Anne Bolton Registered MBACP -Your Choice Counselling Services

Anne Bolton Registered MBACP -Your Choice Counselling Services

  • 15 Oaklands Drive, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6SA.
  • 01706 600774 / 07975 789384

About Anne Bolton Registered MBACP -Your Choice Counselling Services

Each person is ‘unique’ and a ‘one cap fits all’ approach does not achieve the best results, therefore I offer a variety of therapeutic methods and an integrative approach using; 1-1 Talking Therapy, Creative Therapy using Buttons, Shells, Pebbles, Dream Work and Visualization / Relaxation Techniques tailored around ‘you’ and ‘your’ needs, whether you are seeking individual, couple / relationship or family counselling.

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor – or ‘Client Focused Counsellor’ as I prefer to call it, meaning our work together is focussed around ‘You’.

Why you may choose to access Counselling / Talking Therapy

Life changes, life styles and life in general impact upon all of us, for example, bereavements and relationship breakdowns, causing us all at times to suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions alongside feelings of guilt and anger. How we ‘manage’ these situations is key to our mental health well-being.

Stress can affect our personal and working relationships. Often when one area of our lives is affected by stress this has a ‘knock on’ effect on other areas of our lives also.

Once we begin to ‘accept’ what is happening within our lives we can begin to move ‘forwards’, freeing us from being ‘stuck’ and working towards releasing some of the pain we are experiencing.

From my own experiences I have learnt how difficult certain situations in life can be, and how easy it is to try and put a ‘brave face’ on things, hoping problems would simply disappear. However, this is usually not the case, and until I acknowledged, and worked through these issues, I found them re-occurring in many different guises.

If we imagine a disco ‘glitterball’ as it spins it reveals segments which are shown and segments which are hidden. This is like ourselves, we show certain aspects of ourselves to friends, family and colleagues, and other aspects of ourselves which we keep hidden away. However, in our attempt to hide them, we sometimes show these unknowingly, as they are still parts of us. When we acknowledge these and work with them we enable the glitterball, hence ‘ourselves’ to spin more freely.

How we will work together

My aim is to work with you in a non-judgemental way, offering an empathic and confidential service.

A ‘safe space’ where you can just ‘be’ and explore the situations and emotions you are experiencing, enabling ‘achievable’ solutions to be found.

If you require couples / relationship counselling I will meet with you both, listen and gain understanding of your needs / concerns, and together we will explore ways for you both to move forwards.

Relationship counselling covers all relationship issues including spouse & partner and parent & child.

We will take things at ‘your’ pace, with no pressure. Many times just having someone to talk to and make sense of things can be beneficial by itself, other times different approaches can be used.

Counselling sessions arranged at a time to suit you – days / evenings / weekends, and there is no limit to the amount of sessions you may have.

Sessions arranged in your own home, therapy room or workplace.

Sessions last for 1 hour, however longer sessions can be arranged if required.

Therapeutic approaches I offer

I will explain a little about the approaches I offer, alongside, and in combination with ‘Talking Therapy’ and how they can add value to our therapeutic work together.

Creative Therapy using Art / Buttons / Shells & Pebbles works by enabling you to explore feelings / situations and see them a as a ‘visual’ as opposed to just experiencing the emotions. These can help with relationship issues and feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt and anger.

Visualization can be a useful aid into dealing with unresolved issues from your younger life and explores the ‘inner child’ and ‘inner teenager’ within the adult mind.

The visualization ‘journey’ lasts for approximately thirty minutes. This is not hypnosis and during this time you are aware and engaging.

Dream Work explores what your ‘unconscious’ mind is trying to tell us through dreams and how our ‘conscious’ mind either does not understand, or maybe ‘chooses’ not to understand these messages.

When we do not understand or acknowledge these messages, we find we have many different dreams yet with the same message trying to be heard.

By working ‘with’ the dreams and understanding their meanings we will find both the dreams and ‘ourselves’ move forwards.

Example case study using Button Therapy – Client X

Client X who was having relationship problems with a partner and chose a small button to represent self and a large button to represent Client X’s partner. When Client X was asked to describe feelings about the relationship Client X placed the large button on top of the small button.

