Photo of Nick Brownjohn, Counsellor in PR4, England
Nick Brownjohn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I work with adults who are living with depression, worry and anxiety. In our sessions, I will help you understand why you think and act how you do, so that you will be in a good place to decide if you want to break unhelpful thought patterns and actions that make you feel bad. We will then be able to work on strategies to change self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, so that you will feel happier and calmer.
I work with adults who are living with depression, worry and anxiety. In our sessions, I will help you understand why you think and act how you do, so that you will be in a good place to decide if you want to break unhelpful thought patterns and actions that make you feel bad. We will then be able to work on strategies to change self-limiting thoughts and behaviours, so that you will feel happier and calmer.
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Photo of Ara Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in PR4, England
Ara Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes things can become a little too much, maybe a little overwhelming and we need to talk and have someone to listen to us. A safe space just to be heard and be ourselves. As a person-centred, experiential therapist I can offer you that time and space, affordability and easily accessible counselling in the heart of Preston at a time to suit you. As a member of the BACP and adhering to their ethical guidelines, there is nothing too big or too small to bring to counselling. You are not alone and I'm here for you. I am also an accredited Rewind Therapist providing closure without disclosure for trauma, PTSD and phobias.
Sometimes things can become a little too much, maybe a little overwhelming and we need to talk and have someone to listen to us. A safe space just to be heard and be ourselves. As a person-centred, experiential therapist I can offer you that time and space, affordability and easily accessible counselling in the heart of Preston at a time to suit you. As a member of the BACP and adhering to their ethical guidelines, there is nothing too big or too small to bring to counselling. You are not alone and I'm here for you. I am also an accredited Rewind Therapist providing closure without disclosure for trauma, PTSD and phobias.
01772 283219 View 01772 283219
Photo of Motivate the Mind, Counsellor in PR4, England
Motivate the Mind
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a professional therapist that's trained to work with children, adults and couples. If you or your child are experiencing difficulties with their well-being, relationships or mental health etc., then hopefully I will be be able to support you/them. I am adaptive in my practice and work on a client led basis, using lots of different therapy types in order to support personal growth.
I am a professional therapist that's trained to work with children, adults and couples. If you or your child are experiencing difficulties with their well-being, relationships or mental health etc., then hopefully I will be be able to support you/them. I am adaptive in my practice and work on a client led basis, using lots of different therapy types in order to support personal growth.
01772 503097 View 01772 503097
Photo of Wayne Moorhead, Counsellor in PR4, England
Wayne Moorhead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Have you ever felt so incredibly overwhelmed by life, like things are just too hard, that you can’t make sense of anything? Do you feel alone, invisible and unwanted most of the time? Are you struggling to find the true you? Our pathways in life often become muddled due to circumstances outside our control. This leads to a disconnection with who we really are, leaving us feeling lost, directionless and unable to trust ourselves. Counselling helps us to make sense of our struggles and reengage with who we really are and have always been.
Have you ever felt so incredibly overwhelmed by life, like things are just too hard, that you can’t make sense of anything? Do you feel alone, invisible and unwanted most of the time? Are you struggling to find the true you? Our pathways in life often become muddled due to circumstances outside our control. This leads to a disconnection with who we really are, leaving us feeling lost, directionless and unable to trust ourselves. Counselling helps us to make sense of our struggles and reengage with who we really are and have always been.
01772 283518 View 01772 283518
Photo of Graham Westwell Therapy, Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Graham Westwell Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for a therapist is a courageous first step to make. You may be feeling uncertain of what might come next. I have found that common themes clients bring often include: • Feelings of shame and a lack of worthiness • Being very self-critical • Feeling rejected, hurt, and alone • Stuck in relationships that are not fulfilling • Feeling that your life lacks purpose • Traumatic experiences that feel like they define you • Would it help to have a space to work through these issues and to feel greater clarity in your life? If any of these issues resonate with you then you might benefit from working with myself as your therapist.
Looking for a therapist is a courageous first step to make. You may be feeling uncertain of what might come next. I have found that common themes clients bring often include: • Feelings of shame and a lack of worthiness • Being very self-critical • Feeling rejected, hurt, and alone • Stuck in relationships that are not fulfilling • Feeling that your life lacks purpose • Traumatic experiences that feel like they define you • Would it help to have a space to work through these issues and to feel greater clarity in your life? If any of these issues resonate with you then you might benefit from working with myself as your therapist.
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Martin Rigby Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello my name is Martin Rigby. I'm an experienced, qualified and registered person-centred counsellor working in private practice in Preston, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Leigh and Wigan. I provide counselling face-to-face, by phone and online to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. I work with young people, adults, senior citizens, couples and organisations. My counselling fees are: Initial 30 minute appointment-free of charge. Individual:£35. Couples:£40. Home visits:£45- travel costs may apply. Skype/IM, Facetime, Whattsapp:£25. Consessions are available.
