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About me

Have you had a loss/bereavement and are you finding it hard dealing with it?  Do you feel anxious and don't know how to manage it? Do you feel that you are not good enough for work, family or friends? Or do you feel that things are just too much at the moment and you are exhausted from thinking and feeling all the time?

Whatever is going on for you I am here to support, listen and focus on you and your needs, to look at the loss and it's meaning to you, to help you to sort out the tangle in your head/life, to gain control of your thoughts and your life and most of all to give you the time and breathing space, judgement free, that you deserve.

I am a skilled and experienced BACP registered counsellor and NLP Practitioner offering individual counselling alongside life coaching, IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to ensure you get the best, most appropriate support to empower you to achieve your goals.

You may well be finding it hard to find someone you’re able to open up to just from reading a few words online.  Why not get in touch for an informal chat so you feel at ease when choosing me to support you during this difficult time in your life.

​I am based in Adlington close to Chorley and Horwich.

Sessions are confidential.

For more information please see my Chorley Counselling Website


my Facebook page www.facebook.com/amethystcounsellinglancs

or contact me for more information/any questions

NOTE - emails from me sometimes end up in the spam/junk folder so please check in there

Sessions available face to face, online or over the phone.

I charge £40 per session which can be paid by card, bank transfer or cash.

Reduced rates available

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Anxiety UK approved counsellor, NLP Practitioner, Integral Eye Movement Practitioner and have extensive experience supporting individuals who have been bereaved.

I have undertaken training courses in many different areas such as bereavement, relationships, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive, Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, shame, transgender issues, bereavement, loss of an infant, mindfulness....for a full list of my experience please contact me.

I have an up to date DBS and First aid certificate.

o I also work as an online and telephone counsellor and have in the past worked as a funeral arranger, manager of a women's centre, nurse, midwife and been a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement.

I have a Diploma in Mindfulness and Reiki Level 2 so can also help and support you with relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

I am a Registered member of the BACP

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

  • 13+ years experience working with individuals and their families in the palliative/end of life field
  • Pet bereavement/loss
  • Those experiencing and those close to individuals experiencing dementia

I also offer the following services

IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy)
Life Coaching

If you are not sure if I am right for you call/email me so we can have a chat to discuss your individual needs

I have up to date professional indemnity insurance, a clear DBS and I am GDPR compliant.

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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Reduced rates/concessions/discounted fees are available particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak.  Contact me for more details.

(Below are the full price rates)

  • Face to face and telephone counselling = £40 per hour (including pre-trial therapy)
  • IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) = £40 per hour
  • Life Coaching = £50 per hour and a half session

You are not tied into a fixed amount of sessions, you can have as many as you need.


Daytime and evening appointments available.  Contact me to find out more.

Face to face, online and telephone sessions available.

Reduced rates also available

Further information

Visit my Chorley Counselling website - http://www.amethystcounselling.co.uk/  or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/amethystcounselling1 to see more about me and my service.

10 Babylon Lane


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I have access to an alternative location if stairs are a problem. Please let me know on booking.


Ruth Taylor (MBACP) - Amethyst Counselling

Ruth Taylor (MBACP) - Amethyst Counselling