Counselling Northwest has been in existence for over twenty five years, run voluntarily by practising counsellors who wanted to establish and maintain a network with other counsellors, therapists and students working/studying in the region. Our main purpose is to offer a range of CPD events, through nine evening and three day long sessions. Evening sessions are free to members, who also receive a discount on day events.

CNW has members from much of the north-west: meetings are currently at The Beacon Centre, 6 London Street, Salford, M6 6QT

Directions from the M602

Follow the motorway to its end/beginning at J1, Salford.

Bear left on the slip road for A5063 (Albion Way). Follow this road for about ½ mile until it joins the A6 (Broad Street) at a set of traffic lights. Turn left and stay in the left lane for about ½ mile and move left onto the slip road marked for the A576. The slip road leads to a large traffic roundabout (Pendleton). Travel ¾ of the way round the roundabout and exit on to the A576 to Bury. After about ½ mile (passing through a set of traffic lights), there is a large Shell petrol station on the left hand side – turn right immediately after the station into London Street (not noticeably marked!). The road bends to the right and immediately on the left hand side is the Beacon Centre.


CPD Evening Meetings

For details of forthcoming meetings, click here


Held on a Saturday, these longer sessions offer a platform to learn new skills and apply and put into practice current research.

Members enjoy concessionary fees for workshops and are invited to suggest topics for workshops.  Certificates of Attendance are given to all attending

For details of forthcoming workshops, click here.

Three Newsletters

Published each year; September, January and April, and carrying details of forthcoming and past meetings as well as articles of interest. Newsletters are distributed electronically to CNW members, but hardcopy is also available for those who prefer it. Articles for inclusion in the newsletter are always welcomed, as are any contributions connected to the world of counselling.

Please visit the Newsletter page for more information

The Membership year

The membership year of CNW runs from September 1st to August 31st and membership currently costs £20. There is a special rate of £10 for Diploma in Counselling Students. A sliding scale of membership fees throughout the membership year is now in operation.

Membership entitles free attendance at members’ CPD Evening Meetings, concessionary fees for Workshops and personal copies of the newsletter.

For more details of membership (including Sliding Scale of membership fees) click here.

The CNW website

Launched in 2008, our website is jointly administered by CNW members and Cyber-Net Services