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My Name is Colette Machard.  I am passionate about health and wellbeing.  For most of my life I have had health issue and I have been on a journey of discovery to find out how I could manage my health and pain more effectively.  This journey lead me to the therapies I use today.  I never ask a client to use a therapy or technique that I haven’t experienced myself. 


  • Integrative Counsellor
  • Individuals and Couples.
  • Creative Hypnotherapist
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Old Pain 2 go Practitioner
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Mindfulness MBCT

What is therapy like

People are often hesitant about going to therapy, I know I was the first time.  The way I describe therapy is like a pressure cooker.  People let things build up and up and eventually they can’t cope any more.  They either blow or become ill.  Therapy gently lets the pressure off until the person can lift the lid themselves.

In the first session I will fully explain how the whole process works.

We work at your speed, dealing with your issues.

I work form a Humanistic Perspective meaning the whole body. I believe that we all have the answers inside ourselves and we all have the potential to grow and change.

Many of the people I have worked with say they are not sure about if Counselling is for them.  After a few session most of them say that they wish they had come sooner.

Where will therapy take place

I practice from my office in Whalley which is near the railway station.

My office is wheel chair accessible, I have a video doorbell that comes through to my phone so I can communicate with either hearing or deaf people. If you have a disability and would like to know if my office is suitable for your needs, please give me a call.

I offer

  • Face to face sessions.
  • Telephone sessions.
  • Skype sessions.
  • Whats App sessions, Voice or Video

How do I book in?

The best way to contact me is on my mobile.  If it is engaged that means that I am working with someone.  Please leave your name and number and I will call you back.

I can also be contacted by text, email or you can message me from my website or  messenger colettecounselling.

What happens on a first session?

On a first session and assessment it is about us meeting and seeing if you feel comfortable and would like to work with me. We talk about your issues and how they are affecting you.

When working together

I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space for you to work through your issues, working at your pace, gaining new perspectives and growing in confidence and improved self esteem.

I look forward to hearing from you.