About me

***Online counselling available***

Xanthia is a professionally trained, qualified and registered BACP counsellor based in Horwich, holding experience working with adults and adolescents on managing emotional health and mental wellbeing. Whether with anger, stress, anxiety depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement or self-esteem, Xanthia can help you manage, make sense of it and find personal growth and transformation.

With training in various counselling approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, relational therapy and person centered counselling, Xanthia uses an integrative approach tailoring the counselling to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

A qualified counsellor and Relate trained relationship therapist.
BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) member.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling along with training in CBT, couples therapy, and trauma therapy.
Experience working in various settings, with adults and children as young as 13. DBS checked. Insured.

- Worked for St. Georges day centre Bolton (Seeing adults of all ages).
- I have been providing counselling services in schools and sixth forms since 2015 (ages 13 to 18).
- Worked for Relate (seeing couples).
- Seeing private clients since 2017 at my office in Bolton

I currently work at schools and sixth forms three days per week on a weekly basis alongside seeing individuals and couples at my Bolton based counselling room.

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.

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Additional information

  • Discounts available for reasons such as student or job seeker etc.
  • £20 introductory sessions available for individuals.
  • £25 introductory session for couples.
  • Online Counselling for £35 per session.
  • Individual sessions lasting 1 hour, cost £40. More options available.
  • Couples counselling sessions lasting 1 hour, cost £50. More options available.
  • Daytime, weekend and evening appointments available.


Tuesdays: 11:00 - 20:00
Wednesdays: 11:00 - 20:00
Thursday 16:00 - 20:00

Saturdays: 9:00 - 16:00

Further information

The professional counselling service is held at Victoria House in Horwich, with on road parking available. Appointments can be booked in daytime and evenings to meet your needs.

Victoria House
29 Victoria Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Xanthia Hamer

Xanthia Hamer