It wasn’t until this point that Client X realised how trapped Client X felt within the relationship and how Client X had completely disappeared under the partner’s button. This enabled Client X to see the relationship as a ‘visual’ and explore Client X’s feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Over the course of the counselling sessions Client X worked with the buttons and was able to see own progress as the button for Client X changed to a larger button and the button for Client X’s partner became smaller. This enabled X to gain more insight into the relationship and address ways forward.

Testimonials

“When I was first introduced to Button Therapy I was unsure how this would help me, however from the first time I used the buttons I was surprised at the emotions it brought up within me and how things came to mind that I hadn’t thought about for years. From this I was able to break things down into manageable pieces and move forwards in my life” – Client A

“I was surprised how using the buttons showed me how trapped I was feeling within my relationship. When I could see this something changed within me and I realised I needed to stop taking on everyone elses responsibilities and concentrate on me. I used the buttons for several weeks and saw how things were changing for me, I finally realised I had moved on” – Client B

“I always wanted to try visualisation, so when it was suggested in the counselling session I thought I would give it a go. I don’t relax very easily so I didn’t think it would work for me. It lasted for about 30 minutes and I was able to talk to Anne throughout. It was really powerful and brought up a lot of things, which I thought I had forgot, or maybe chosen to forget from my childhood. In the visualisation I was able to see my parents and myself as a child. When I was young they looked so big, yet in the visualisation they didn’t look so big after all. Afterwards I realised there was still a child part in me even though I was an adult, and I was still hurting as a child. I was then able to address this and work through it” – Client C

“My husband and I needed some help to focus on why we became married and not just focus on all the issues we have faced. The use of buttons enabled us to focus on one issue at a time – thus enabling us to work with it.” Clients D & E

“Always attentive, I felt that I was listened to all the time and was given space to think through my moments of discovery. Anne was extremely empathic and supportive alongside me on my journey of discovery. I enjoyed using the buttons, it gave me something to visualise and helped me see my difficulties from another perspective. The end session helped me see how much work I had done over the weeks.” Client F

Location

I work throughout all areas of East Lancashire including Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen plus bordering areas including Todmorden / Hebden Bridge, Bury and the Ribble Valley.

I offer counselling in your own home or I have access to rooms in Darwen & Rossendale or other areas throughout East Lancashire if preferred. The choice is up to ‘you’.

It is important ‘You’ make the ‘right’ decision for ‘You’

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, you have now made the first step towards freeing yourself from the emotional ‘baggage’ so many of us experience at many times throughout our lives.

Looking forward to working with you soon.

Companies and Organisations

Workplace stress can lead to unsettlement of the workforce and lower productivity within the workplace.

I offer Counselling to staff and employees who may, for example, be suffering from general workplace stress, facing disciplinary action or suffering from trauma and is usually offered in blocks of six sessions after an initial session has taken place.

Training, qualifications & experience
My training includes;

Diploma Level 4 in Counselling, Theory & Practice
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Foundation Course In Advocacy
Independent Mental Health Advocacy
EMDR Parts 1, 2 & 3
Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
ILM Level 4 Management
Stage 1 Practice Educator
Domestic Violence training to Nat Occupational Standards
Health & Social Care
Equal Opportunity & Diversity
P.O.V.A. & Child Protection
Learning Disabilities Award Framework (L.D.A.F)

I have many years experience of working therapeutically with children, young and older adults who have social/behavioural and emotional issues, suffered domestic violence and drug / alcohol addictions.

I also have experience of working with clients who are suffering from workplace stress, relationship breakdowns, bereavement, anxiety, low self-confidence, gender issues and obsessive compulsive disorders.

My placements have been at a Women’s Refuge, Sure Start Centre and a Homeless Project.

