Our therapists are self employed working under the Serenity umbrella, both within Serenity and/or from their own base. All have provided their qualifications, memberships, insurance and DBS checks to Serenity as quality assurance.

Gina Chelton

Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

Hello, I am a qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor, registered with BACP.

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling from the University of Central Lancashire, since qualifying in 2008 I have gained experience of working with adults, families, couples and children & adolescents.

I am an integrative counsellor that means I adapt to your unique needs depending on your personal preference and presenting problem. I offer you a safe, non judgemental space for us to work together to explore the best way to heal, understand and move forward.  My specialist area of work is trauma therapy and Inner child healing.  

As a supervisor I offer a safe space that is professional and without judgement for you to bring your client work to reflect and explore your practice. 

Maria Hindle


As a counsellor I aim to offer a warm, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore any issues/dilemma’s that may be important, upsetting or distressing to you at this present time.

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine ideas and insights drawn from different counselling theories in order to tailor my counselling sessions to the needs of the individual.

I am trained to listen, I will not judge you, tell you what you must do or try to fix things. Instead it is my aim to offer you the space to untangle your thoughts and feelings in order for you to see your own way forward more clearly.
This approach supports my philosophy that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all. I believe that we all have the answers inside ourselves. We are our own specialists and have the potential for growth and change

Serenity Self Care | Keith H

Keith Harvey

Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor & Mindfulness Teacher

I am a person-centred counsellor, accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a qualified counselling supervisor with a Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision from the Metanoia Institute. With over ten years experience of working as a therapist and/or supervisor in schools, the NHS, with homeless young people, and with the LGBT community. I am also an accredited Breathworks mindfulness teacher and run the Breathworks’ two signature eight-week courses: Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Stress, amongst other courses.

Serenity Self Care | Winnie Delaney

Winnie Delaney

Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

I qualified as a counsellor in 2002 and have been working in the Domestic Abuse charitable sector since then.  I enjoy working with people exploring with them any issues they bring.   I completed my clinical supervision diploma in 2007 and have experience of one to one supervision with students and qualified counsellors.  I have also done group supervision.
I like to work with what the client brings in an integrative way.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family – going out for walks – being in the sunshine

Serenity Self Care | Viv B

Viv Bickham

Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner & Mindfulness Coach

Vivien has worked in the field of Physical and Sexual Abuse for over 30 years with both female and male clients. She also provides personal coaching combining hypnotherapy and NLP.  She has been a national trainer with charities involved in supporting survivors and those who harm others to facilitate change and overcome their trauma. Vivien has been Soroptimist woman of the year and was awarded 100 Women status by Blackburn with Darwen in recognition for her work with women and families affected by Domestic Abuse

Serenity Self Care | Emma S

Emma Slater

Holistic Therapist

My name is Emma, I’m a Holistic therapist, Reiki practitioner & Masseuse. 
I started out as a beauty therapist & progressed onto holistic therapies after noticing how much better my clients felt after a bit of pampering & self-care. I enjoy all aspects of my work & find that by going that extra mile for clients gives me a feeling of job satisfaction. I often find it’s the clients who don’t spend much time on themselves that realise what they’re missing & come back for more treatments.
 I feel self-care isn’t a luxury it’s a requirement, especially with the busy lifestyles most of us lead. Sometimes we need a little nudge to show us how self-care is beneficial & that is what I’m here for. We all need a little time out or relaxation time whether that be Reiki, Meditation, Massage the choice is endless.
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Tracy Johnson

Serenity and Own-Based Master NLP, IEMT & Old Pain2Go Practitioner

Hi I’m Tracy,  Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Coach and Trainer.

I’m based in the North west and have extensive experience in working with People. Working as a Manager with families for the last 20 years + and more recently within Domestic Violence Services. I offer practical techniques and understanding of change and development, with a friendly down to earth approach.

I have worked in Children & Family services for over 20 years running a family centre in Rochdale, then more recently, managing a Domestic Violence Service in Blackburn. I am a qualified IDVA (independent Domestic Violence Advocate) and I’m passionate about working with people to help them be the ‘best version’ of themselves.

I’m based in Whitworth in Rochdale and work from home and community bases offering 1-1 sessions using NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Therapy) and Hypnosis to help people bring about positive changes in their lives that ripple out around families & communities.

I also offer bespoke training & development opportunities for services working with people to increase engagement, positive outcomes and collaboration.

Cristina Garcia-Hebson

Serenity-Based Counsellor

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety or depression? Are you finding it too much to deal will a loss, separation, traumatic event in your life? Are you worried about your child or teenager?

I am Cristina, a person-centred counsellor who integrates CBT, solution-focused, spiritual counselling and creative therapy techniques and theory to support each individual specific healing process.

I have over 12 years of experience working with children and young people who are having difficulty with a sudden change in their life (death, move, separation, substance misuse in family, etc.), who are showing signs of suffering but find it hard to talk about what is affecting them.

I also have training and experience in working with people who are caring full time for someone else and with people who suffer from depression, identity crisis, anxiety, trauma, anger, stress, grief, existential emptiness, amongst other difficulties.

I have offered therapeutic processes to men and women in highly emotionally demanding roles such as teachers, project workers in charities, full time carers, nurses, parents/carers of children, student counsellors, supporting them in working through their specific distress so they can continue to support the people they are responsible for with a clearer mind, more peace and renewed energy.

Interested in becoming an associate therapist? Get in touch to discuss.

We are still offering all of our existing and new clients the choice of 1hr or 1/2hr telephone or video sessions. Contact Gina on 07783929636 to arrange. Please note we are also doing construction on the website. Many thanks for your understanding. Dismiss