SEND-Together Counselling Services

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Littleborough OL15 & Oldham OL4
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About us

AT SEND-Together counselling services we offer person-centred counselling for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) and their families. We also offer sign language and are familiar with deaf awareness/culture. Please note that our services are open to anyone who should wish to access them.

We offer one-to-one, non-judgemental, person-centred counselling to enable families to cope more effectively and improve their mental health and well-being.

In addition to this we now offer 'outdoor' therapy which promotes a holistic approach to mental health and well-being. Being in nature can foster calmness and confidence for children, young people and adults bringing lasting change.

Our counselling offers a safe, empathic place to explore thoughts and feelings, for children through play and creative activities. For adults through a person-centred approach, working with the individuals needs therapeutically to bring about change and empowerment.

We provide early therapeutic intervention for children, young people and parents/carers. This also includes siblings, Grandparents and other family members of those with SEND. Our 'uniqueness' means that we can offer both the children/young people sessions and adult sessions to be run at the same time with individual counsellors.

Counselling can be a positive and powerful experience that provides an insight into issues. It offers ways in which to look at things from a different angle in turn leading to positive outcomes. We aim to facilitate change through listening and encouragement; with opportunities to develop strengths and skills, and to improve life and well-being. At SEND-Together we believe investing in early intervention and prevention is important and significant in preventing mental health issues.

Counselling 'outdoors' provides a positive experience and is known to enhance mood and self-esteem more than exercise alone, helping you connect with nature, allowing you to restore your own peace of mind. For some being trapped indoors can impact on thoughts and feelings, and being in nature is known to help relieve anxiety, depression and/or coping with feelings of sadness and loss.

The green outdoor space provides an informal relaxed setting to 'walk and talk' and share what's on your mind, at your own pace. There is also an option to explore and engage in sensory/creative activities using natural materials and therapy through play for some clients.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills                                  
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills                                    
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling                        
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children                    
  • Certificate in Education (Further, Higher & Adult)        
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Deaf Education                                  
  • BA Early Years                                                        
  • British Sign Language (BSL) - Level 2                                    
  • Sign Supported English (SSE) Level 4                     


Together we are both qualified counsellors and trained to work with both children and adults alike. We have extensive experience in different roles in various types of settings directly with children of all ages with SEND and their parents/carers and families. We both have experience of training and volunteer work with Place2Be, leading national children's mental health charity over a period of 2 years, working in schools to improve the well-being of children, their families and the whole school community.

Suzanne has a wide range of experience working with children with SEND from early years to young people along with their parents and families. She has worked in various roles and settings working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and more closely with physical impairment, complex medical needs and visual impairment. She has also worked with different age groups in both mainstream and special schools and in coordinating and advisory roles as an Early Years additional educational needs AEN advisor and an Early Years Development Officer. She has worked in various voluntary roles one being Homestart, befriending families and supporting them through daily life struggles. Others being Oldham Bereavement Service and Side by Side.

Michele has experience not only in the field of counselling but also as a Teacher of the Deaf working with deaf children and young people. Many who have complex additional and behavioural needs, supporting them and their families both on a teaching and social emotional level. She is familiar with deaf culture/awareness and different modes of communication i.e. Sign Supported English (SSE), British Sign Language (BSL) amongst others. Michele has skills and knowledge through her volunteer work at MIND mental health charity, spanning over 5 years.

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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Our fees are £60 for an individual session (approximately 1 hour)

We also have some reduced rates available.

When we work

Monday to Thursday evenings and all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Further information

Our business approach is 'unique' we recognise our qualities in both having a background in supporting children and young people with SEND and their families, we are aware of the many challenges these families face and how at times this can become overwhelming for the child and/or the family, impacting on their emotional well-being and mental health. We feel passionate in working collaboratively with children and young people with additional needs and/or their families, enabling them to cope more effectively with their issues. Children and young people with SEND can improve their quality of life, build resilience; effectively communicate their wants and needs, and move forward with a sense of purpose.

Littleborough, Lancashire, OL15

Oldham, Lancashire, OL4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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SEND-Together Counselling Services
SEND-Together Counselling Services