Counselling PracticE


The Hill Counselling Practice, Padiham has been established to deliver professional counselling and psychotherapy services with integrity to individuals and organisations across Burnley, Pendle & the Ribble Valley, Lancashire.  

About Our Practice

Psychotherapists John Dawson, Michelle Morley and Zoe McPherson have extensive industry experience delivering counselling, psychotherapy & supervision services to individuals and organisations across East Lancashire.

Established in 2021, The Hill Counselling Practice is a combination of all their expertise and services under one - grade II listed - beautifully designed - roof.

Alongside a team of associate therapists, The Hill Counselling Practice is dedicated to delivering professional counselling & psychotherapy services both online or in-person, from our premises in Padiham.

There are no obligations, no minimum term contracts and no wait lists.

The Hill Counselling Practice offers:

  • ​Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Bespoke Couple's Therapy Programme
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Psychology Consulting and Coaching
  • Mental Health Services for Organisations

Our Mission

"Our mission is to provide professional and ethical counselling services, delivered with integrity, to help individuals and organisations achieve impactful change."

We are dedicated to offering a supportive and confidential service where clients can explore their concerns and challenges, gain insights, and develop strategies for growth and change. With a commitment to excellence and ongoing professional development, our aim is to empower clients to navigate life's complexities with confidence and resilience, ultimately fostering positive transformation in their lives.

Next steps...


You can use our contact form to tell us a little bit about what is going on for you, select the 'match me' option and we will use our skills and expertise to match you with the therapist we believe is most suited to your needs. Alternatively have a browse through our associates and choose who you think would be a good fit.

We will get back in touch to arrange a time for a no-obligation consultation. A consultation is an opportunity to discuss what is bringing you to therapy, what you would like to achieve, how therapy may help and an opportunity to ask any questions.


If after an initial consultation you would like to proceed and book a first session we can arrange that for a mutually suitable time. We will allow time in the first session to discuss how the session felt for you and whether you would like to continue working together. There is no obligations to book further sessions.


Throughout the therapeutic process we commit to providing frequent reviews to ensure that you are getting what you need from the therapy and whether there are other areas that need focus.

Areas of counselling we work with*:

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • ADHD (adults & late diagnosed)
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement, Grief & Loss
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Carer support
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotion Abuse
  • Family issues
  • Health Anxiety
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility & IVF
  • LGBTQ+ counselling
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Menopause
  • Neurodivergence
  • OCD
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Postnatal depression
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Relationship issues (including relationship breakdown)
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress inc. Burnout
  • Trauma
  • Work-related Stress

*this list is not exhaustive

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