About me

My name is Ruth and I run Amethyst Counselling based in Adlington close to Chorley and Horwich.


I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP (www.bacp.co.uk), which means I closely follow an ethical code of practice, ensuring I am working in a safe, ethical way.  I am also an approved counsellor for Anxiety UK

I am here to offer you the time and space to focus on yourself, to discover what matters to you.

I work primarily in what is called a Person-Centred way which means I am focused on you, what matters and what works for you.  I use my training in Person-Centred Counselling, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy),  CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and couples/relationship counselling to tailor the sessions to best suit your needs.

Outside of Amethyst Counselling I enjoy going to the gym, being outside, reading and crocheting. 

Alongside running Amethyst Counselling I also work part time as a Funeral arranger where I use my counselling and organisational skills to help and support people who have been bereaved.  

Previous jobs have seen me working as a manager of a Woman's Centre as well as volunteering for Cruse Bereavement Care and Trust House Lancashire.  In another life I worked as a Nurse and a Midwife. 

I strongly believe that what works for one doesn't always work for another which is why I place you at the centre of the work we will do, supporting you to find ways that work for you and your life.




I have counselled people experiencing various issues such as;


  • Bereavement

  • Infant loss

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Major life changes

  • Rape

  • Sexual abuse

  • Domestic abuse (physical/mental/psychological/emotional/financial)

  • Shame

  • Miscarriage

  • Sexuality

  • Long term health conditions

  • Memory loss (including dementia and Alzheimer's)

  • Life-limiting illness

  • Trauma

  • Self-harm

  • Confidence/self/esteem.

And numerous other issues.

If you are not sure if I can help you contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.




I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP


I have undertaken training courses on the following;


  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming

  • Metaphors of Movement

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) level 1 & 2

  • Working with couples and relationships 

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Integral Eye Movement Therapy

  • Trauma and its effect on the body

  • Pluralistic therapy

  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis.

  • Self-Harm

  • Suicide

  • Bereavement

  • Loss of an infant

  • Pre-trial therapy

  • Awareness of mental health problems

  • Counselling survivors of sexual abuse

  • Safeguarding level 1 and 2


  • Forced Marriage

  • FGM

  • Honour based Violence

  • Working with DID

  • Anorexia

  • Transgender issues

  • Mindfulness


I have an up to date DBS and First aid certificate 

07444 898346

10 Babylon Lane, Adlington, Chorley PR6 9NN

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