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Acorn Services

Transformational Counselling

Acorn Transformational Counselling is a new private counselling service, available both in person and online.

Our aim is to help you deal with any problems you may be facing in a safe, confidential environment.
Make sense of the things you are dealing with.
Find a solution that works.

We can help with:

  • Phobias
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Bereavement/loss
  • Abuse/Trauma
  • Confidence/Self – Esteem
  • Family
  • Relationship/Marital problems
  • Addictions
  • Sexuality

Call us in the strictest confidence on 07749 167 868 or email

Stephen Pattinson

I am an experienced psychotherapist and CBT therapist in private practice based in Stockport, Burnley and Blackpool, and have a vast experience of providing therapy in the NHS and the charitable sectors. I work with all issues related for the need of 1-1 therapy, including bereavement, trauma/abuse/relationship issues and specialise in the treatment of addiction which I have written and developed successful treatment programmes over the past 18 years.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and qualified supervisor and senior lecturer in counselling. My two main approaches to therapy are Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

Psychodynamic psychotherapy seeks to understand how deep-rooted aspects of the past can have an impact on present day-to-day life and lead to recurring problems that cause suffering and distress. The process is a collaborative one in which the relationship between the client and the therapist is of great importance in order for the client to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships with others, and in this way develop a greater self-awareness and insight so that change can be achieved.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that affect your feelings and behaviour. People can get caught up in a pattern of negative thinking that can have a devastating impact on mental wellbeing. This form of therapy is widely used within the NHS and helps the individual challenge and change self defeating thoughts and behaviours, thus improving the mental wellbeing/quality of life.

What I can help with

  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessions
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Self-harm
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Loss
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Trauma
  • Service veterans
  • Business coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Cancer
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME
  • Disability
  • Health related issues
  • Cultural issues
  • Identity issues
  • Men’s issues
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual identity
  • Relationship breakdowns/family issues
  • Development coaching
  • Life coaching
  • Personal development



Clients I work with

Adults (18+)

I can help and support you in difficult moments, offering a warm, welcoming and safe space that is only yours. You will feel understood, accepted and listened to. Able to find more clarity and strength in yourself to fulfil a life worth living.

Please contact me and we can have a brief conversation or exchange of emails. We can then arrange an initial session to get to know each other and find out whether the support I offer would be useful to you.

Call me today on 07749 167 868 or email

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Call us in the strictest confidence on 07749 167 868 or email