Hello my name is Martin Rigby. I'm an experienced, qualified and registered person-centred counsellor working in private practice in Preston, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Leigh and Wigan. I provide counselling face-to-face, by phone and online to people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. I work with young people, adults, senior citizens, couples and organisations. My counselling fees are: Initial 30 minute appointment-free of charge. Individual:£35. Couples:£40. Home visits:£45- travel costs may apply. Skype/IM, Facetime, Whattsapp:£25. Consessions are available.
01305 235631 View 01305 235631
Photo of Catherine Mary Ashbrook, Counsellor in PR4, England
Catherine Mary Ashbrook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can feel too much when you are juggling lots of different roles and you may feel as if you are weighed down by everything that you are carrying. This might leave you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Putting the needs of others before yourself can be exhausting and a constant source of worry, negative thinking and conflicting emotions. Maybe you are finding it hard to gain a work life balance. Maybe this is causing relationship difficulties or affecting your ability to connect with others. Perhaps you keep telling yourself that you should be managing better but are finding it hard to cope and can't admit this to anyone.
Life can feel too much when you are juggling lots of different roles and you may feel as if you are weighed down by everything that you are carrying. This might leave you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. Putting the needs of others before yourself can be exhausting and a constant source of worry, negative thinking and conflicting emotions. Maybe you are finding it hard to gain a work life balance. Maybe this is causing relationship difficulties or affecting your ability to connect with others. Perhaps you keep telling yourself that you should be managing better but are finding it hard to cope and can't admit this to anyone.
01722 442125 View 01722 442125
Photo of Beverley Chapman, Counsellor in PR4, England
Beverley Chapman
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
A good healthy relationship can enrich our lives and and provide a deep sense of fulfilment, both emotionally and physically. When relationships are not working we often feel frustrated, and confused with measurable consequences on our lives and those around us.There are many reasons why relationships become difficult or unmanageable These may be because of poor communication, arguments that are repeated or never resolved, trust issues, an affair or life stage transitions such as having children, divorce, blended families, bereavement or retirement.
01305 235629 View 01305 235629
Photo of Keeley Louise Counselling, Counsellor in PR4, England
Keeley Louise Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a caring, compassionate individual that has a natural empathy towards others. I aim to provide a safe space that will enable you to explore your current situation without fear of being judged. I will walk with you whilst you explore any challenges, emotions and feelings that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. At times, we all need a helping hand or somebody to shine a torch through the darkness. Reaching out for support is not a sign of weakness, it takes strength and courage. I have experienced the benefits of counselling myself and feel humbled to be in a position to offer the same support to others.
I am a caring, compassionate individual that has a natural empathy towards others. I aim to provide a safe space that will enable you to explore your current situation without fear of being judged. I will walk with you whilst you explore any challenges, emotions and feelings that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. At times, we all need a helping hand or somebody to shine a torch through the darkness. Reaching out for support is not a sign of weakness, it takes strength and courage. I have experienced the benefits of counselling myself and feel humbled to be in a position to offer the same support to others.
01772 963073 View 01772 963073
Photo of Lyn Julie Charnock, Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Lyn Julie Charnock
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Preston PR4  (Online Only)
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential.
Taking your first step towards better Mental Health starts here, when you get in touch I understand how hard that step can be and I am committed to helping you get the support you deserve and need. I offer a safe non judgemental space to be listened to and understood and together, make sense of things so that we can plan goals to help you reach your potential.
01772 503150 View 01772 503150
Photo of Apple Counselling, Counsellor in PR4, England
Apple Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship? Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends, career and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thought, and motivations to gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course. You've taken the first brave step - the next is to call.
Are you struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship? Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety, or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends, career and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thought, and motivations to gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course. You've taken the first brave step - the next is to call.
01772 419875 View 01772 419875
Photo of Sarah Jane Eccleston, Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Sarah Jane Eccleston
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
Relationships are at the core of what it means to be human. If your relationship with your partner or your family is not working , then this can affect so many parts of your life. Perhaps you feel that you have never been happy in the relationship that you are in? Perhaps you or your partner have had an affair or have issues with jealousy? Maybe you are considering splitting up or leaving? Being part of an extended family can present its own problems. Being a Step Parent or Step Child can be very problematic. Parenting issues can cause major rifts in families and sometimes an experienced third party can offer a solution.
01772 367057 View 01772 367057
Photo of Hannah Jane Heys, Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Hannah Jane Heys
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I have 15 years experience working with young people whom present with various anxiety disorders, depressive episodes, OCD and trauma. I was once “a young cool practitioner” within NHS services and have since worked for a private service. I must admit I am no longer the “young cool one” but instead “middle aged, experienced practitioner/ therapist”.
