Counselling in Wigan

Photo of Estelle Harrison, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Estelle Harrison
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
If you are feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues; if you're experiencing stress, burnout or battling adversity; if you're dealing with complex and difficult relationships, grieving or managing change/loss in your life, or if you are simply looking to improve your self-awareness and develop healthier coping strategies - counselling can be a useful way to help you understand yourself better so you can live life more confidently and enjoy greater personal fulfilment. My aim to is put you and ease so you feel comfortable exploring the things that matter to you.
01942 559599
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Wigan WN4
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Carrie Crompton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hello, I'm Carrie, I am a qualified and BACP Registered Counsellor. Counselling can be both difficult and empowering. I see each person as an individual, acknowledging and respecting the courage it takes to open up and talk about your feelings. I am able to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental environment. I also offer online counselling sessions if this is something that works better for you. I believe that you are the expert in your life, I am here to help you realise that.
01695 664324
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Wigan WN6
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Kirsty F
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My approach is the same with every client, to make life less about just surviving and more about thriving. I know starting counselling can feel intimidating and selecting a counsellor to work with can feel overwhelming, so I offer a free 20minute introductory call. This is to provide you with the time to ask any questions you may have and get a feel for me. I offer a safe space for you to speak honestly and openly about what you are feeling and going through. I will work alongside you to help further your understanding of why you are feeling the way you do or how what you have experienced has impacted you.
01744 903801
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Wigan WN3
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Positive futures counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
If you feel like you are experiencing any difficulties alone or feel like you need somebody external to talk to about how you are feeling then please get in touch. I would like to allow you time to explore your thoughts and feelings that may be troubling you from your past that may be affecting you in the here and now. If you feel like this may be you then you are in the right place.
01695 317308
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Wigan WN3
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Flexible Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work holistically and although my defining model is Person Centred Therapy I feel that it is the uniqueness of the client and their issues that determines how therapy develops. I have experience with working with children in a school and therapy room setting, young people and with adults. The focus when choosing a therapist is initially whether the trusting relationship between client and counsellor is possible, therefore I offer a free initial introductory session to see if I am the right counsellor for you. I am a mum of two grown up children and have lived experiences including divorce and health issues to name a few.
01695 668994
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Wigan WN6
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David Herschell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For the past 15 years I have offered clients a therapeutic approach that has helped them develop an inner compass; a resource with which to find themselves when they were lost, a means of navigating rough waters and an anchor in the storm. It is an approach that enables the letting go of unhelpful learning and habits such as self-criticism, guilt, fear and shame; promoting the acceptance of self and other.
01695 317301
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Wigan WN3
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Photo of Sarah Preston, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Sarah Preston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling with relationships, loss, stress, or feeling lost and overwhelmed, you might feel like you’re stuck, don’t know where to turn or how to move forward. Sometimes we don’t know what to say, how to say it or even fully understand what we are feeling; it’s often not just one thing that we are feeling but a complex mix of different emotions.
01744 415882
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Wigan WN5
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Walk Talk Thrive Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
In difficult circumstances we try to hold it together, but sometimes it is not possible anymore. Maybe you are feeling stuck in a bad place, unable to find purpose, lacking enjoyment. Maybe you have developed unhelpful ways of coping. Do not be discouraged, I can give you a helping hand!
01942 316297
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Wigan WN5
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Papillon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Hello. My name is Sara and my private female-led counselling practice aims to support women to move from struggle to freedom.  Through guided self-reflection and exploration you will learn to break free from unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour. Our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and help you believe in yourself and trust in the decisions you make. ​I am passionate about sharing what I've learned from my own journey through loss, relationships and trauma, to empower other women who are also looking to live authentically and become the best version of themselves.
01257 449424
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Wigan WN6
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Photo of Karen Nolan, Psychotherapist in Wigan, England
Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
0161 850 4082
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Wigan WN3
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Photo of Judith Holland, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Judith Holland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I have worked as a Therapist, Supervisor, Trainer for twenty two years and I am as passionate now as i was 22 yrs ago. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. To provide a space where you feel safe, respected and never judged. I am an trained in various therapies including cbt therapy. Sometimes life throws us a curve ball and getting up everyday and doing everyday things is a struggle sometimes we need someone to walk through the dark times with us and to remind us we are not alone and things can and will get better.
