Service Team

Lesley Wilson MSc is a Psychotherapist, Supervisor and BACP Accredited Counsellor, she is a qualified IAPT  Counselling for Depression Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor, she is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She has over 22 years of experience in the field of psychological therapies and divides her time in Private Practice as a Therapist;  Supervisor and Trainer; writing and delivering training for The University of Central Lancashire, Warwick University and various Charities throughout Lancashire.   She previously worked as a Senior Lecturer with the University of Central Lancashire for over 10 years; she also has clinical experience of working within Voluntary, Private and Statutory Services. Her experience is grounded in working therapeutically with adults and children and therefore her practice integrates a number of theoretical models.  Lesley has been designing and delivering training for the past 20 years, she believes that all individuals have a wealth of intrinsic abilities which when explored and acknowledged encourage emotional growth and psychological well-being.


Catherine Lawson, Clinical Lead for Schools: qualified as a Counsellor in 2010 then as a CBT Therapist in 2011. In 2017 she qualified as a Clinical Supervisor, currently working mainly with therapists and school staff, although she has experience and is open to working with all individuals from different professions. Her work integrates the Hawkins & Shohet and Page & Wosket models and Catherine has a high regard for the uniqueness of each supervisees style of working.


Catherine is a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a registered member of the BACP. She has over 33 years’ experience of working in education settings, varying from primary, secondary and FE college's in both main stream and SEN settings, where she has provided supervision for adults and counselling to staff members and children.


Catherine's specialist knowledge of working with children in 1-1 settings and groups has ensured that she is trained to offer various techniques including, mindfulness, relaxation and creative materials to explore issues which impact emotion, thought and behaviour. She offers skills and qualities to create a safe and confidential place for clients to explore issues and listen without judgement.


Catherine has recently trained and has an ongoing interest in EMDR, she is now able to offer sessions to both adults and children. EMDR is a model of therapy designed to work with a variety of issues, including: PTSD, flashbacks, upsetting thoughts or images, depression, anic tacks and anxiety.


If you would like to contact Catherine, her details are as follows:

Telephone: 01282 611186, Mobile: 07505 354318, email:




Ken Mitchell, Counsellor and Supervisor (MBACP Accred)

I have 25 years experience of working with people in the helping professions; children, young people, group work, families, relationships, people with disabilities, mental health and the last 8 years, as a professionally qualified Counsellor, and more recently a Supervisor. I have a gentle passion for people and I will meet you wherever you are on your journey with a desire to try and help and equip you further. I use an Integrative approach with you at the centre, encouraging at your pace, an exploration and enlightening; a shared venture.

                      Tel: 07956 825422    E:


Helen Regis qualified as a Professional Counsellor in 2008, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire and is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Although she works primarily using the person-centered approach, with the training and experience she has gained from working with various Charitable Organisations, her work has become more integrated. Helen recognises the benefit of having an holistic approach to good mental health and is

also qualified as a Reiki Practitioner.

She has worked with all age groups but the majority of her work has been with Children and Young People aged 4 to 25 years. Her more recent position as the Children’s Service Manager for a Counselling Charity in South Manchester has seen her overseeing work in different School Settings as well as within the Community. Over the years, Helen has recognised the need for support for school staff and provides supervision and group workshops for self-care, stress and anxiety.


To book an appointment or discuss any of the above, please contact 07834 379026

Helen Lewin is a Person-Centred Counsellor who is working towards accreditation with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Helen has 30 years of experience working with adults, children and families. She currently divides her time working in a mainstream school supporting the emotional wellbeing of children and their families, working therapeutically with children in a pupil referral unit and her private counselling practice. Helen also works therapeutically  with adults and young people and has experience in working with a wide range of presenting conditions and with people in varying circumstances.

 It is Helen`s experience that once the person who comes for counselling feels safe within the relationship they are able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours freely from their own point of view. This helps identify what is causing the disturbance within them and supports the process of working towards positive change and a more peaceful state. Feedback from clients is that they find the experience of person-centred therapy sessions with Helen supportive and non-threatening. They are in control of what to share during their sessions and they experience having her by their side offering understanding and acceptance.



