About Us

Preston Counselling Associates are a group of experienced Counsellors and Psychotherapists who provide support for a wide range of issues. We work with a variety of clients in Preston and the surrounding area. We are individually registered and/or accredited by BACP (the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or NCS (the National Counselling Society), abide by our governing body’s code of ethics and good practice, and are enhanced DBS certified.

For more information about us, please see our individual profiles below:

Cheryl Cheryl accreditations


Cheryl is a highly experienced BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She has worked full-time in private practice since 2009 with both private clients and EAPs. Cheryl has particular experience in  education, couple therapy, bereavement/loss, stress, anxiety and depression.  She works extensively with a number of EAPs, employers and organisations, including Schools, Colleges and Universities, with both young people and staff. She is a BUPA Recognised Mental Health Therapist and enhanced DBS certified. Cheryl offers person-centred, integrative and CBT therapy, through FaceTime or Skype.

Cheryl is also an experienced Supervisor who clinically supervises the work of other therapists, wellbeing, education, caring and healthcare professionals through her Supervision Practice in Preston and Cheltenham. She holds a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision.

Sam Sam accreditations


Sam holds a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and is a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. She has experience working with a wide range of issues including addiction, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, depression, stress, cancer, bereavement and loss, bullying, low self esteem, relationship and sexual issues and domestic and sexual abuse. In addition, Sam offers specialist experience in working with disability and difference, having worked extensively with a national disability charity. Sam’s research interests are in the areas of menopause, developmental psychology and attachment theory. She offers specialist experience on menopause and life transitions and works with the psychological impact of menopause using CBT and Integrative theories.

Before counselling, Sam worked for blue-chip companies in London, gaining a solid understanding of the corporate world to complement her counselling skills. Her Integrative approach enables Sam to tailor her work to meet the individual needs of her clients.

Linda Linda accreditations


Linda is an experienced BACP registered counsellor, who has extensive experience working with a range of clients with issues including stress, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse, depression, anger, and self-esteem.

She has worked with several organisations and counselling agencies and in addition to her private practice work also counsels clients with bereavement and loss at a local hospice. Person-centred therapy is at the core of Linda’s approach. She also works with other therapies including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

In addition to her private practice and voluntary counselling work, Linda is a restorative justice qualified practitioner and works in mediation and restorative justice in the childrens sector.

Susan Susan accreditations


Sue is an experienced and qualified BACP registered counsellor who works with individuals, families and young people covering a broad range of issues including anxiety, trauma, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, bullying, low self-esteem, self-harm, panic attacks and relationship issues. Sue is also experienced at working with perinatal and postnatal depression. Sue’s approach is rooted in the person-centred tradition and she focusses on meeting individual client needs and working together in a trusting environment. She is highly experienced in working with children and young people and holds postgraduate certificates in early years and education in addition to an enhanced DBS certificate.

In addition to her private practice work, Sue has worked in an educational setting for many years. She counsels for the NHS in schools and the local community and also works on a voluntary basis with adults and young people for the YMCA.

Aimee Aimee accreditations


Aimee is a BACP registered integrative psychotherapist, based in central Preston. She works with a broad range of adult clients covering a range of issues including anxiety, depression, low-self-esteem, personality disorders and relational issues. Aimee also specialises in trauma, bereavement/loss, anger-management, addiction and substance misuse. Aimee is passionate about counselling and is dedicated to empowering clients, enabling them to live fulfilling lives. She understands the challenges faced by clients when first seeking therapy and is committed to providing a calm, safe, secure and relaxed environment.

Aimee holds a BSc(Hons) Degree in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, and is working towards completing her Psychology Doctorate. She continues engage in practitioner-based research, focusing on contemporary issues such as identity, isolation, work-based stress and eco-anxiety.

Asa Asa accreditations


Asa is an experienced Integrative and Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor, with a depth of knowledge across a number of counselling models. He is an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), and holds qualifications from St Mary’s University, and University College London, among others.
Asa is passionate about Counselling and its ability to empower people to change their lives. He works with all ages with an eclectic approach, tailored to each client. Asa is fully aware of how hard the first step into counselling can be, and works hard to make sure sessions are relaxed, safe, confidential and supportive.
Asa’s background is in education. He is a qualified teacher and special educational needs co-ordinator, with a particular interest in Autism, ADHD and Mental Health. In addition he specialises in working with Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Stress and Anger Management. As well as his counselling private practice work, Asa delivers consultancy, training and advice to schools, parents and fellow professionals.