Val Boulton MBACP( Snr Acc.), Qualified Supervisor.
I recognise that only the individual knows what is hurting or troubling them, advice and being told how to fix problems, may not seem helpful when there is pain and upset. Talking with family, friends and colleagues may even make matters worse.
I believe that talking problems through with a qualified counsellor, in a professional, warm , safe environment could be the answer for you. Your dearest wish maybe to seek support and understanding.
I aim to provide such an environment, in which you will hopefully feel listened too, heard and understood. Given the right atmosphere and support, you may make sense of your pain, gain confidence to make changes and take control of your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience in counselling has been gained through working in many areas over the past 22 years, including primary care trusts, emergency services, youth work,employers assistance programmes, further and university educational settings.
I have been an Accredited Counsellor with BACP since March 2000 and a Senior Accredited Counsellor since March 2006.
All my individual counselling training was undertaken and completed at Wigan and Leigh Further Education College, the Advanced Diploma Course was B.A.C.P. accredited.
I am a fully qualified Relationship Counsellor gaining my Certificate in Relationship and Couple Therapy from Relate in December 2001.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have counselled now for 21 years in different settings, my experience is wide and varied. I know I always seem to returned to the same issue,which is that a person needs to feel warmth, comfortable, understood, but most of all heard,this needs to be conveyed verbally and emotionally , then there is the space for you to make changes and emotionally grow.
I look forward to supplying that space in your endeavor to make sense of yourself and your world.
Thank you for considering my profile.
I charge £35.00 per hour for one to one counselling.
Students' Rate £25.00 per session
For 3 sessions booked and paid for at the first session the fee is £90.00
For 6 sessions booked and paid for at the first session the fee is £180.00.
Couple counselling the charge is £45.00 per hour
Supervision Charges £30 per hour , £45 per hour and a half.
I take payment by cheque, cash or Bank Transfer, I will always give you a receipt.
Appointments available in the daytime Tuesday through till Thursday. Evening appointments Tuesday and Wednesday.
You can e mail me or leave a message on either telephone number.
I live 5 miles to the south of Wigan town centre, within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool, St.Helens and the surrounding areas.
You can use public transport, I live near the main Liverpool to Wigan railway line and the bus stop for the service between Wigan and Leigh towns is a 5 minute walk away.
Travelling by car, there is ample on street parking available.
The M6 motorway is nearby,as is the A49, East Lancashire Road, all the roads connect to the motorway network in the surrounding area.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Tuesday through till Thursday 09.30-20.30. Monday and Friday by appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am theoretically based in the Person Centered Approach, although I have trained and supervised in the Psycho-dynamic Approach as well.