Counselling in Westhoughton

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David DuBois
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Westhoughton BL5
Welcome. You deserve to feel more like you. My goal is to help you to feel more like you, as quickly as possible… so that you can go ahead and enjoy your life. Feeling like you are stuck is immensely frustrating, especially when you have realised that you are indeed stuck and you just want to move forward. At Talking Steps Therapy you are able to overcome your difficulties in a gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental environment whilst understanding why you feel the way you do.
Welcome. You deserve to feel more like you. My goal is to help you to feel more like you, as quickly as possible… so that you can go ahead and enjoy your life. Feeling like you are stuck is immensely frustrating, especially when you have realised that you are indeed stuck and you just want to move forward. At Talking Steps Therapy you are able to overcome your difficulties in a gentle, compassionate and non-judgemental environment whilst understanding why you feel the way you do.
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Stuart Pemberton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Westhoughton BL5
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
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Donna Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Horwich BL6  (Online Only)
CBT therapist working to help adults, children and young people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and difficult relationships. I help clients with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and have worked in both in NHS services, CAMHS and privately. My specific areas expertise include: working with client with ADHD, relationship difficulties and emotional abuse .
CBT therapist working to help adults, children and young people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and difficult relationships. I help clients with a wide variety of mental health difficulties and have worked in both in NHS services, CAMHS and privately. My specific areas expertise include: working with client with ADHD, relationship difficulties and emotional abuse .
01942 914540 View 01942 914540
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Megan Bowes
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL6  (Online Only)
I am a Senior Health Psychologist specialising in Trauma, phobias and Chronic conditions. Together, we can work through any difficulties holding you back from living the life you'd like to lead. If you are struggling, either mentally or physically, please get in touch for a free consultation.
I am a Senior Health Psychologist specialising in Trauma, phobias and Chronic conditions. Together, we can work through any difficulties holding you back from living the life you'd like to lead. If you are struggling, either mentally or physically, please get in touch for a free consultation.
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Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL5
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
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Kay Duffield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aspull WN2
Hi, my name is Kay Duffield and I am a therapist who is passionate about supporting children, teens and adults. Alongside supporting neurotypical clients, In recent years I have worked extensively with people who are neurodivergent, have Autism, ADHD and ODD. If you are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, distress, are overwhelmed or you are dealing with a difficult life event then we can work together towards a solution, whether this be self-care, someone to listen to you, moving from stuckness or filling your mental health toolbox with healthy strategies to manage.
Hi, my name is Kay Duffield and I am a therapist who is passionate about supporting children, teens and adults. Alongside supporting neurotypical clients, In recent years I have worked extensively with people who are neurodivergent, have Autism, ADHD and ODD. If you are experiencing Anxiety, Depression, distress, are overwhelmed or you are dealing with a difficult life event then we can work together towards a solution, whether this be self-care, someone to listen to you, moving from stuckness or filling your mental health toolbox with healthy strategies to manage.
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Helen Stansfield-Boys
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL6  (Online Only)
Are you unsure of who to talk to or where to turn for help and support? My counselling service could be the perfect place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
Are you unsure of who to talk to or where to turn for help and support? My counselling service could be the perfect place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.
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Dr Amelia Boshoff
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bolton BL5
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
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Yevgeniya Grab
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M46
As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I work with Individuals and whatever issues one might present without discrimination.
As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist I work with Individuals and whatever issues one might present without discrimination.
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Faith McKeating
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leigh WN7
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or negative thoughts that keep going around in your head. Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or negative thoughts that keep going around in your head. Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
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Photo of Dr Paul Campbell, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Paul Campbell
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hindley WN2
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
Dr Campbell is a qualified Consultant Clinical Psychologist, chartered by the British Psychological Society, Registered with the Health Professions Council, and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society with extensive experience in Adult Mental Health. He is currently employed by the NHS as the Clinical Lead for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT) for the whole of Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Merseyside
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Abieyuwa Sonia Ebenezer-Bamigbayan
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL3  (Online Only)
I am Abieyuwa Sonia Ebenezer-Bamigbayan, but you may refer to me as Sonia. I am a certified Person-Centered Counselor and a practitioner of positive psychology. Additionally, I am a qualified life coach trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Matrix Reimprinting, with a focus on trauma-informed care. I have extensive experience providing therapeutic services to individuals of all ages, including children, young people, adults, and parents. We offers both online and telephone counselling services. Our goal is to provide warm, empathetic, and professional service in a safe and compassionate manner
