Xanthia Hamer - Dragonfly Counselling

Xanthia Hamer - Dragonfly Counselling

About me

Xanthia is an experienced counsellor providing private counselling to individuals or couples seeking support. Working with a wide variety of problems, from coping with day to day life, to living with mental health disorders, Xanthia offers a variety of skills to help. Bringing experience from person centered counselling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and years of work with adolescents within the educational setting.

Why dragonfly? The dragonfly symbolises change and transformation for self-awareness and mental/emotional well-being - This is Xanthia’s goal as counsellor.

Free first session! This gives you the opportunity to meet your counsellor and decide if counselling is right for you before committing any finances.

Counselling consist of confidential one to one sessions where you will be given the space to talk about your problems and difficulties. The first session will allow you and your counsellor to look at your plans and goals, exploring what you want to again from the sessions, thus choosing the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Counselling is a unique experience for everyone as no two people are the same. For some it may entail a look into the past while others may focus upon practical coping skills such as their management of current circumstances, thoughts, and emotions. To see what previous customers and clients have said please see the testimonials page in the following link. https://dragonflycounselling.org/page/

So is counselling for me? There are many reasons people come to counselling, and all counsellors have different strengths and expertise. At Dragonfly Counselling, Xanthia holds a weight of experience with both adolescents and adults with the following difficulties: Anger, low self-esteem, bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, stress and victims of abuse.

Training, qualifications & experience

A qualified accredited counsellor with the ACC. BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) member. Holding a 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. CRB checked. Member of the ACC.

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  • Discounts available for reasons such as student or job seeker etc.
  • Free introductory sessions available for individuals
  • 75% off introductory session for couples
  • Individual sessions lasting 1 hour, cost £35. More options available
  • Couples counselling sessions lasting 1 hour, cost £40. More options available
  • Daytime and evening appointments available

Further information

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

Maps & Directions

Bolton, BL1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday 9:00 - 12:00 Tuesdays 11:00 - 20:00 Thursdays 14:00 - 20:00 Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults