How can counselling help me?



Cathy Macbeth   Reg.MBACP


 Counselling and Supervision in Skelmersdale and Ormskirk



“Your help was invaluable and assisted me through one of the most difficult periods of my life in a calm, relaxed, and friendly manner.  I have gone from being ‘at the end of my tether’ to a state where I feel much better able to cope with daily life.  I have gained a better insight into my behaviour, increased self awareness and much better coping skills.  I am hugely grateful.” K., Chester


How can counselling help me? 

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, and am an accredited bereavement counsellor.

Through my training and my own personal experience, I know how loss can completely change your life; whether your loss follows a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, or a change in your health, it can feel devastating, and hard to live with new feelings of shock, anger, guilt, or overwhelm. I am here to help and support you in what might be the most difficult time in your life.

You might find it difficult to talk to family or friends for fear of burdening or hurting them. You may feel that they contribute to your problems. You may be looking for freedom –  from fear, from a lack of confidence, from intense feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety – or just be feeling ‘stuck’ in a place you don’t want to be in.

Painful experiences from the past, difficulties in the present, or worries about the future may leave you unable to enjoy life or achieve your aims or potential.

“Thank you, counselling has helped me cope with the saddest and most difficult time of my life.  I do feel stronger and able to live my life in joy.” P., Parbold

Counselling can help if you are:

  • bereaved
  • stressed, anxious or depressed
  • having problems with relationships
  • in need of understanding and support
  • going through a personal crisis or life change
  • struggling with health issues
  • finding it hard to cope
  • experiencing low self-esteem or confidence

Do you want to talk to someone who will listen without judgement and support you through a hard time?

This is the time that, as your counsellor, I can support you and we can work together to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential space, without fear or judgement.


It’s normal to think things like “what will the counsellor be like?” “what will I say?” “will I get upset?”  – all sorts of questions might be buzzing around in your mind.  That’s why I offer a free 20 minute first meeting, so that you can meet me, ask any questions you have, get a feeling for how we might get along, and put your mind to rest, with no obligations to book further sessions.

To contact me call 0786 407 8684 or email