Counselling PracticE

Meet Our Therapists

At The Hill Counselling Practice in Padiham, we believe that in order for you to get the most out of your sessions, you need to feel comfortable enough with your therapist to be open and honest.

It takes time to build a relationship, however you'll find that all of our therapists offer you a no-obligation consultation as a way of you initially exploring what it is that brings you to therapy, whether therapy can help and to establish a sense of whether you and your therapist ‘click’.


If after a consultation we believe one of our team will be better match for you, we’ll let you know.

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 has over 20 years experience as a therapist and offers specialist counselling services for those struggling with addiction. John is enthusiastic about CPD, he loves to learn and glean knowledge from courses, books and other therapists.

Outside of practice John is happiest when out on his Harley or if it is not motorbike weather, he can be found trekking around and up Pendle Hill.

Michelle Morley

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

Michelle is an experienced psychotherapist with a specialist interest in bereavement, grief and loss, inc. pregnancy loss and infant death.

An advocate of long-term therapy - real long-standing progress takes time - Michelle believes the therapist-client relationship is a key factor in successful therapy. Michelle offers a free 30 minute consultation to all prospective clients. Session fees vary, concessions and monthly subscriptions are available.

Michelle is a home bird; happiest in the autumn and winter when the days are short and evenings are spent settling in with books or a box set. When she does venture out, she is a fan of music and local arts and culture events.

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)

With experience working in palliative care settings and women's services, Zoe is an IEMT practitioner with a specialist interest in supporting those struggling with bereavement, grief and loss.

Zoe is a great bargain hunter and enjoys browsing charity shops and vintage markets for pre-loved treasures. Very family orientated, Zoe enjoys bringing everyone together and sharing her love of games, quizzes and cakes.

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. Lisa loves all conversations, including the challenging, deep, and daft ones. Lisa's happy place is at the top of a hill, with a beautiful view and a flask of good coffee.

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 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. He also talks about his love of a good curry.

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.


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