Counselling in BL8

Photo of Eleanor Hague, Counsellor in BL8, England
Eleanor Hague
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury BL8  (Online Only)
Life is a unique and individual journey that sometimes doesn’t always flow in the way we want it to… that’s ok. As your counsellor I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space with the aim to allow you to feel as comfortable as possible. Talking things through with a counsellor can often take a massive weight off your shoulders - to be able to voice your thoughts, feelings and emotions and talk them though with someone you trust through building a therapeutic relationship.
Life is a unique and individual journey that sometimes doesn’t always flow in the way we want it to… that’s ok. As your counsellor I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space with the aim to allow you to feel as comfortable as possible. Talking things through with a counsellor can often take a massive weight off your shoulders - to be able to voice your thoughts, feelings and emotions and talk them though with someone you trust through building a therapeutic relationship.
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Dr Claire McDonald
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of providing support to people who are experiencing anxiety, mood or stress difficulties related to a physical health or neurological condition, including cancer, persistent pain, stroke, acquired brain injury and medically unexplained symptoms. I feel passionate about helping people explore what it means to “live well” with their condition and develop skills to manage the tricky emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationship changes that can arise. I also support people who have experienced trauma, including difficult early life experiences and PTSD.
Hello! I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of providing support to people who are experiencing anxiety, mood or stress difficulties related to a physical health or neurological condition, including cancer, persistent pain, stroke, acquired brain injury and medically unexplained symptoms. I feel passionate about helping people explore what it means to “live well” with their condition and develop skills to manage the tricky emotions, thoughts, behaviours and relationship changes that can arise. I also support people who have experienced trauma, including difficult early life experiences and PTSD.
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Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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Blossom Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome, I am Nichola a psychotherapist/counsellor. I am a friendly and approachable person. I am passionate about helping you find the freedom to overcome any problems you may be having. Psychotherapy can help you make positive changes and help you change your 'stuck' patterns of behaviour. People seek therapy for a number of reasons, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or problems in your relationships. I guess if your reading my profile, then your likely to be thinking it is time to seek help.
Hello and welcome, I am Nichola a psychotherapist/counsellor. I am a friendly and approachable person. I am passionate about helping you find the freedom to overcome any problems you may be having. Psychotherapy can help you make positive changes and help you change your 'stuck' patterns of behaviour. People seek therapy for a number of reasons, you may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or problems in your relationships. I guess if your reading my profile, then your likely to be thinking it is time to seek help.
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Jane Middlebrook
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bury BL8  (Online Only)
I am currently helping people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
I am currently helping people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
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Photo of Jonathan Barratt, Counsellor in BL8, England
Jonathan Barratt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor working within both person centered and CBT therapeutic approaches. I worked within the NHS for 14 years working on various mental health units. Whatever your challenge is whether it be depression, anxiety, work related stress, self esteem or any other challenge, I will work in collaboration with you to help identify and navigate a path forward. I offer a kind and calm approach to therapy. I am currently offering sessions face to face, online or by telephone. I can offer goal oriented and solution focused therapy using CBT tools, practical techniques and coping strategies.
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Photo of Shanna Lancaster, Counsellor in BL8, England
Shanna Lancaster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
In our sessions, discover a warm, authentic space where understanding prevails. I offer a non-judgmental environment for exploration and growth, guiding you through emotional challenges with empathy. Together, we navigate towards healing, empowering you to confront adversity with confidence and resilience. With over 8 years of experience as an Integrative Counsellor, I seamlessly blend a range of therapeutic approaches—such as Person-Centred, Humanistic, CBT, and Psychodynamic Counselling—to craft a tailored support system that suits your individual needs.
In our sessions, discover a warm, authentic space where understanding prevails. I offer a non-judgmental environment for exploration and growth, guiding you through emotional challenges with empathy. Together, we navigate towards healing, empowering you to confront adversity with confidence and resilience. With over 8 years of experience as an Integrative Counsellor, I seamlessly blend a range of therapeutic approaches—such as Person-Centred, Humanistic, CBT, and Psychodynamic Counselling—to craft a tailored support system that suits your individual needs.
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Diverse Wellbeing Services Ltd
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
As a specialist psychologist and psychotherapist, I work with the National Health Services UK, focusing on services for adults with autism/ADHD, PTSD, couples, psychosexual therapy, and psychological therapy for comorbid mental health conditions. I am deeply interested in the efficacy of psychological therapies for these groups and the necessary adaptations in therapy. My extensive experience in assessment, formulation, and clinical management allows me to contribute to service development, supervision, safeguarding, and the creation of innovative client engagement methods in therapy.
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Photo of Nichola Riley, Counsellor in BL8, England
Nichola Riley
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL8  (Online Only)
At Calm Counselling my role is to help you explore how you feel in a safe, comfortable environment where you feel supported. Counselling is a service that can provide you with the space, tools and encouragement to look deeply at experiences in your life that are causing you difficulties in your current life or stopping you from fully realising your future potential.
At Calm Counselling my role is to help you explore how you feel in a safe, comfortable environment where you feel supported. Counselling is a service that can provide you with the space, tools and encouragement to look deeply at experiences in your life that are causing you difficulties in your current life or stopping you from fully realising your future potential.
