Image of Carina Badger MBACP, counsellor, therapist and text: Talk, be heard, unfiltered you
#Talk #Beheard #Unfilteredyou

Sometimes life can feel like a treadmill. Or perhaps you appear generally ok on the outside, but something doesn’t feel quite right inside. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, lonely or hopeless. Perhaps you need time, space and another perspective to work things out. If you’d like to make a change, but aren’t sure how or where to start, speaking to a counsellor and starting therapy can help.

I am a fully qualified, registered BACP counsellor working with clients to feel more authentically themselves and to flourish in their lives, in whatever way that means to them.

It can be tempting to push worries aside, deal with them later or not deal with them at all. But not dealing with things can often make it worse. I’ve worked with many clients just like you.

You don’t have to be alone with challenging thoughts and feelings

⭐ There’s a 50% discount for the first session

⮕ I offer sessions in-person, by phone, online (Zoom) and walk-and-talk sessions

✴ Give me a call or drop me a message to find out how I can support you

BACP membership number 388754
Qualified integrative counsellor, therapy

I am insured, and registered with the ICO for data protection purposes.

Icon for Carina Badger Wellbeing
Qualified integrative counsellor and executive therapeutic coach in Urmston, Greater Manchester and online

Hello, I’m Carina

After many years as a lawyer, I decided to train as a counsellor after experiencing therapy myself.  With the support and encouragement of a therapist, I began making better decisions for myself and started to live a more authentic and flourishing life.

My clients come from a range of different backgrounds and have sought counselling for a wide variety of reasons.  I work with people who may be depressed, anxious or otherwise feeling sad. They may have relationship, self-esteem or confidence challenges, or may be struggling with a life transition or identity issue.  

As a counsellor, I firmly believe that you write your own life story. Sometimes, though, it can feel hard to face things on your own or make sense of the challenges life can present.  This is where counselling can help.  For me, the most rewarding part of what I do is seeing how counselling can transform someone’s world.  

🏳️‍🌈 I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor.

How I work

I offer a supportive, safe and confidential space for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.  

You will find that my manner is warm and friendly, and I will listen without judgement. Moreover, I’m down-to-earth, calm and genuine, and I encourage you to be yourself too.

My main way of working is as a person-centred counsellor and therapist, although I use other techniques and approaches. Some examples include coaching, transactional analysis and mindfulness techniques. You can read more about different types of therapy here.


In addition to my therapy work, I am an innovative coach and psychological wellbeing consultant. I first started coaching in 2009 and have used my skills in many settings. I specialise in supporting professionals who want to flourish – in whatever way that means to them. This typically involves work in understanding yourself, your values, your hopes and aspirations, your unique talents and the internal barriers that may hamper you from being who and how you want to be.

Icon for Carina Badger Wellbeing
Qualified integrative counsellor, therapist and executive therapeutic coach in Urmston, Greater Manchester and online


✴ What measures are you taking following the COVID-19 pandemic?

For in-person sessions (including walk-and-talk sessions in Urmston/ Trafford), I have undertaken a risk assessment. If you wish to attend an in-person session, I will send you my COVID agreement in advance.

I appreciate that not everyone is willing or able to attend in-person sessions. I continue to offer online and telephone counselling for anyone who prefers.

✴ What do you charge?

I offer both daytime and evening sessions on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Daytime sessions cost £40 and evening sessions cost £50. Sessions are 50 minutes.

I have two places at a reduced rate for students and trainee counsellors / therapists. Please get in touch for further details. I ask for payment on or before the session by bank transfer.

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.

✴ Where are you based?

My therapy room is in Urmston, Greater Manchester (M41). The room is 9 minutes walk from Urmston railway station. I offer walk-and-talk at two locations in the Trafford area. Please get in touch for further details.

✴ What is your cancellation policy?

There is no charge for sessions cancelled with more than 48 hours’ notice. If you need to cancel with less than 48 hours notice, the full session fee will be charged. The session fee should be paid before the original session time.

Where possible, a rescheduled session will be offered at no additional charge. If you are unable to attend in-person, we may be able to change to a Zoom /. telephone session.

✴ How many sessions will we have?

This varies from client-to-client and is entirely your choice. Some clients will come for a fairly short period (up to six sessions), others may attend much longer. We will review the duration of therapy on a periodic basis.

✴ How can counselling help me?

Sometimes it can be hard to process difficult emotions or make sense of the thoughts going round in your mind. Counselling gives you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive space, and not feel alone with them. Whether you are struggling with a single issue or facing a more complex situation, I will work with you to help explore your situation and support you with identifying and achieving any goals you may have.

What’s the different between coaching and counselling?

In truth, sometimes the line can be blurred. Generally, coaching is more about the here-and-now and future – moving you towards the life you want to live. Counselling focusses on the here-and-now, but may also look to how your past influences your present. My coaching training is based on executive coaching models; however, I also draw on existential principles in my coaching work.

✴ How do I start?

Drop me a message through my contact form or call me on 07859 330187.

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.

Icon for Carina Badger Wellbeing, counsellor


Photo of Carina Badger Wellbeing
Qualified integrative counsellor, Therapy
Carina Badger

I appreciate taking the first step and making contact with a counsellor can be daunting.  It’s natural to feel uncomfortable or hesitant.  You may have additional questions and I am happy to have a chat with you.  

There is a 50% discount on the first session so you can get a feel for how I work and what therapy is like.
07859 330187

I can be contacted via phone, email or through the contact form. However you choose to contact me, I assure you I will be warm and empathetic

My normal working hours are Monday and Wednesday 8am to 7pm (excluding bank holidays) and Thursday 2pm to 9pm. I will respond to messages within one working day.

Icon for Carina Badger Wellbeing, counsellor