Online Counselling for Wigan

Photo of Estelle Harrison, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Estelle Harrison
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4  (Online Only)
If you're 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 or 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.
If you're 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 or 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.
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Clover Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
Hi, my name is Karen. I gained my qualification in counselling and psychotherapy many years ago in 1997. I was privileged to attend an accredited course at Salford college. I also acquired certificates in sociology, psychology, child psychology, criminology, and hypnotherapy. Alongside the hypnotherapy certificate, I completed workshops in dream therapy, sex therapy, and inner child work. Over the years I have specialised in inner child work, and have witnessed many positive outcomes from using this technique. Since qualifying, I have worked with a diverse range of issues, of which no problem is too big or too small.
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Photo of Ray Cruise, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Ray Cruise
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
Hi all, I am a qualified Integrative Couples Psychotherapist/Counsellor (meaning I work using Person Centred, Psychodynamic and/or CBT where required). Although, I believe that the skills and experience that I have learned are massively important, I also truly believe the 'therapeutic relationship' between me and you is just as important. People often seek counselling for a number of reasons, whether they are feeling low, want to offload or it may be something that is deeper. We will work together to see if it is something surface level or whether it is deeper and use the relevant therapy accordingly.
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Papillon Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and 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.
Hello. My name is Sara and my private practice specialises in supporting women to move from struggle to freedom.  Whatever the reason you find yourself here, be it relationship challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or trauma, our work together will enable you to achieve a greater sense of clarity in your life and empower you to restore trust in yourself and 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.
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Kerry Thorpe Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
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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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Chrissy Mostyn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5  (Online Only)
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.
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.
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Be Better Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
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.
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.
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Lauren Katy McCoy
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
I work as a Counselling Psychologist, specialising in integrative therapy for mind and body. I received a MSc in Somatics and Dance which is an understanding which complements my applied approaches in psychology. Since qualifying eight years ago, I have continued to work across a variety of settings ranging from community,  inpatient and secondary care services.  I enjoy working with teenagers and adults, using all of my training and experience to offer individualised care.
I work as a Counselling Psychologist, specialising in integrative therapy for mind and body. I received a MSc in Somatics and Dance which is an understanding which complements my applied approaches in psychology. Since qualifying eight years ago, I have continued to work across a variety of settings ranging from community,  inpatient and secondary care services.  I enjoy working with teenagers and adults, using all of my training and experience to offer individualised care.
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Photo of Karen Boyd-Pomfrett, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Boyd-Pomfrett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN5
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
As a BACP registred qualified Counsellor. I understand that everyone is unique and no therapy is "one size fits all". With this in mind I can work with clients of all ages from 16ys upwards. I offer the Face to Face sessions from my home in Orrell. Sessions are for 1 hour Face to Face, Telephone, or Whatsapp.I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychtherapist and also a Trauma Informed Therapist working in HMP Prison estates (men) and I am also involved in many voluntary places. My modality is Person Centred and I also hold qualifications in Greif and beareavment ,Compassion Focus Therapy and other therapy skills CBT , Inner Child.
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Photo of Karen Nolan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
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.
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.
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Vickie Anne Grant
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN1
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
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
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Judith Holland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
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. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
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. I am also a qualified coach and work with women that have experienced abuse. For 22 years I have also worked as a clinical supervisor.
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Photo of Jenny Walsh, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Jenny Walsh
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN5  (Online Only)
Having worked in the NHS for over 15 years, I have delivered evidence based talking therapies to adults from a range of backgrounds. In more recent times, I have predominantly offered online therapy to people experiencing PTSD, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders (for example, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety and so on). Working online fits in very well for those fitting therapy around work, education and family life, and is also very supportive of people living with long term health conditions. I am able to work with people aged 16+ and I am trained in Child and Adolescent EMDR.
Having worked in the NHS for over 15 years, I have delivered evidence based talking therapies to adults from a range of backgrounds. In more recent times, I have predominantly offered online therapy to people experiencing PTSD, depression, and a range of anxiety disorders (for example, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, generalised anxiety and so on). Working online fits in very well for those fitting therapy around work, education and family life, and is also very supportive of people living with long term health conditions. I am able to work with people aged 16+ and I am trained in Child and Adolescent EMDR.
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Photo of Chloe Mason - CM Wellness, MBACP, Psychotherapist
CM Wellness
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
Hi my name is Chloe, I have a practice which is located at Derby house, Wrightington, Wigan, WN6 9RE called CM Wellness.Iam a integrative psychotherapist, so this means I can use various different approaches and techniques within our sessions, such as person-centred,psychodynamic, narrative,CBT and gestalt therapy to name a few.I find being able to draw from lots of different approaches, has really helped lots of clients over the years, as what will work for one person, may not for another and so being able to access different types of therapies has been key.
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Stephanie Mills
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Hiya, I’m Steph, thank you for reading my profile.‍ There is no problem too big or too small, and I like to make my clients feel comfortable and safe enough that they feel able to bring absolutely anything to our sessions – there is no topic off limits. Giving you back control of your life is important to me, so our sessions together will be about making sure that you are getting exactly what you want and need to help you work through your problem. I’ll be by your side the whole way; you’ve got this!
Hiya, I’m Steph, thank you for reading my profile.‍ There is no problem too big or too small, and I like to make my clients feel comfortable and safe enough that they feel able to bring absolutely anything to our sessions – there is no topic off limits. Giving you back control of your life is important to me, so our sessions together will be about making sure that you are getting exactly what you want and need to help you work through your problem. I’ll be by your side the whole way; you’ve got this!
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Photo of Claire Duchateau, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Claire Duchateau
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN5
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
Do you feel, undervalued, unheard, disillusioned, and stuck? Perhaps you are a French expat homesick and struggling to adapt in the UK? Or neuro-divergent not managing the complexities of work, emotions, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ battling against barriers and rejection or trying to come out? Maybe you have a sense that there is a lot more to life. Finding a therapist is hard. You have landed here with the hope of finding help and understanding, well done. Carrying our worries endlessly and alone is even harder.
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Photo of Chloe Davies, BACP, Counsellor
Chloe Davies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN3
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, trauma or stressful life events and need somebody to talk to who understands you and helps to navigate what you are feeling and experiencing?
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Photo of Jen Ennis, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Jen Ennis
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN2
There comes a point for many people when distress, anxiety and confusion take hold and psychological help is needed. Sometimes the reasons for this seem all too apparent and sometimes they are quite baffling. It can be enormously helpful to talk things through with a professional person who is unconnected with your family and friends I am warm, empathetic and genuine. I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor with over 13 years’ experience working with both adults and young people. I am a registered member of the BACP, working in accordance with its Ethical Framework. I am based in Hindley, near Wigan.
There comes a point for many people when distress, anxiety and confusion take hold and psychological help is needed. Sometimes the reasons for this seem all too apparent and sometimes they are quite baffling. It can be enormously helpful to talk things through with a professional person who is unconnected with your family and friends I am warm, empathetic and genuine. I'm a qualified therapeutic counsellor with over 13 years’ experience working with both adults and young people. I am a registered member of the BACP, working in accordance with its Ethical Framework. I am based in Hindley, near Wigan.
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Keisha Popple
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wigan WN6
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
I am a person-centred counsellor, who has always had a passion for helping others. I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve their goals for counselling. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a very important part of counselling and you are the expert in your own life.
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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.