New lifeline to those in need

Pictured are company directors Caroline Sephton and Chris Carter
Pictured are company directors Caroline Sephton and Chris Carter
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A NOT-for-profit Wigan company is aiming to become the hub of the community.

Empathy Northwest is offering a series of courses and intending to look at vulnerable groups in the borough, who may at this time have limited services, and offer a range of therapies for them.

The workshops will be designed to help individuals develop their skills and abilities, for example a course set to start in the New Year called “new year, new you” is aimed at young mums.

The business is a full counselling and therapeutic service delivering counselling and play therapy to individuals groups and families within the borough.

The company was formed in April 2012 with the ethos of providing a quality therapeutic service at point of need.

Director Caroline Sephton said that she wishes Empathy to become a hub of the community to identify and access a full range of therapeutic services under one roof.

She added: “We have established good working relationships with other community interest companies and social enterprises in the local community whose vision is the same which can only enhance the future of our borough.

“We believe that play therapy and creative art holds valuable tools to work with children and adults who cannot express their emotions,in the process of growing up children, like adults face challenges and sometimes need extra help getting through the tough times.

“We have a vision of providing a full therapeutic service to all who need support at difficult times at point of need, thus enabling people to work through the issues at that point of need not six months later or longer like some therapy waiting list.”

Caroline and co-director Chris Carter hold advanced diplomas in counselling, hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and have experience in working with all family issues including domestic abuse, bereavement and loss, suicide and self-harm and creative play for those who struggle to verbalise their emotions.

For more information call Caroline on 0794 412 0532 or e-mail