Sean Galdo

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About me

Do you need to talk? I am here to listen and understand.

Originally from Virginia, USA,  I am a counsellor in Lancashire working with young people and adults from all walks of life. I have particular experience working with young people (college students) and neurodivergent clients struggling with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, stress, guilt, shame, and loss.  

I offer counselling with a person-centred/integrative approach, providing an opportunity to explore any difficult or sensitive issues and emotions in a safe, supportive environment. Throughout the process, I offer you my honesty, understanding, respect, and patience.

Sessions can be held online, over the phone, or in person at my premises in Lower Penwortham. I also offer walk and talk counselling – if you choose this option, we will meet at an agreed location and hold the session over a 50-minute walk. 

Contact me now to find out how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Education:

  • Level 4 Person-Centred Counselling, Lancashire, UK
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, Lancashire, UK
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling, Lancashire, UK
  • Master of Education - TESOL, Virginia, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts - Interpersonal Communication, Virginia, USA

Relevant Work Experience:

  • Private person Centred Counsellor (4 years+)
  • College Counsellor
  • Pastoral Achievement Support Tutor
  • Volunteer/Placement Counsellor for a local charity
  • Learning Support Tutor and Student Mentor

Recent CPD Training Includes:

  • Working Creatively with Neurodivergence
  • Online and Telephone Counselling 
  • Ecotherapy/Walk and Talk Counselling 
  • Polyvagal Theory 
  • Working with Eating Disorders 
  • Understanding the Teenage Brain 
  • Working with Transference/Countertransference 
  • Attachment Theory 
  • Autism Masking 
  • Endings in Counselling 
  • GDPR 
  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Safeguarding and Mental Health 
  • Prevent (Counter Terrorism)
  • Safeguarding Young People
  • Mental Health Awareness 
  • Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness 
  • Resilience – Strong Young Minds 
  • Hate Crimes 
  • Working with Clients with ME/Chronic Fatigue 
  • Counselling and Infant Loss

I continue to build on my professional development through reading, research, and relevant training programmes (certificates available on request). 

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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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Session times currently available Fridays between 9:30am and 4pm

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sean Galdo
Sean Galdo