I have worked for Lancashire County Council in social care settings with clients who have multiple and complex needs – physical and emotional. alongside statutory and non-statutory establishments with clients who have mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACPBACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
Abortion
Abuse
Addiction
ADHD
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety
Asperger’s syndrome
Avoidant personality disorder
Bereavement
Borderline personality disorder
Bullying
Carer support
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Compulsive hoarding
Couples counselling
Cross cultural relationships
Dementia
Depression
Disabilities
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gambling
Gender dysphoria
Generalised anxiety disorder
Infertility
Internet addiction
Learning difficulties
Leaving care
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Pregnancy and birth
Redundancy
Relationship issues
Schizophrenia
Self harm
Separation and divorce
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Trauma
Work related stress
Therapies offered
Humanistic therapies
Integrative
Other therapies
Person-Centred therapy
Fees
Initial session – £25.00

1 hour – £35.00

1.5 hours – £50.00

2 hours – £60.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £40.00 – £55.00 – Initial session £30.00

Couples – £50.00 per hour, Initial Session – £35.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £60.00 – £75.00 – Initial Session £45.00

Families – £70.00 per hour – Initial Session – £45.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £80.00 – £95.00 – Initial Session £55.00

5% discount on block bookings of 6 sessions – individuals & couples & families

Reduced fee for students on Counselling Degree / Diploma courses – £20.00 initial appointment, £25.00 per hour for further sessions. Discounts for block bookings of 10, 12 or 20 sessions.

Small mileage fee may apply for home visits outside the Rossendale area.

Fees can be paid on the day – block bookings payable upon first session

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Further information
Making the decision to access counselling can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. It is therefore important that it is ‘Your Choice’ that it is something you wish to do, and to be aware that sensitive issues are likely to arise. This is all part of the healing process and we will work together through these issues in a ‘safe’ space, enabling you to deal with and overcome some of the barriers which hinder your daily life.

If you are unsure if counselling is for you I am happy to speak with you to discuss your needs and expectations, to enable you to make a fully informed choice.

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I work throughout all areas of East Lancashire including; Blackburn, Darwen, Rossendale, Accrington, Ramsbottom and bordering areas including; Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Ribble Valley and Bury.

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Anne Bolton Registered MBACP -Your Choice Counselling Services

  • 15 Oaklands Drive, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire BB4 6SA.
  • 01706 600774 / 07975 789384

About Anne Bolton Registered MBACP -Your Choice Counselling Services

Each person is ‘unique’ and a ‘one cap fits all’ approach does not achieve the best results, therefore I offer a variety of therapeutic methods and an integrative approach using; 1-1 Talking Therapy, Creative Therapy using Buttons, Shells, Pebbles, Dream Work and Visualization / Relaxation Techniques tailored around ‘you’ and ‘your’ needs, whether you are seeking individual, couple / relationship or family counselling.

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor – or ‘Client Focused Counsellor’ as I prefer to call it, meaning our work together is focussed around ‘You’.

Why you may choose to access Counselling / Talking Therapy

Life changes, life styles and life in general impact upon all of us, for example, bereavements and relationship breakdowns, causing us all at times to suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions alongside feelings of guilt and anger. How we ‘manage’ these situations is key to our mental health well-being.

Stress can affect our personal and working relationships. Often when one area of our lives is affected by stress this has a ‘knock on’ effect on other areas of our lives also.

Once we begin to ‘accept’ what is happening within our lives we can begin to move ‘forwards’, freeing us from being ‘stuck’ and working towards releasing some of the pain we are experiencing.

From my own experiences I have learnt how difficult certain situations in life can be, and how easy it is to try and put a ‘brave face’ on things, hoping problems would simply disappear. However, this is usually not the case, and until I acknowledged, and worked through these issues, I found them re-occurring in many different guises.

If we imagine a disco ‘glitterball’ as it spins it reveals segments which are shown and segments which are hidden. This is like ourselves, we show certain aspects of ourselves to friends, family and colleagues, and other aspects of ourselves which we keep hidden away. However, in our attempt to hide them, we sometimes show these unknowingly, as they are still parts of us. When we acknowledge these and work with them we enable the glitterball, hence ‘ourselves’ to spin more freely.

How we will work together

My aim is to work with you in a non-judgemental way, offering an empathic and confidential service.

