Gillian Cunliffe

Gillian Cunliffe

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Wigan

Wigan WN5
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability and have various slots from Monday to Thursday.

I offer concession rates for trainee counsellors who require personal therapy as part of their course requirements.

I have a flexible approach to my work and can arrange sessions based on client availability. Please contact me for further details. I can also work weekly or bi-weekly depending on your needs.

I typically work Monday -Thursday.

For those who wish to have outdoor therapy then we are limited to daylight hours.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Life can be painful and upsetting, and it is not easy to ask for help. It takes courage making the first step in talking to a counsellor. I understand how difficult this can be as I have experienced this myself. I can help you talk through the things that you are struggling with. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes this can only be realised by talking to someone who understands your difficulties. 

I am experienced in helping people with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and loss, or finding meaning in life. I also specialise in supporting women through menopause and perimenopause, and also supporting people close to women affected by menopause.

I can offer a relaxing space where you can talk openly and in confidence. I can provide an opportunity to talk about things that are difficult to share with others. I can help you to feel better about yourself, your problems and better understand yourself and your feelings, or even to find meaning from life. You can discuss your issues without being judged or criticised, with acceptance and empathy. Counselling is not about giving advice; it is about allowing you to discuss your issues, without judgement, in a safe and friendly space enabling you to find new ways to help yourself, or make changes to your life if you choose to.

I am qualified and hold a BSc Honours in Counselling. I work with an integrative approach, tailoring the therapy to your needs. I am also regularly updating my skills and experience by undertaking further training and qualifications. Examples of further training I have undertaken include outdoor therapy training, acceptance & commitment therapy, art therapy, mental health awareness, working with the inner child, and neurobiology of intimate interpersonal trauma.

Practice description

I work in a flexible way with my clients, face to face in a private room at my clinic, through online video, telephone, or outdoors.

My clinic room is close to Wigan town centre, has free parking and is easily accessable by the public transport network, with a bus stop less than 5 minutes walk away.

My outdoor therapy practice In my outdoor therapy practice, can involve sitting on a quiet bench in a natural green space, or through walk & talk  in several locations which are accessible within Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, and Merseyside areas. Working in this way can be less intimidating as we walk or sit side by side and share an outdoor space. This can also accomodate people who have mobility issues as many places are accessable. This is always a flexible arrangement and there is no insistence for you to meet outside especially if the weather forecast is unfavourable. We can move the work to indoor, online video, or by telephone if you prefer.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

You can talk to me about anything that might be worrying or upsetting. Some examples may be:

⁻ Anxiety and panic attacks

⁻ Bereavement, grief, or loss

⁻ Menopause or women’s issues

⁻ LGBTQ+ issues

⁻ Bullying, discrimination, or harassment

⁻ Depression

⁻ General sadness, with no obvious cause

⁻ Identity issues

⁻ Life Coaching

⁻ Loneliness, isolation, or rejection

⁻ Men’s issues

⁻ Phobias or unhelpful behaviours

⁻ Pressure from work or study

⁻ Redundancy

⁻ Relationship issues

⁻ Self-esteem or confidence issues

⁻ Self-harm

⁻ Serious illness, or health worries about yourself or a loved one

⁻ Sexuality

⁻ Stress or anger management

⁻ Trauma

⁻ Worries about the future

If you are curious about working outdoors or if you would just like to know a little more about me or my practice please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

My first session

I offer a free 30 minute initial telephone or video session to discuss the goals of therapy, how, where and when we will work together and if we are suited to work together.

My rates  are £50 per standard 50 minute session. I can also offer a reduced rate for block booking.

I can also offer longer sessions particularly for outdoor therapy, if you require this and can work up to 1 hour 30 minutes per session. Prices for this are available on request.

I also offer student discount.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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