I have 15 years experience working with young people whom present with various anxiety disorders, depressive episodes, OCD and trauma. I was once “a young cool practitioner” within NHS services and have since worked for a private service. I must admit I am no longer the “young cool one” but instead “middle aged, experienced practitioner/ therapist”.
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Photo of Green Oasis Counselling, Counsellor in PR4, England
Green Oasis Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Your well-being is my priority. I understand that seeking therapy can be both courageous and vulnerable and whether you’re navigating anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, or life transitions, I’m here to listen without judgment. Together, we’ll explore your unique experiences, fears, and aspirations. I’ll create a safe space where you can express yourself freely, knowing that you’re heard and valued.
Your well-being is my priority. I understand that seeking therapy can be both courageous and vulnerable and whether you’re navigating anxiety, grief, relationship challenges, or life transitions, I’m here to listen without judgment. Together, we’ll explore your unique experiences, fears, and aspirations. I’ll create a safe space where you can express yourself freely, knowing that you’re heard and valued.
01722 548912 View 01722 548912
Photo of Vynne Baylissa Frederick, Counsellor in PR4, England
Vynne Baylissa Frederick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Preston PR4  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling through a difficult period in your life and would like to make changes while being supported? Many people experience difficulties when faced with stressful or devastating life situations. Family and friends may be able to give well-intentioned advice but this can be inadequate, inappropriate, or lacking in objectivity, and may cause more harm than good. Turning to someone with the right training, experience, and commitment can be helpful.
Are you struggling through a difficult period in your life and would like to make changes while being supported? Many people experience difficulties when faced with stressful or devastating life situations. Family and friends may be able to give well-intentioned advice but this can be inadequate, inappropriate, or lacking in objectivity, and may cause more harm than good. Turning to someone with the right training, experience, and commitment can be helpful.
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Photo of Marlena Davies, Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Marlena Davies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hello, I am a BABCP accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. With years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and improve their mental well-being. My passion for therapy and commitment to my clients have allowed me to create a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other mental health issue, I am here to provide you with the guidance and tools you need to achieve lasting change. Together, we can embark on a journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life
Hello, I am a BABCP accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. With years of experience in the field, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and improve their mental well-being. My passion for therapy and commitment to my clients have allowed me to create a safe and supportive environment for healing and growth. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or any other mental health issue, I am here to provide you with the guidance and tools you need to achieve lasting change. Together, we can embark on a journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life
01772 283953 View 01772 283953
Photo of Michael Rimmer, Counsellor in PR4, England
Michael Rimmer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, find resolutions and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to.
There is a broad spectrum of reasons why people seek and can benefit from counselling. The reasons may seem clear, or may feel somewhat out of reach, yet there is a sense that talking to someone may help? Counselling can help us to better understand the source of our distress, find resolutions and move forward in ways that serve us better as individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with people in this endeavour and recognise that it is important that you find the right person to talk to.
01925 377333 View 01925 377333
Photo of David Halton, Counsellor in PR4, England
David Halton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you have found yourself here today, you may be struggling with feelings of low worth. You may be experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm or have questions about your past or present. Looking up at the mountain ahead of you can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a great first step in making a change. I can help you to work through the beliefs you hold about yourself. I can help you to see how your beliefs – often established during childhood, and your past experiences can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself, your relationships and your life today.
If you have found yourself here today, you may be struggling with feelings of low worth. You may be experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm or have questions about your past or present. Looking up at the mountain ahead of you can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a great first step in making a change. I can help you to work through the beliefs you hold about yourself. I can help you to see how your beliefs – often established during childhood, and your past experiences can have a huge impact on how you feel about yourself, your relationships and your life today.
01923 961480 View 01923 961480
Photo of Hayley Moran, Counsellor in PR4, England
Hayley Moran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
You may be struggling, feeling stuck and need a place to talk things through or unravel your thoughts, to gain some clarity or strategies to find a way forward. Talking to a counsellor can be helpful to gain perspective and insight into the issues that you are currently experiencing. Through the counselling process I have supported clients to develop or re-discover their self-belief, confidence or purpose and counselling can help to bring calm, balance or motivation where life may have become overwhelming. Feel free to contact me to see if I may be the right counsellor for you.
01704 795669 View 01704 795669
Photo of Charlotte Van-Lint , Psychotherapist in PR4, England
Charlotte Van-Lint
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
Experienced and highly skilled Psychotherapist specialsing in work with narcissistic abuse , relationship difficulties and family conflict. I have consolidated 25 years experience of working with anxiety, depression, childhood trauma including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and its impact. I am confident therefore in working with clients with complex needs with their mental health and neuro-divergence, including ADHD and Autism.
01253 835178 View 01253 835178

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PR4

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in PR4 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
72% Bereavement
69% Stress
61% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in PR4 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PR4?

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.