A ‘safe space’ where you can just ‘be’ and explore the situations and emotions you are experiencing, enabling ‘achievable’ solutions to be found.

If you require couples / relationship counselling I will meet with you both, listen and gain understanding of your needs / concerns, and together we will explore ways for you both to move forwards.

Relationship counselling covers all relationship issues including spouse & partner and parent & child.

We will take things at ‘your’ pace, with no pressure. Many times just having someone to talk to and make sense of things can be beneficial by itself, other times different approaches can be used.

Counselling sessions arranged at a time to suit you – days / evenings / weekends, and there is no limit to the amount of sessions you may have.

Sessions arranged in your own home, therapy room or workplace.

Sessions last for 1 hour, however longer sessions can be arranged if required.

Therapeutic approaches I offer

I will explain a little about the approaches I offer, alongside, and in combination with ‘Talking Therapy’ and how they can add value to our therapeutic work together.

Creative Therapy using Art / Buttons / Shells & Pebbles works by enabling you to explore feelings / situations and see them a as a ‘visual’ as opposed to just experiencing the emotions. These can help with relationship issues and feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt and anger.

Visualization can be a useful aid into dealing with unresolved issues from your younger life and explores the ‘inner child’ and ‘inner teenager’ within the adult mind.

The visualization ‘journey’ lasts for approximately thirty minutes. This is not hypnosis and during this time you are aware and engaging.

Dream Work explores what your ‘unconscious’ mind is trying to tell us through dreams and how our ‘conscious’ mind either does not understand, or maybe ‘chooses’ not to understand these messages.

When we do not understand or acknowledge these messages, we find we have many different dreams yet with the same message trying to be heard.

By working ‘with’ the dreams and understanding their meanings we will find both the dreams and ‘ourselves’ move forwards.

Example case study using Button Therapy – Client X

Client X who was having relationship problems with a partner and chose a small button to represent self and a large button to represent Client X’s partner. When Client X was asked to describe feelings about the relationship Client X placed the large button on top of the small button.

It wasn’t until this point that Client X realised how trapped Client X felt within the relationship and how Client X had completely disappeared under the partner’s button. This enabled Client X to see the relationship as a ‘visual’ and explore Client X’s feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Over the course of the counselling sessions Client X worked with the buttons and was able to see own progress as the button for Client X changed to a larger button and the button for Client X’s partner became smaller. This enabled X to gain more insight into the relationship and address ways forward.

Testimonials

“When I was first introduced to Button Therapy I was unsure how this would help me, however from the first time I used the buttons I was surprised at the emotions it brought up within me and how things came to mind that I hadn’t thought about for years. From this I was able to break things down into manageable pieces and move forwards in my life” – Client A

“I was surprised how using the buttons showed me how trapped I was feeling within my relationship. When I could see this something changed within me and I realised I needed to stop taking on everyone elses responsibilities and concentrate on me. I used the buttons for several weeks and saw how things were changing for me, I finally realised I had moved on” – Client B

“I always wanted to try visualisation, so when it was suggested in the counselling session I thought I would give it a go. I don’t relax very easily so I didn’t think it would work for me. It lasted for about 30 minutes and I was able to talk to Anne throughout. It was really powerful and brought up a lot of things, which I thought I had forgot, or maybe chosen to forget from my childhood. In the visualisation I was able to see my parents and myself as a child. When I was young they looked so big, yet in the visualisation they didn’t look so big after all. Afterwards I realised there was still a child part in me even though I was an adult, and I was still hurting as a child. I was then able to address this and work through it” – Client C

“My husband and I needed some help to focus on why we became married and not just focus on all the issues we have faced. The use of buttons enabled us to focus on one issue at a time – thus enabling us to work with it.” Clients D & E

“Always attentive, I felt that I was listened to all the time and was given space to think through my moments of discovery. Anne was extremely empathic and supportive alongside me on my journey of discovery. I enjoyed using the buttons, it gave me something to visualise and helped me see my difficulties from another perspective. The end session helped me see how much work I had done over the weeks.” Client F

Location

I work throughout all areas of East Lancashire including Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen plus bordering areas including Todmorden / Hebden Bridge, Bury and the Ribble Valley.

I offer counselling in your own home or I have access to rooms in Darwen & Rossendale or other areas throughout East Lancashire if preferred. The choice is up to ‘you’.

It is important ‘You’ make the ‘right’ decision for ‘You’

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, you have now made the first step towards freeing yourself from the emotional ‘baggage’ so many of us experience at many times throughout our lives.

Looking forward to working with you soon.

Companies and Organisations

Workplace stress can lead to unsettlement of the workforce and lower productivity within the workplace.

I offer Counselling to staff and employees who may, for example, be suffering from general workplace stress, facing disciplinary action or suffering from trauma and is usually offered in blocks of six sessions after an initial session has taken place.

Training, qualifications & experience
My training includes;

Diploma Level 4 in Counselling, Theory & Practice
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Foundation Course In Advocacy
Independent Mental Health Advocacy
EMDR Parts 1, 2 & 3
Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
ILM Level 4 Management
Stage 1 Practice Educator
Domestic Violence training to Nat Occupational Standards
Health & Social Care
Equal Opportunity & Diversity
P.O.V.A. & Child Protection
Learning Disabilities Award Framework (L.D.A.F)

I have many years experience of working therapeutically with children, young and older adults who have social/behavioural and emotional issues, suffered domestic violence and drug / alcohol addictions.

I also have experience of working with clients who are suffering from workplace stress, relationship breakdowns, bereavement, anxiety, low self-confidence, gender issues and obsessive compulsive disorders.

My placements have been at a Women’s Refuge, Sure Start Centre and a Homeless Project.

I have worked for Lancashire County Council in social care settings with clients who have multiple and complex needs – physical and emotional. alongside statutory and non-statutory establishments with clients who have mental health issues.

Member organisations

BACPBACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
Abortion
Abuse
Addiction
ADHD
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety
Asperger’s syndrome
Avoidant personality disorder
Bereavement
Borderline personality disorder
Bullying
Carer support
Child related issues
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Compulsive hoarding
Couples counselling
Cross cultural relationships
Dementia
Depression
Disabilities
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gambling
Gender dysphoria
Generalised anxiety disorder
Infertility
Internet addiction
Learning difficulties
Leaving care
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Pregnancy and birth
Redundancy
Relationship issues
Schizophrenia
Self harm
Separation and divorce
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Trauma
Work related stress
Therapies offered
Humanistic therapies
Integrative
Other therapies
Person-Centred therapy
Fees
Initial session – £25.00

1 hour – £35.00

1.5 hours – £50.00

2 hours – £60.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £40.00 – £55.00 – Initial session £30.00

Couples – £50.00 per hour, Initial Session – £35.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £60.00 – £75.00 – Initial Session £45.00

Families – £70.00 per hour – Initial Session – £45.00

Weekend hourly fees vary from £80.00 – £95.00 – Initial Session £55.00

5% discount on block bookings of 6 sessions – individuals & couples & families

Reduced fee for students on Counselling Degree / Diploma courses – £20.00 initial appointment, £25.00 per hour for further sessions. Discounts for block bookings of 10, 12 or 20 sessions.

Small mileage fee may apply for home visits outside the Rossendale area.

Fees can be paid on the day – block bookings payable upon first session

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

Further information
Making the decision to access counselling can sometimes be a difficult decision to make. It is therefore important that it is ‘Your Choice’ that it is something you wish to do, and to be aware that sensitive issues are likely to arise. This is all part of the healing process and we will work together through these issues in a ‘safe’ space, enabling you to deal with and overcome some of the barriers which hinder your daily life.

If you are unsure if counselling is for you I am happy to speak with you to discuss your needs and expectations, to enable you to make a fully informed choice.

Location Information

I work throughout all areas of East Lancashire including; Blackburn, Darwen, Rossendale, Accrington, Ramsbottom and bordering areas including; Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Ribble Valley and Bury.

Opening Times

Days / Evenings / Weekends at a time to suit 'you' in the comfort of your own home or can provide therapy room if required.

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