About Us!


On the Horizon Counselling Services is a safe place to explore what’s troubling you.

We are experienced, qualified and committed counsellors who work together aiming to provide ethical and effective counselling in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area.

My name is Rachel Butcher and I am a Person-centred counsellor. My background is as a JNC Qualified Youth and Community Worker and qualified counsellor working with children and young people for 24 years in a variety of settings. I have worked with young people involved in child sexual exploitation in a front-line and managerial capacity. I have also worked with adults suffering from emotional/mental distress through crisis intervention work, supporting them therapeutically.

I am especially interested in working with people who experienced trauma with young people and adults.  I offer counselling/play sessions within our Studio at Leek and also Outdoors counselling. My work outdoors connects the experience of breathing, moving and being in the natural world.

I have enhanced disclosure Criminal Records Bureau, now known as DBS to work with both adults and children, also CEOP Ambassador for internet safety.

My aim is to provide a safe, supportive space so you can explore personal and complex emotions, experiences, and behaviour.


My name is Lisa Shaw.  I am an Integrative counsellor, this means I will use various approaches these include Person Centred theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, Brief solution Therapy, Psychodynamic theory and Systemic therapy. I like to call this a little tool kit where i will use my skills depending on your needs.

I gained my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at Staffordshire University,  I adhere too and am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP 273397.

My experience consists of working along side local organisations and within local Primary and Secondary schools. I have counselling experience with adults and young people with issues around loss, anxiety, depression, confidence, self esteem and resilience. I specialise in working with attachment with adults and young people.

Within my work I also offer parental support.

I provide both short term and long term therapy focusing on helping you to better understand and manage the issues that challenge you and to identify and build on your strengths.

I offer sessions at Leek and Milton therapeutic farm Serenity, within these rooms I will create a confidential safe space to explore yourself and work through your thought process.


We value individual difference, finding your own path, connection and relationships. We believe that you can be empowered by finding your own answers.

We both offer on-line counselling using SKYPE and VSEE.

For an Initial consultations this costs £20 where you are able to find out more about our way of working and talk more about your concerns.

Individual sessions are £35 for 1 hour session, Email sessions are £20 for unlimited emails and response in a week, SKYPE/VSEE is £35 for an hour.

Workplace Counselling inclusive of admin £40 for 1 hour session, 4-6 sessions at first and further if necessary and agreed.

We also provide workshops supporting schools on issues such as healthy/positive relationships, protective behaviours, group work with young people.

Our email address is :  horizoncounselling1@outlook.com
Lisa Shaw on 07807204412
Rachel Butcher on 07855652753.
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