Counselling PracticE

Meet Our Associate Therapists

At The Hill Counselling Practice in Padiham, we believe that the relationship you have with your therapist is key to you getting the most out of your sessions.

You might click straight away, take your time or find you don't click at all - that's ok!

You'll find that all of our therapists offer a no-obligation consultation as a way of exploring what it is that brings you to therapy, whether therapy can help and to establish a sense of whether you'll ‘click’.

We guarantee our associate therapists are:

  • Fully qualified
  • Registered with a membership body
  • Registered with the ICO
  • Insured

We verify those details so you don’t have to!

All of our therapists work with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, low self-esteem and more but you’ll find a little about their areas of interest and specialisms in their profiles below.

John Dawson

  • Director | Counsellor | Psychotherapist | Clinical Supervisor
  • PGDip’, MBACP (ACCRED)

John is a Co-Founder and Director of The Hill Counselling Practice and has over 20 years experience as a therapist. He has past experience working in addiction and IAPT services. In private practice John works with individuals and alongside therapist Zoe McPherson offers a bespoke couples therapy programme.

John is an Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) practitioner.

John is a gentle and patient therapist with a great level of empathy. He is enthusiastic about CPD, he loves to learn and glean knowledge from courses, books and other therapists.

Michelle Morley

  • Director | Counsellor | Psychotherapist
  • BA (HONS), PGDip’, MBACP

Co-founder and Director at the The Hill Counselling Practice, Michelle is an experienced psychotherapist with a specialist interest in bereavement, grief and loss having previously worked in palliative care services in addition to her own lived experiences of loss.

Michelle supports people experiencing a range of challenges, including trauma, life transitions (career, menopause, empty-nest) & relationship issues*. Michelle is an Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) practitioner.

Michelle is a caring, compassionate therapist who will help you develop your own self-awareness and interpersonal change.

*not couples work

IEMT practitioner with a specialist interest in supporting those struggling with bereavement, grief and loss.

Zoe McPherson

  • Director | Counsellor | Psychotherapist | Clinical Supervisor
  • BA, MA, MBACP (ACCRED)

Zoe is a co-founder and Director of The Hill Counselling Practice with experience working in palliative care settings and women's services.

Zoe is a doctoral researcher in the field of bereavement, grief and loss.

Alongside John Dawson, Zoe works with couples offering a bespoke couples programme.

Zoe is a dynamic and client-led therapist who works with a wide range of difficulties often through a solution-focused lense.

Lisa Boyle

  • Psychotherapist | Clinical Supervisor
  • BA (Hons), MBCAP

Lisa is an experienced psychotherapist with a background of working with adults and young people. Lisa is a qualified clinical supervisor and provides school staff supervision in addition to counsellor supervision.

Lisa is passionate about learning and will often be heard talking about the latest book she is reading, a podcast, or audible.

Experienced counsellor who works with young people and adults in settings such as sixth form colleges and wellbeing centres

Aniece Eddleston

  • Counsellor | Psychotherapist
  • BA (Hons),PGDip', MBACP

Aniece has experience working with young people and adults in settings such as sixth form colleges and wellbeing centres. Aniece's background is in international management roles and so she has an understanding of demands and expectations in terms of work/life balance. Aniece is a bi-lingual therapist (English and French).

Aniece is a keen photographer. This along with her love of travel and architecture informs her passion for interior design and she has a keen eye for interesting and quirky features.

James Marquis

  • Psychology Coach | Consultant | Trainer
  • BSc (Hons)

James has set up in private practice as a Professional Psychology Coach and NLP Practitioner and is also a trained in delivering Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT).

When he isn't working, James can be found up a mountain, in a forest, playing games, or around a table having meals and chats!

Counsellor who has worked with young people and adults over a number of years.

Sarah Cooper

  • Counsellor | Psychotherapist
  • BA (Hons), PGCE, PGDip'

Sarah has worked with young people and adults over a number of years. She has extensive experience working in a school setting including leading the safeguarding and child protection teams.

Sarah has a lived experience of cancer and during her treatment, came to realise that there were parts of her life that she wanted to change but hadn’t previously had the time or space to see it. Sarah wants to offer that time and space to others to encourage movement, recovery and change.

Person-centred counsellor with experience working within care environments in addition to women's services.

Jodie Clark

  • Counsellor
  • BSc (Hons), MBACP

Jodie is a person-centred counsellor with experience working within care environments in addition to women's services. Jodie has experience of working in a solution focused way based on her role within EAP services.

Jodie has a young family who she loves taking on little adventures with their golden retriever Hank. A self-confessed bookaholic, Jodie also enjoys listening to music and podcasts.

Rizwan Rehman

  • Psychotherapist
  • PGDip, MBCAP

Rizwan is a person-centred counsellor with experience working with young people in a secondary school setting in addition to working in Veteran services. Rizwan is multi-lingual and practices using English, Urdu and Punjabi. Rizwan is an Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) practitioner.

Rizwan enjoys football on the weekends and he also enjoys walking, either locally, to Burnley and Pendle or up in the Lake District whenever the opportunity arises.

Experienced integrative counselling therapist and clinical supervisor with a specialist interest in the effects of trauma and CPTSD.

Linsey Bailey-Rowles

  • Psychotherapist | Counsellor | Clinical Supervisor | Trainer
  • BA (Hons), Adv Dip, PGCE
  • MBACP / MNCS (Accred)

Linsey is an experienced integrative counselling therapist and clinical supervisor with a specialist interest in the effects of trauma and CPTSD. Linsey offers an approach that embeds life experience into her practice and believes this to be an important element and contributory factor to the success of the therapeutic relationship and a necessary requirement to understand, connect and empathise with another human being.


Linsey is passionate social advocate and supports communities that are marginalised both professionally and personally, with a specialist interest in Neurodivergent and LGBTQIA communities.

Julie Haworth

  • Psychotherapist | Counsellor
  • PGCert (Education), MA (Integrative Psychotherapy)
  • MBACP (reg.) NCPS (Accred)

Julie integrates a number of theoretical models in to her practice which enables her to develop a personalised approach tailored to your particular needs. She aims to help people develop a sense of inner freedom, interpret their experiences meaningfully and use these experiences to build confidence in themselves and their future.

Julie works with a wide range of presentations such as relationship difficulties (not couples), low self esteem and complex child trauma. Her main areas of interest are domestic abuse; anxiety, depression and mood disorders; bereavement, grief and loss; childhood bullying; complex trauma; childhood trauma; historic sexual abuse; low self confidence; identity; stress and work-related stress.

Anna Bailey

  • Counsellor I Clinical Supervisor
  • BA (Hons), PgDip.
  • MBACP (Accred)

Anna is a primarily person-centred counsellor and clinical supervisor with many years of experience working with young people and adults, coming to counselling for a range of reasons. Anna is passionate about working with people to help them understand themselves better and make decisions from a place of greater awareness.

Anna provides a calm and supportive space and has a breadth of experience working with neurodivergence, particularly autism.


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