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About us

Wigan Family Welfare est 1958 offers several free counselling services to residents of Wigan, Ashton & Leigh. We are a warm & welcoming organisation that is happy to help.

Counselling projects:

There is no charge for our counselling services:

Appointments from 8am - 4pm at Scholes office in Wigan

Note to GPs & professionals: please give our number to your patient for them to self refer.

  • Counselling for adults who are feeling angry - therapy for anger related concerns. Everyone has their own reasons for feeling angry/stressed/frustrated - we will work with these reasons, and you as a person. To self refer call 01942867888 option: 1 now.
  • New & expectant parents counselling - If your partner is pregnant or has recently had a baby.
  • Ante/post Natal depression counselling -
  • Bereavement Counselling for Children - counselling for children who have had someone in their life that has died.
  • Counselling for children who are feeling/behaving in Angry ways - counselling for children who display anger
  • Veterans Counselling and families can access one to one counselling including children who are from the military.    

There is no charge for cbt or counselling sessions. Sessions are treated confidentially and are 'one-one'.

Please call the number provided to self refer. You can leave a message outside of these hours and we will call you back. Please state if it is okay to leave a message.

If you have used our services before you are welcome to use them again.

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellors are qualified BACP registered counsellors and we are an accredited organisation by British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).  Counsellors undertake continual training throughout the year and are all either accredited or working towards accreditation.

The organisation and counsellors abide by The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy's ethical framework.

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Other areas of counselling we deal with

Anger counselling - Any issue that impacts on feelings of anger we can work with. Anger is only a symptom of an underlying cause.

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Additional information

There is no charge to people living in Wigan, Ashton & Leigh

When we work

No cost. Self referrals. Call 01942867888 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm. You can leave a message outside of these hours. Appointments from 8am. Call now

Further information

If you are unsure if we could offer you support then please give us a call.

Even though we are an association of churches, our approach to therapy is not from a religious stance.

Call: 01942 867 888

Email: admin@wiganfamilywelfare.co.uk

Staff Profile Pictures: http://www.wiganfamilywelfare.co.uk/staff/

Wigan Family Welfare, St Catherine's House, Catherine Terrace, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 3JW

27 Charles Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester, WN7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults