counselling cheshire

Have you been struggling with an issue for some time, which won’t go away?  Could counselling help you?

Judith Franklin

Welcome to Good Life Therapy Counselling.

I am a fully qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and have over ten years experience counselling clients in a variety of settings. 

I believe it is important to give you the freedom to explore your issues in a way of your choosing. You may not know where to start when you first come to counselling.  Don’t worry – my role is to help you feel comfortable in talking about what may be sensitive and very personal issues. If this is the first time you’ve spoken to someone outside family or friends, you might be anxious and possibly embarrassed about sharing your thoughts and feelings. The therapy room is your private space and my aim is to enable you to use the time in a way that is most beneficial to you.

Person-centred counselling is not directive. In other words, I don’t plan the sessions in advance or give advice on how to solve your problems. My aim is to offer a safe, accepting therapeutic space, where you feel able to talk and to help you find more positive ways of coping. If I think it may be helpful, I will share information with you, which may help you to manage your issues more effectively, such as stress management strategies and relaxation techniques.

In my experience, clients often find it difficult to gauge how they feel over a course of counselling, particularly when they feel overwhelmed by their issues and are often unsure whether the therapy is helping or not. In order to help you, we will complete a simple evaluation form on a regular basis. (CORE 10). This is an officially recognised system, widely used in the NHS, which enables both of us to measure your progress and to identify concerns which you may not have been aware of.

My counselling service is available to adults over 18, couples and older people, at my rooms in Bowdon, two minutes from Altrincham and Hale, Cheshire. These are centrally located and easily accessible from Manchester and North Cheshire, including Wilmslow, Knutsford and Lymm.

No issue is too small or trivial if it is affecting your ability to cope with every day life.

Giving yourself permission to seek help is the first step towards taking positive action!

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“Judith provided a great environment for us to discuss our relationship and resolve issues. The impact has been profound and we also have the safety net of returning to Judith if needs be, in the future” – (S and L)

“This was my introduction to therapy and I found the sessions to be of tremendous personal benefit. I felt comfortable enough to be completely honest from the beginning and within a matter of weeks the effects were noticable not only to myself but to the people around me. The treatment I received helped me to work on a lot of issues and I feel better than I have done in a very long time. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to receive counselling” – (A)

Judith listened carefully, guided me and helped me structure my thoughts. Thanks to her, I was able to regain confidence, understand my feelings and regain control over my emotions. (A)

“I just wanted to express my gratitude at your thoughtful, sensitive support over the past few weeks. You have helped me gain perspective and begin to gather myself.” (J).


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