The therapists on this page are experienced and qualified practitioners who share our values and ethics, and provide their paid for services at Silverwell House.  Scroll down to meet the therapists, find out more about them, their availability, fees and to make direct appointments. 

Private therapists complement, but are independent to 1point's core services.  All practitioners appearing on this page are required to annually provide independently audited professional evidence to us, so we can ensure that they meet national standards and criteria to practice as talking therapists.  However, we would like to remind you that there are other private counsellors and psychotherapists who may also suit your needs.

Rachel Wesley

Qualifications and Experience: I am qualified as a Humanistic/Person-Centred Counsellor, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Solution Focused Therapist, Mindfulness Practitioner and Eye Movement, Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Practitioner.  I have worked at a senior level in Human Resources - dealing with people in crisis and training managers how to best help.  This led to a career in psychology, where I combine work in the NHS with a private practice based at Silverwell House and other centres in the North West.  

Specialising in: work with individuals, couples, young people and families offering help with behaviours and feelings around depression, anxiety, panic, anger and aggression.  I can also help with alcohol and substance misuse problems, eating difficulties, internet addictions, bullying, abuse and trauma.  For couples and families I can help you understand relationship difficulties, such as surviving an affair, separation and divorce, parenting problems and helping children express what they need when parents are separating.  An important part of my therapeutic support is helping people come to terms with bereavement, loss, chronic ill health (in particular adapting to MS and ME/CFS), struggling with caring responsibilities and trauma arising from specific incidents such as road traffic accidents (RTAs), assault or being witness to violence.

Fee range: For individuals a sliding scale between £50 and £35 for 60 minute sessions (according to income); Couples - sliding scale between £65 and £35 per 80 minute sessions (according to income); Teenagers/young adults (12 years plus) £40 to £30 per 40 minute session; Family groupwork £negotiable; solicitor and insurer referals - £negotiable sessional cost, plus report preparation fee is required.

Contact details: Telephone: 0775 951 6241  email: [email protected]  

Rachel says: “In my own life I have experienced joys but also loss and significant life changes that have sometimes caused distress.  Most of us don't live on an island and the ripple effect of what happens to those we love and are close to often affects us just as much.

Clare Lennie

Qualifications and Experience: I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years experience of delivering personal therapy, supervision and training in counselling and counselling psychology.  I have worked with The Christie Clinic Manchester, HMP Manchester, The Fire Fighters' Charity, Police Treatment Centres and Mind's Blue Light programme in developing psychological support services.  Prior to running my own company I lectured and co-developed the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Manchester.  I am registered with HCPC, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Supervisors.

Specialising in: an integrative approach by drawing on a number of different models of therapy to help clients reach their desired goals.  These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Centred Counselling and Psychodynamic Therapy.  I offer face to face 60 minute sessions at Silverwell House with individuals aged 16 plus, as well as providing telephone and Skype sessions.  Longer sessions can be negotiated.  I am also able to offer coaching and mentoring sessions, as well as clinical supervision.  I frequently work with clients referred through Employee Assistance Programmes and health insurance companies.

Fee range: For anyone considering working with me I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation.  If we decide to continue my fees for counselling, clinical supervision, professional development and coaching sessions are £75 per hour.  For trainee counsellors, counselling psychologists, clinical supervisors, I offer a reduced fee of £50 per hour.  Skype and telephone sessions are charged at the above rates, with length of meeting time negotiated and costed accordingly.

Contact details: Telephone: 0753 500 6677  or contact me through my website:

Clare says: Deciding to come to counselling is a big decision to make and finding the right person to work with can be daunting.  I respect this and take great care in my work in ensuring that clients feel safe, respected and valued in order for them to discuss and explore the issues that are of concern to them and move on with their lives.

Anne Turner

About me: 'I'm a qualified and experienced counsellor with over 25 years experience within different health and social care settings.  It is during times of challenge that we sometimes need someone alongside us and the time, space and place of safety in which to do this.

I work systemically with children, adults, couples and families and have a depth and breadth of experience within the fields of palliative care/bereavement, child and adolescent mental health, fostering, adoption and EMDR therapy for help with trauma and PTSD.  My focus is on the therapeutic relationship and working in ways that help you positively change.

Experience and qualifications: I have worked within palliative care and bereavement in hospice and community settings; for the NHS at practitioner and senior levels as a child and adolescent mental health worker.  This work has given me a solid background in working with risk and addressing safeguarding isuues.  My qualifications include the Relate Diploma in Relationship Counselling and post graduate awards in social work, counselling and family therapy.  I am a NLP Master Practitioner and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner and a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  

Fee range: Initial assessment - £35;  Ongoing sessions: £55 and EMDR (90 minute sessions) - £65

Contact details: Telephone: 07830 713712

Anne says: “Living within a world that is overloaded with information, advice and guidance, it can be difficult to find our own answers and inner resources, which I believe is within us all.” 

Winston Cunningham

Qualifications and Experience: Level 4 Diploma in Counselling, BA(Hons) Humanistic & Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Counselling Supervision, Certificate in Mentoring.

After serving in the armed forces for 27 years I have a vast amount of experience in a range of situations and issues.  I provide face to face therapy for individuals and couples, and telephone counselling.  I use an integrative approach which includes a person-centred foundation and solution focused skills.  I also conduct group supervision, tutor on a counselling course and mentor local university students.

Specialising in: watching people grow and develop whilst assisting them to work through some very difficult issues including bereavement, stress, anxiety, anger, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying, self-esteem, work stress etc.  I work with individuals to enable them to gain their aspirations, inspiring them to develop their own personal vision for success.

Fee range: one to one Counselling £40, Couples Counselling £50, Supervising trainee counsellors £30, Supervising qualified counsellors £35.

Contact details: Telephone: 0792 700 8836  email: [email protected]

Winston says: “I truly believe that being able to help others to feel better cannot be underestimated and is a privilege that is not to be undervalued.  Providing a safe and confidential area, I wish to work to try and make sense of the issues that are affecting you.

Please note: we do not make appointments or payment for services from the practitioners listed above.  If you are unable to make an arranged appointment with a private practitioner at Silverwell House in the first instance please get in touch directly with your practitioner using the contact details they will have provided you with.  If you have to cancel your appointment on the day you are due for your appointment please email [email protected] or leave a message on 01204 917745.

Are you a counsellor, CBT practitioner, psychologist, clinical supervisor, personal or business coach looking for practice rooms in Bolton?  Take a look at our available rooms in Silverwell House.