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About me

I provide a warm, friendly but professional service to my clients in an empathic and confidential environment to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.

My name is Philly and I have been a practising counsellor, based in Astley, for the past 10 years. I live in Astley, near Atherton. I'm married with two grown up children. I qualified from Salford University with a DipHE in Person Centred Counselling.

I tailor therapy to fit clients' needs in a warm, friendly environment where confidentiality is paramount. My aim is to empower clients to be able to help themselves whilst still feeling supported and professionally guided by someone who genuinely cares.

Counselling and therapy can help with a range of problems and issues, including:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Problems in your relationship
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling down and despondent
  • Issues affecting children and young people
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Family changes
  • Divorce and separation
  • Bullying

My practice in Astley is within easy reach of all the neighbouring towns and other parts of the north west of England. It's conveniently located not far from the East Lancashire Road and close to a main bus route.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Cert.
  • DipHE Counselling
  • Post Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People

I have a very varied and experienced background within counselling. I have gained a diverse experience by working within a local GP's surgery, the Well Women Centre at Leigh and from the Worsley Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as from my own practice. As a result I am able to offer guidance and support covering a wide range of issues to both male and female adults as well as young people.

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.


Additional information

Sessions £ 30.00 per hour.


Available Fridays / Evenings and Weekends


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Philippa Chapman

Philippa Chapman