01695 664393
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Wigan WN5
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Photo of ER Psychological Therapies, Psychologist in Wigan, England
ER Psychological Therapies
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Maybe you feel stuck and all your usual coping strategies do not work at this point; Maybe something difficult and traumatic happened that you need to process and learn to move on; Maybe you got trapped and overwhelmed with anxiety and it stops you from enjoying your life; Maybe you feel deep down in the sadness and struggling to see positive and enjoyable side of life and world; Maybe your childhood trauma shadows got out of the hiding place triggered by relationships or parenting or some challenging circumstances; Maybe you would like to build your confidence, get your sense of self back and get the best of your life.
01744 411099
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Wigan WN3
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Photo of Catherine Walsh, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Catherine Walsh
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I have a private practice attached to my home. I have been in private practice since 2006 using an integrative approach. I see Adults and young people from the age of 16. Please check your spam / junk folder as on occasion emails go into spam and I always endeavour to reply the same day. Please see website for further details: Please note I am on Leave 25th Nov until 13th Dec: I am out of the country and will endeavour to reply to emails, it is best not to call due to the cost to yourself and myself as it not a UK call and there is a time difference to feel free to email. I will be taking bookings pending availability on my return
01695 664220
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Wigan WN3
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Claire Nicola Badham
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Person Centred Therapist. I practice near to the centre of Wigan. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental environment, where you will feel safe to explore any issues you may have. I work with an array of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and childhood issues. I offer flexible appointments. Initial appointment are offered at a reduced fee. This enables us to see if you feel you can work with me, or if counselling is the best option for you. If I feel that another therapy would be more beneficial, I will inform you of this.
01942 316247
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Wigan WN6
Photo of Helen Louise Fairhurst, Psychotherapist in Wigan, England
Helen Louise Fairhurst
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a background in Person-Centred Counselling and Compassion Focused Therapy. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgmental environment working closely with each individual to find a unique way of working to help you build up your own therapeutic toolbox. I have a private practice based in the centre of Wigan working creatively and therapeutically with both adults and young people. I also work part-time as a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Salford. Over the years I have worked within NHS, Lancashire Mind, Occupational Health and local secondary schools.
01942 918724
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Wigan WN1
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Photo of Chrissy Mostyn, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Chrissy Mostyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I became a therapist because earlier in my life therapy helped me through anxiety and an eating disorder. So I know what it feels like on the other side too! I believe deeply in the therapeutic process and I am living proof that healing and recovery can change your life for the better. Working with me, we will create a space where you can feel totally safe to open up all the issues affecting you, discuss them and explore them and hopefully help you find the clarity and direction for you to move forward in a positive way.
01744 903805
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Wigan WN5
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Photo of Vickie Anne Grant, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Vickie Anne Grant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Im a person centred counsellor with 11 years experience working with a range of clients with different presenting needs from depression, low mood, bereavement, trauma related issues, relationship breakdowns, stress, and anxiety. I feel I offer a friendly but professional service and like to think I’m a warm and caring person who strives to support each and every single client I encounter. I feel my lived experiences really helps to shape the therapist I am and believe my deep empathy and caring nature helps to facilitate a safe space for clients to explored thoughts and feelings that they wish to share
01942 925564
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Wigan WN1
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Photo of Mia Leyland - Counsellor And Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Mia Leyland - Counsellor And Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I offer you a comfortable and confidential space with time to explore your thoughts and feelings. We all have times in our life where we need support and taking time for yourself caring for your own needs can make such a difference to your wellbeing and in other areas of your life. I have worked for over ten years with children, young people and adults and have helped with a wide range issues. I am also trained in the Rewind technique for trauma.
01257 440870
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Wigan WN6
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Photo of Kerry Thorpe Therapy, Counsellor in Wigan, England
Kerry Thorpe Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced counsellor qualified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and currently training in Imago Relationship Therapy. I worked in an expert reference group for the BACP, co-writing the BACP Workplace counselling competence framework and I am the author of the supporting user guide. As an experienced manager of counsellors in the NHS, with over a decades experience, I can offer both humanistic and mindfulness based behavioural therapeutic approaches to tailor to your personality and issues.
01942 559573
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Wigan WN4
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Photo of Be Better Counselling , Counsellor in Wigan, England
Be Better Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
As a fully-qualified and experienced counsellor, I take a holistic approach to person centred therapy. I believe firmly in the importance of building up a strong relationship with my clients in order to improve their self-esteem and empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives. Offering a non-judgemental and approachable listening ear, it’s my mission to help those who need it most, especially those who have already had a negative experience of counselling, I practice in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.
01695 668998
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Wigan WN3
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See more therapy options for Wigan

What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wigan are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wigan then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wigan, or Child Psychologists in Wigan.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wigan psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Wigan specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.