate Mentoring
  • Level 2 Advocacy
  • PGCE Teaching Secondary & Post-16 Education
  • Level 3 Certificate Training and Personnel Practice CIPD


  • Mental health awareness
  • Substance and alcohol misuse
  • Suicide and self-harm awareness
  • Personality disorder awareness
  • Domestic abuse awareness

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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

Gaming addiction, CSA, Historic abuse, Loss & acceptance.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

Standard fee for one-to-one counselling: £45

Student rate: £35 (Counselling students, currently studying)

Couples: £55

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Sun: 10:00 - 18:00 Wed: 10:00 - 21:00 ; Other times available, please call for details.

Further information

Students should be aware that my modality is Person-Centred, if it is part of your course requirement, you should ensure this is appropriate. If in doubt please ask your tutor.  I am happy to provide a record of your sessions, for your course requirements/portfolio.

Rutherford House
Warrington Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

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Michael Rimmer - Registered MBACP

Michael Rimmer - Registered MBACP