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Chris Oxborrow
MA
Verified Verified
You may feel you manage well in most areas of your life but you experience stress in one particular life domain - maybe work, something from your past or your sense of achievement. I have 11 years post qualifying experience supporting clients with issues including trauma, mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances in the social care, mental health fields and private practice, with adults, children/young people and groups. I work in collaboration with you to address issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control and achievement, your self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
You may feel you manage well in most areas of your life but you experience stress in one particular life domain - maybe work, something from your past or your sense of achievement. I have 11 years post qualifying experience supporting clients with issues including trauma, mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances in the social care, mental health fields and private practice, with adults, children/young people and groups. I work in collaboration with you to address issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control and achievement, your self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
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Photo of Anita Thorne Mbacp, Psychotherapist in BL8, England
Anita Thorne Mbacp
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
0161 524 0923 View 0161 524 0923
Photo of Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in BL8, England
Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
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Photo of Susan Warburton, Counsellor in BL8, England
Susan Warburton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I understand that seeking therapy can be an uncertain and challenging process and the continuing changes we face in life can lead us to feel overwhelmed. May aim as a counsellor is to support you through the present pandemic and beyond helping you with any Anxiety, Stress and other issues this could bring. Deciding to seek therapy enables you to have a safe space to explore and work on yourself and the issues you bring to the session. I believe this is the first step towards a new you and with the right interventions helping you to become a stronger version of yourself. I offer both face to face and on line sessions.
I understand that seeking therapy can be an uncertain and challenging process and the continuing changes we face in life can lead us to feel overwhelmed. May aim as a counsellor is to support you through the present pandemic and beyond helping you with any Anxiety, Stress and other issues this could bring. Deciding to seek therapy enables you to have a safe space to explore and work on yourself and the issues you bring to the session. I believe this is the first step towards a new you and with the right interventions helping you to become a stronger version of yourself. I offer both face to face and on line sessions.
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Photo of Tatiana Hannam, Psychotherapist in BL8, England
Tatiana Hannam
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Counselling to individuals and couples presenting with a range of mental health issues, some of which are listed below.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Counselling to individuals and couples presenting with a range of mental health issues, some of which are listed below.
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Photo of Julie DeLuca Counselling, Training and Supervision, Psychotherapist in BL8, England
Julie DeLuca Counselling, Training and Supervision
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
If you're reading this, you may be looking at taking the first steps towards counselling. Talking therapy is for anyone, whether you're going through a bad time or experiencing emotional problems that you may find difficult to resolve on your own. Many of us find it easier to cope after engaging in therapy. I also work with people who want to achieve their objectives personally or relating to the workplace, whether it's to managing self-esteem or working towards professional goals. We'd work together in helping you reach your potential and to become more positive and directional.
If you're reading this, you may be looking at taking the first steps towards counselling. Talking therapy is for anyone, whether you're going through a bad time or experiencing emotional problems that you may find difficult to resolve on your own. Many of us find it easier to cope after engaging in therapy. I also work with people who want to achieve their objectives personally or relating to the workplace, whether it's to managing self-esteem or working towards professional goals. We'd work together in helping you reach your potential and to become more positive and directional.
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Photo of Thriving Young Minds, Counsellor in BL8, England
Thriving Young Minds
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
I'm Adele and I'm the founder of Thriving Young Minds in Ramsbottom, Bury. We are a team of therapists offering Counselling and Play Therapy for children, teenagers and young adults aged 4-25 years. This means that we can provide the most appropriate support for your needs. If you are impacted by autism, anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, school issues, trauma and abuse, and if you're unsure of how to move forward, we can work with you to achieve your goals in a strengths-focused way, to help you develop the confidence to thrive rather than just survive.
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Photo of Jacquelyn Bownes, Psychotherapist in BL8, England
Jacquelyn Bownes
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Jacquelyn & I'm an experienced, BACP Accredited, Counsellor & Psychotherapist & an award winning Coach. I provide a non judgemental space for you to talk through your concerns and work alongside you in finding ways to move forward and improve your sense of wellbeing. People come to counselling with me for many reasons & our work together can help you to; *Learn more about yourself *Make sense of your thoughts and feelings *Release some of the pressure you may be experiencing *Develop as a person *Learn how to take control of your life *Respond to challenges and change healthily *Build self confidence & self esteem
My name is Jacquelyn & I'm an experienced, BACP Accredited, Counsellor & Psychotherapist & an award winning Coach. I provide a non judgemental space for you to talk through your concerns and work alongside you in finding ways to move forward and improve your sense of wellbeing. People come to counselling with me for many reasons & our work together can help you to; *Learn more about yourself *Make sense of your thoughts and feelings *Release some of the pressure you may be experiencing *Develop as a person *Learn how to take control of your life *Respond to challenges and change healthily *Build self confidence & self esteem
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Photo of Gemma Masingiri, Counsellor in BL8, England
Gemma Masingiri
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury BL8
Life can be tough sometimes. It could be due to a major change, something important in your past, or just a feeling you can't quite figure out. I provide a compassionate and understanding space where you can talk about what's going on in your life. I'm experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, infertility, stress, family issues, domestic abuse, and trauma.
Life can be tough sometimes. It could be due to a major change, something important in your past, or just a feeling you can't quite figure out. I provide a compassionate and understanding space where you can talk about what's going on in your life. I'm experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, infertility, stress, family issues, domestic abuse, and trauma.
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Photo of Fran Markham, Psychotherapist in BL8, England
Fran Markham
Psychotherapist, PTUK Accred
Verified Verified
Bury BL8
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for taking the first step in reaching out to find a play therapist for your child. I have dedicated my career to working with children and feel very privileged to support young people in this way. Play Therapy is a magical way of offering therapy when words do not come easily. Play Therapy, or Creative Therapy for older children, provides an outlet to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment with few limitations and without judgement. Sometimes children are unable to express in words how they are feeling or may not be willing to discuss a traumatic experience. Play makes this easier.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BL8

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BL8 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Stress
84% Self Esteem
79% Depression
74% Bereavement
68% Anger Management
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Bupa
67% Health Assured
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BL8 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BL8?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.