Qualified and Experienced Therapists

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.

Serenity Self Care | Julie Mulligan

Julie Mulligan


Hi, I’m Julie. First and foremost, I am passionate about my counselling and the clients I work with.  I am an Accredited person-centred counsellor who integrates CBT, NLP and solution-focused therapy techniques to meet your individual needs.

I have over 12 years’ experience working with adults, couples, young people and children in a variety of settings and believe counselling helps people to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to their experiences. Allowing clients to reflect on what is happening to them and consider alternative ways of doing things.

As a counsellor I will help clients to make their own choices in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment and bring about positive and lasting change.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me.

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 a person centred counsellor that integrates various ways of working to enable me to work alongside you and helps me to match my style to your needs. My specialist area of work is trauma therapy in adults (PTSD) and Inner child healing, (working with adults who are impacted by their childhood experiences)  

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. 

Serenity Self Care | Dorothy R

Dorothy Ross

Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

I became a counsellor because years ago  I  had a good experience of therapy.  To be really listened to and understood by a complete stranger was a powerful experience and one which I knew I wanted to provide for others. I  was a Primary Care Counsellor for 15 years, and have worked with many clients from all backgrounds and with a variety of issues,  I  believe people can find their own solutions to their emotional difficulties if they can be listened to and responded to without judgement, or being told what to do.  As a supervisor, I strive to offer the same way of being with supervisees, not forgetting my responsibility towards their clients.

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.

Fozia Riaz

Holistic Therapist

Hi my name is Fozia. I’m a fully qualified beauty therapist. I offer a variety of treatments including massage, deep tissue Swedish massage, aromatherapy, Hot stones and Indian head massage.

Im a friendly, fun loving individual and a people person. Becoming a Beauty therapist was always my dream job from a young age. I have always taken great pride in my work and  I’m constantly trying to better my skills to ensure my knowledge is up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques available
I have great passion and drive for the work I do to ensure I can help people feel better about themselves, mentally and physically, to relax and de-stress them.
We give our time to each and all, but sometimes we need some time to ourselves for a little pamper or just to step aside, relax and re balance.

Jenny Dowling

Yoga Teacher

I am a qualified Yoga Teacher with over 20 years of practising yoga. I completed my training with The International School of Dru Yoga. I also have diplomas in Nutrition, Herbalism, Aromatherapy, Massage and Indian Head Massage. I am also attuned to Reiki Master level. I’ve developed different packages which aim to address the specific needs and goals of individuals. By drawing on my expertise in yoga, meditation, nutrition, massage and reiki I have created tailor made programmes which address different ailments, aims and objectives. Each package is tweaked to the individual needs of each person – as no one’s body, needs and goals are exactly the same. Packages include Improving Posture and Back Care; Remove Toxins, Energise & Revive; Reduce Anxiety & Improve Outlook; Improve Confidence & Self-Esteem; Pregnancy Care.
Serenity Self Care | H Towers

Heather Towers

Serenity and Own-Based Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor

I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Humanistic Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. As a counsellor, I adapt and integrate my three theories to meet your individual needs – initially, it is my role to explore what may work for you and support you through the process, making any necessary adaptations as we progress.

I believe we all have the potential for growth and it is a continuous process. Through counselling we can gain the ability to access this potential to discover parts of ourselves that we have not yet recognised and make the necessary changes to enable us to progress.

Supervision is the lynchpin of my own counselling practice. It provides an insight into the relationship between supervisee and client; and with appropriate challenge, we gain insight into how our processes become intertwined with our practice, helping us to move forward and improve the quality of our work. I believe a good relationship is based on trust, honesty and a mutual congruence. This is something I would aim to expand on in my work with you.

I am an Associate therapist for Serenity and also work from my own base in Oswaldtwistle, giving you an option for the same price.

Serenity Self Care | Tracy

Tracy Johnson

Serenity and Own-Based Master NLP Practicioner

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.

Karen Haworth

Mindfulness Coach

Hi, my name is Karen I have over 25 years’ experience in the field of health and wellbeing, qualified Peak States Therapist, Diploma in Rebirthing and Transpersonal Counselling member of the International Institute of Complementary Therapist. Fully insured with up to date DBS.


My focus work with clients is optimum mindset. I provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to make the changes you need in your life. I offer a clarity session, to get a clear action plan of the way forward. Often in life, the places that are pain points is a reflection of something inside of yourself that needs attention. By being present and focused on your inner world in a focused way your external circumstances can change.

 I help people stay focused on goals to make positive changes in your life through positive affirmations and EFT.  Specialise in life planning, solving uncomfortable feelings experienced from relationships with others, and clarity session.

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