Fresh Start Therapy

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About me

“I truly believe that the vast majority of people, (provided they have the commitment to the sessions and the wholehearted  desire for change in their life) can benefit from confidential Counselling and aim for a resolution to whatever issue is affecting their quality of life.

I have found that Hypnotherapy has helped in so many areas, covering a wide range of issues.  Provided that the client is positive about the experience,   wants and expects it to be successful, the process can have a dramatic effect."

It works at a much deeper level than Counselling and can have a quicker resolution to an issue.

Sue Wyncoll Registered Member BACP, GHR (Reg), GHSC, NRH

It doesn't matter whether you are 23 or 93, it is possible to feel pain, distress,  fear, and  a feeling that you are alone and trying to deal with what is happening to you or around you.  Counselling is a natural way of working through the issues in a safe way.

Registered with Aviva no 600056717

Phone - 
01204 591717**

email -

    **Confidential ansaphone if you ring and I cannot take your call
Flexible appointment times
All calls returned asap

Sessions available in North Bolton area and my Bolton town centre location 


Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Hypno-Psychotherapist

Diploma in Counselling (ABC accredited)  - Bolton College

Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy (NCHP accredited)  - Salford College

Advanced Certificate in Hypno-Psychotherapy
(ABC accredited and acknowledged by the NHS). - Salford College

(My Hypno-Psychotherapy Diploma course was only open to professionals eg Nurses, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Doctors.)

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Distinction  - Stonebridge College

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 5 (NCFE)

It is generally accepted that Psychotherapy means basically longer term Counselling ie more than a few sessions and can involve work at a deeper level.


Worked for the local PCT (Primary Care Trust) in Bolton as a Counsellor on a sessional basis.

Worked for 2 local voluntary Counselling organisations in Bolton (Mhist and Simeon Centre) as a counsellor on a sessional basis.

Worked with many issues, including abuse, confidence, life changes, bereavement and loss, anxiety, sexuality, sexual identity, disability, relationships, low self esteem, depression, relationships, workplace issues.


An Integrative Counsellor ie I have a person centred base and use other models (CBT, Gestalt etc) where it is appropriate for the client or their issues.

Work at the client’s own pace - whether the issue requires Counselling, Psychotherapy or Hypnotherapy.  The sessions are confidential.  I offer a designated professional therapy room.

Client base

Anyone – young (over 16), not-so-young, able bodied, people with disabilities, gay, straight, lesbian, trans, bi and from any religion (or no religion at all).

Hypnotherapy (please see separate page)

Offered as a separate service and my clients may choose to move between one and the other if it is felt that it will be helpful. 

Hypnotherapy can be used for a wide range of issues - including relaxation, resolving deeper issues, specific issues (eg smoking, weight loss, flying), general anxiety, raising self esteem or confidence building, moving on eg from relationships.

Hypnotherapy can also be a useful option in the case of single issue concerns eg nail biting or phobias.  Hypnotherapy can also be useful for deep seated issues which are affecting the clients quality of life eg PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), or changing behaviour habits.

Professional Matters

Member of BACP  (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work to their ethical guidelines.  This is the organisation to contact if you are dissatisfied with the service in any way.

I am registered with the CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

I am also registered with the GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register - whose website is

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.

I firmly believe in ongoing personal and professional training and am constantly updating my knowledge and experience.   I have professional insurance and have been CRB checked.


Based in Bolton, married with 2 adult sons, Customer care and adult teaching background. 
12 years mediation experience

I offer Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy within easy reach of the following towns: Adlington Ainsworth Atherton Blackburn Bolton Bury Chadderton Chorley Darwen Harwood Heywood Horwich Little Lever Middleton  Prestwich Radcliffe Ramsbottom  Rochdale Salford Swinton Tottington Walkden Westhoughton Whitefield Wigan



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