I am Abieyuwa Sonia Ebenezer-Bamigbayan, but you may refer to me as Sonia. I am a certified Person-Centered Counselor and a practitioner of positive psychology. Additionally, I am a qualified life coach trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and Matrix Reimprinting, with a focus on trauma-informed care. I have extensive experience providing therapeutic services to individuals of all ages, including children, young people, adults, and parents. We offers both online and telephone counselling services. Our goal is to provide warm, empathetic, and professional service in a safe and compassionate manner
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Elsa da Cruz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horwich BL6
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
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Fatemeh Mokri
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Aspull WN2
If you are struggling with mental health issues I am here to help. At times, overwhelming situations in life can create an emotional fog, robbing us of our clear vision. It may be ongoing relational issues, low self-esteem, low mood, anxiety, a sudden event such as bereavement, a break-up, losing your job, or simply feeling unhappy without knowing why. Through my own experience of therapy, I have learned that unraveling one's problems through talking and reflecting really allows one to gain perspective and to grow.
If you are struggling with mental health issues I am here to help. At times, overwhelming situations in life can create an emotional fog, robbing us of our clear vision. It may be ongoing relational issues, low self-esteem, low mood, anxiety, a sudden event such as bereavement, a break-up, losing your job, or simply feeling unhappy without knowing why. Through my own experience of therapy, I have learned that unraveling one's problems through talking and reflecting really allows one to gain perspective and to grow.
01204 929679 View 01204 929679
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Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
Verified Verified
Bolton BL5
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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Katy Rudd - Wellbeing in Mind Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bolton BL6
Welcome to Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Therapies. Are you looking to manage problematic symptoms of low mood and anxiety? Have you experienced traumatic events that are impacting your functioning? Do you have relationship difficulties that have been brought about by significant changes in your life? If any of this sounds familiar, the combination of therapies I offer could make a real difference to your wellbeing.
Welcome to Wellbeing in Mind Psychological Therapies. Are you looking to manage problematic symptoms of low mood and anxiety? Have you experienced traumatic events that are impacting your functioning? Do you have relationship difficulties that have been brought about by significant changes in your life? If any of this sounds familiar, the combination of therapies I offer could make a real difference to your wellbeing.
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Sandra Hurree
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
I am a qualified BACP Accredited and experienced Person Centred Counsellor, and CPCAB qualified Therapeutic Counselling Supervisor following the Hawkins & Shohet's 7 Eyed Model of Supervision, and my aim is to help, support, guide and mentor individuals in overcoming their most difficult challenges, and empower clients to find their own path and facilitate positive change and personal growth. My aim is to commit to providing a safe and confidential space, offering a non-judgemental approach, believing in your ability to self-heal, whilst I walk alongside you as you explore your inner world and journey of self-exploration.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited and experienced Person Centred Counsellor, and CPCAB qualified Therapeutic Counselling Supervisor following the Hawkins & Shohet's 7 Eyed Model of Supervision, and my aim is to help, support, guide and mentor individuals in overcoming their most difficult challenges, and empower clients to find their own path and facilitate positive change and personal growth. My aim is to commit to providing a safe and confidential space, offering a non-judgemental approach, believing in your ability to self-heal, whilst I walk alongside you as you explore your inner world and journey of self-exploration.
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Karen Little
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL5
Life can be a struggle sometimes or it may have always been this way for you. You may feel that you live life just going through the motions, but inside you’re screaming. Maybe you feel empty or constantly angry. Perhaps you’ve lost yourself and don’t know how to find ‘you’ again. It could be that everything is an effort and you lack motivation, or you’ve lost your purpose in life. You may be stuck with negative thoughts about yourself or others; feeling lonely, angry, shame, guilty, grief, anxiety or sadness.
Life can be a struggle sometimes or it may have always been this way for you. You may feel that you live life just going through the motions, but inside you’re screaming. Maybe you feel empty or constantly angry. Perhaps you’ve lost yourself and don’t know how to find ‘you’ again. It could be that everything is an effort and you lack motivation, or you’ve lost your purpose in life. You may be stuck with negative thoughts about yourself or others; feeling lonely, angry, shame, guilty, grief, anxiety or sadness.
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Dr Zandra Bamford
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Horwich BL6
Hello, welcome to Therapy NorthWest. We support the wellbeing of adults & young people in clinics in Chorley & surrounding areas. We believe that life can be challenging with a number of different pressures & demands. We do not believe that these things make us ‘abnormal’ or ‘ill’, rather that there are times when we require support to work through difficulties, what has happened and how we have responded. Zandra has many years experience working with individuals, couples, families and systems to help foster greater well-being.
Hello, welcome to Therapy NorthWest. We support the wellbeing of adults & young people in clinics in Chorley & surrounding areas. We believe that life can be challenging with a number of different pressures & demands. We do not believe that these things make us ‘abnormal’ or ‘ill’, rather that there are times when we require support to work through difficulties, what has happened and how we have responded. Zandra has many years experience working with individuals, couples, families and systems to help foster greater well-being.
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Patricia Broadhurst Therapy
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
Are you feeling lost or stuck but perhaps can't understand why? I can help you to understand how difficult experiences and trauma have impacted on the way you are feeling now. Together we can work to find strategies for healing and recovery so that you will feel empowered to move forward with strength. I work pluralistically, which means I do not adhere to one specific modality. I will work in a way that feels right for you, is safe, secure and confidential. My goal is for you to live your best life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Westhoughton

< 10

Counsellors in Westhoughton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Bereavement
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Westhoughton see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Westhoughton?

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.