Beyond Labels (NW Counselling Centre)

A counsellor in Lancaster and Manchester

Hello, and welcome to Beyond Labels. My name is Olivia; I'm a therapist, trainer and supervisor. Everyone is a unique individual, and I'm committed to recognising that fact as I work with you. You are not a label – you're a unique person. In my counselling, counselling training, and counselling supervision work I want to make sure that it's not what, but who you are that matters.

I have spent over 30 years as an educator and counsellor working with such organisations as The Manchester College, The Youth Justice Trust, Barnardos and Manchester LGBT Foundation.

I offer integrative counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with person centred values at the core. See my Counselling page to find out more about my kind of counselling. I don't have a particular specialism, but have supported people, young and old, dealing with a wide range of troubling feelings and pressures leading to mental ill-health and inability to cope. I offer long and short term face to face counselling to individuals, couples and families. I also train other counsellors, and offer counselling supervision to qualified practitioners.

Counselling can help

Counselling is often referred to as a talking treatment. It isn't easy to open up to a complete stranger; finding the counsellor that suits you should not be ‘hit or miss’. I think it should be a positive decision.

Whatever the cause, problems often affect our mental health and well-being, especially when we have to cope with underlying emotions such as fear, sadness, guilt, regrets or a sense of hopelessness. I won't provide answers, but will support you to gain insight and skills to help your decision-making about action for change.

See my Practicalities page, or the bottom of this page, for how to contact me for a free first appointment.

Counselling can help in many ways, but notably it provides you with a confidential, safe ‘me space’ that is free from judgement or the need to be other than you are. As a counsellor it is my role to offer my clients professional integrity; empathy; guidance and skills to find their way.

Manchester and Lancaster based service

Counselling and counselling supervision takes place in a safe, comfortable home environment. In certain circumstances telephone counselling can be negotiated. Beyond Labels is an Approved CPCAB training Centre based in Halton Mill Lancaster. Courses are also delivered in partnership with Manchester Counselling Training Centre (MCTC)

Tour my site

You can find more details about me and my practice by having a look round the site. Counselling tells you more about how I work with issues you bring to counselling. The Training & Supervision page gives details of the training programmes I offer in both Lancaster and Manchester, and the application process, as well as arrangements for counselling supervision. I offer this to both students and qualified practitioners. Practicalities gives details about fees; concessions; training programme dates and travel details.

Contact me

Please contact me if you would like to know more about counselling, counselling training or clinical supervision. A first counselling appointment is free. I look forward to hearing from you.

just to talk to someone, just to be listened to, made all the difference. I was not going mad..