Miriam Gilmore

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MBACP - BA Hons. Counselling, PG Dip., Dip. Couns.
Available for new clients
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Chester CH2 & Manchester M20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

*At the moment I am only working with clients online*

How are you? A simple question, that can feel so overwhelming. 

By reading my profile you are already on your way to finding a therapist to help diminish overwhelm, seek clarity and find peace in your life. 

Finding the right counsellor is a very important first step, as it is often the connection between therapist and client that brings about the most meaningful changes. 

I offer a free 20 minute remote consultation for you to decide whether I am the therapist you want by your side. 

You might be feeling hopeless, anxious, lost, numb or overwhelmed. These are just a few of the feelings you can bring to a counselling session with me. 


I work using an Integrative Person-Centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

If you are seeking a therapy space where I will listen to you without judgement and respond with compassion and empathy, then I can offer you that. 

I am also trained in creative therapy, therefore should you be willing, alongside talking I may introduce symbols, metaphor or creative activity into the sessions. 

I only work 1:1 with clients, however, I cover all ages with competence. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As a member of the BACP I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This membership ensures I work in a professional, ethical manner, whilst also adhering to their expectations of continued professional development.

  • Degree in Counselling Skills (2017)
  • PG Certificate and Diploma in Play and Creative Arts Therapy (2021)
  • Higher Education Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2023)
  • Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • DBS Enhanced Certificate

I have been running my independent practice since 2021, providing Mental Health support for all ages. 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in working creatively. Perhaps the idea of talking intimidates you? We can work with art materials, symbols, or metaphors to put your mind at ease. Using art in therapy can be very powerful, as it provides room to express without having to find words. 

I also have a great interest in working with women (those who identify as female). Women have sat together with other women for years, to exchange stories and be heard. I think there is something very powerful in this. 

Therapies offered

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£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

It is preferable that you book sessions weekly, in order to gain the most out of your therapy. 

Sessions are charged at £45 per session (online). 

I offer discounted rates for teens, or students- £40 per session (online).

Play Therapy, for children up to the age of 12 is carried out in person only (I'm sorry but I'm not running this service at the moment, as I am only offering online sessions).

The initial 20 minute consultation is free, and this is preferred via video call or phone. This is prior to therapy and will allow us both to see if we work well together.

Payment is preferred by Bank Transfer (BACs), though I am able to discuss alternative payment methods.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

For a list of my current available slots, please get in touch. Evenings are most popular, but you can be added to a waiting list.

Further information

I offer online and in-person sessions.

Our Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.

Find my therapy space in Hoole, Chester, or opt for an online approach, where I will send you a link to a secure online platform. 

My practice space is a relaxing room in Hoole and my hope is you will feel safe and calm here. Easy access from the North Wales expressway, the M53, the M56, Nantwich (A51) and Whitchurch (A41). 

Hoole, Chester, Cheshire, CH2

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Miriam Gilmore
Miriam Gilmore