Tel; 07434391959



Michelle Williams is a Person-Centred Counsellor with experience of working with adults and children in both primary and secondary school settings.  She also works closely with families and has completed Filial Therapy training.

Michelle is currently working towards accreditation with BACP.

Whilst the Person-Centred philosophy underpins Michelle’s work, she integrates concepts from existential and creative arts therapies.

Michelle believes relational honesty is central to the healing process.

Tel: 07709302835

                            Julie Haworth, PGCert (Education), MA (Integrative Psychotherapy)


What I do


Counselling is a personal journey during which I will guide you to explore safely the emotional difficulties with which you struggle. I help people who feel depressed and anxious to find new ways to live more joyfully, and to develop a more comfortable relationship with themselves and others.


My main areas of interest are anxiety, depression and mood disorders; bereavement, grief and loss; childhood bullying; complex trauma; domestic abuse; childhood sexual abuse; historic sexual abuse; low self confidence; identity; post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); stress and work-related stress.


My counselling technique integrates a number of theoretical models which enable us to develop a personalised approach tailored to your particular needs.  I aim to help people develop a sense of inner freedom, interpret their experiences meaningfully and use these experiences to build confidence in themselves and their future.


How you might be experiencing your life


Do you experience an internal negative dialogue that causes you distress? You may feel  it is impossible to get out of this cycle leading to exhaustion, confusion and a sense of feeling weighed down by your life.  Feeling hopeless and stuck can create a longing to be understood. This is where counselling can help. Talking therapies including counselling  can provide a respectful, safe and nurturing environment in which to discover your identity helping you to move forward with new understanding and positivity.


My approach


If you haven’t worked with a counsellor or psychotherapist before, it can be hard to believe that talking can be helpful. As we build shared understanding of your feelings and thoughts through an in-depth conversation, I will help you develop renewed trust and respect for yourself.  Where your emotions cause confusion, our conversations aim to bring you clarity.  These simple steps represent the start of a journey  towards making your life more manageable.


I aim to help you to learn about and understand yourself, at a deeper level leading to greater acceptance of who you are and helping you develop your relationship with yourself and others.


I work by building a therapeutic relationship grounded in courage, creativity, warmth, compassion, and honesty. You will be encouraged to trust in your intuitive ability and together, we will work through the issues which brought you to therapy, building your confidence to make the changes you want to make.


When you give yourself time and a confidential space to be heard, and when someone truly listens, talking can help you feel connected, valued, whole, and respected as an individual.


My contact details are & contact number is 07731 353065



Sue Davis Bsc (Hons) Psychology  (1995)

Diploma Counselling, Integrative  (1997)

Certificate Supervision (2009)

Diploma Debt Counselling (Psychological Impact and Interventions) 2013

ACTO Certificate in Online Counselling (2021)



Hello, my name is Sue and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor working with clients throughout the UK via Zoom video call. I offer flexible online sessions to fit in with your schedule and from your comfort of your own home. Appointments are available Mon – Sat during the daytime and early evenings.


I have 24 years experience working therapeutically with adults in a variety of contexts eg. Staff Counsellor at Hope Hospital, GP surgeries, a Women's Centre and Sure Start Centres. I was the Staff Counsellor in a hospice setting for 20 years. Since qualifying I have also worked as a Student Counsellor, a Lecturer in Counselling Skills and a Personal Development Facilitator at the University of Central Lancashire. Throughout the pandemic I have been offering psychological support online to Healthcare Professionals in our NHS and Frontline services.


I aim to provide a safe environment in which you feel supported, accepted and understood. I will work at your pace whilst you process difficult emotions, gain insights and consider making positive changes to improve your wellbeing.


I work with a variety of presenting issues including stress, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, emotional impact of money issues, vicarious trauma, burnout and work-life balance. I also have a particular interest in supporting individuals who are trying to manage both the emotional and physical challenges of living with ME/CFS and Long Covid.


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