Photo of Samantha Doyle, Counsellor in WN4, England
Samantha Doyle
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wigan WN4
Sometimes life can become overwhelming when we are faced with difficult life events, such as bereavements, relationship problems, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, difficult emotions such as guilt, grief, sadness, loneliness and anger. Sometimes we need to lean on another for help and that is ok. Whatever the struggle I will sit with you and support you in self-exploration, working through the uncomfortable feelings, allowing you to become more self-aware and find the resources within to move forward in life more easily.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming when we are faced with difficult life events, such as bereavements, relationship problems, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, difficult emotions such as guilt, grief, sadness, loneliness and anger. Sometimes we need to lean on another for help and that is ok. Whatever the struggle I will sit with you and support you in self-exploration, working through the uncomfortable feelings, allowing you to become more self-aware and find the resources within to move forward in life more easily.
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Photo of Val Boulton, Counsellor in WN4, England
Val Boulton
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as Person-Centred Counsellor in 1998. I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as a Person-Centred Supervisor in 2001. I am a qualified Couple/Relationship Counsellor training with Relate 1999/2000. Since qualifying I have worked in many settings ranging from the NHS to Further and Higher Education. From E.A.P. and short-term therapy to long term commitment and relationship work. Why am I still in practice you may wonder? My answer would be I believe in people, that listening and helping is the most rewarding feeling ever.
I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as Person-Centred Counsellor in 1998. I qualified from Wigan and Leigh College as a Person-Centred Supervisor in 2001. I am a qualified Couple/Relationship Counsellor training with Relate 1999/2000. Since qualifying I have worked in many settings ranging from the NHS to Further and Higher Education. From E.A.P. and short-term therapy to long term commitment and relationship work. Why am I still in practice you may wonder? My answer would be I believe in people, that listening and helping is the most rewarding feeling ever.
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Photo of Estelle Harrison, Counsellor in WN4, England
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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Photo of Kerry Thorpe Therapy, Counsellor in WN4, England
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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Photo of Claire Duchateau, Counsellor in WN4, England
Claire Duchateau
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Wigan WN4
Do you feel different and like you don't fit in? Is it difficult and painful at times? Perhaps you are a French expat under pressure to adjust to an unfamiliar territory; Or neuro-divergent grappling with the complexities of work, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ struggling to navigate societal expectations, and coming out? You have a sense that there is a lot more to life. If you are you are you ready to get out of your comfort zone, rise above and break free from your limiting beliefs we can work together.
Do you feel different and like you don't fit in? Is it difficult and painful at times? Perhaps you are a French expat under pressure to adjust to an unfamiliar territory; Or neuro-divergent grappling with the complexities of work, relationships and life; Or LGBTQ struggling to navigate societal expectations, and coming out? You have a sense that there is a lot more to life. If you are you are you ready to get out of your comfort zone, rise above and break free from your limiting beliefs we can work together.
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Photo of Sarah Preston, Counsellor in WN4, 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. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
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. Our sessions together will give you the opportunity to be heard, to explore your emotions and unpick the difficulties you are having.
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Photo of Karen Boyd-Pomfrett, Counsellor in WN4, England
Karen Boyd-Pomfrett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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 Arco Therapy, Psychotherapist in WN4, England
Arco Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Immediate starts available. Arco Therapy is a local CBT service offering CBT to children, teenagers and adults. More and more people are struggling with anxiety, stress and sadness and often professional therapy is needed to overcome these difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help children, teenagers, and adults to overcome these problems and help them to enjoy their lives. CBT is the recommended treatment for anxiety and depression and provides the opportunity to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and how they impact on how the person feels.
Immediate starts available. Arco Therapy is a local CBT service offering CBT to children, teenagers and adults. More and more people are struggling with anxiety, stress and sadness and often professional therapy is needed to overcome these difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help children, teenagers, and adults to overcome these problems and help them to enjoy their lives. CBT is the recommended treatment for anxiety and depression and provides the opportunity to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and how they impact on how the person feels.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WN4

< 10

Counsellors in WN4 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Stress
88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Domestic Abuse
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% Health Assured
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in WN4 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WN4?

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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.