The Haygarth Practice

I’m an experienced Counselling Professional who can help you shape your perspective into a healthy and productive one. Whether it’s your career, your relationships, or anything else that’s important to you, I’ll help you develop the habits and skills to effectively deal with the challenges and emotional moments you may encounter in life.

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I recognise the incredible work that you do and the often difficult and traumatic experiences that you are a part of. 

I offer you a special rate if you need to just talk things through or you want to address issues in a confidential and supportive setting.

You don't need to carry the after effects with you through your work or your personal life.

Face to Face and Video Appointments available.

About Me And What I Do

I am married with two grown children and enjoy everything that this time of my life can give. I battled with depression for more years than I needed to, and now feel that I came through the battle stronger and wiser. My hobby is photography and the challenges that it gives. My other passion is helping people and counselling / coaching gives me the perfect opportunity to do just that.

For over 20 years, I’ve been helping people, just like you, resolve problems affecting their lives. I know engaging in therapy is not easy and that it can take months if not years, to decide if this is right  for you.

Seeking therapy can feel even harder for men, who are often brought up to believe that showing any emotion is weak or soft.

As grown men, we may feel we have to be strong and hold it together. Keeping the issue buried can affect your home life, your work or career, your family life,  your sex life, your self-confidence and self-esteem or your general happiness.

Once you are ready to work through an issue, the thought of talking to someone about it can feel difficult, ‘I don’t know where to start’ is often the first thing that client’s say.

Let me reassure you that there is no topic, subject, feelings, events or thoughts that are silly, ridiculous or embarrassing that you cannot discuss. Whatever you want to talk about is fine, you will not be judged, and there is virtually nothing that I have not already encountered. Most importantly, confidentiality is a cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship.

There are similar restrictions and beliefs placed on women too, ‘Needy, attention seeking, crocodile tears, high maintenance the list goes on. Women are generally more comfortable talking about their feelings, but there is often a need to explore them more deeply, to understand them and to get to the bottom of the effects on your daily life. This is a benefit to therapy that is far beyond chatting with even your closest friend.

Choosing a therapist can also feel quite daunting! To make this easier I offer a free taster session, where you can meet me, ask any questions you have, or simply chat. This allows you to assess if you could work with me, if you feel comfortable and confident to trust that I can help you. This can help you decide if therapy is right for you, no obligation, no pressure, and no cost.

I hope that this has been helpful and thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Haygarth


Wandering Traveler

Get the Most out of Life

Counselling / Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy are approaches that enable you to look at what is getting in the way, or are holding you back in a particular way or part of your life.

This can be from past events, trauma or underlying beliefs that can keep you back or suppress you. Talking therapies are finally losing the stigma they once held. It is one of the best things that you can do for yourself to enable you to become the very best version of yourself. Making sense of your life and your past can free you in the present and let the future seem brighter.

Invest in your health and happiness, do it for you, your family and live a truly authentic life.


Career and Personal Coaching

In some ways this is like counselling, you will discover what you want and what is limiting you. Unlike counselling, you will be given tools and challenges to sharpen your focus on you, to overcome limitations of self doubts and damaging self beliefs. You can examine your current thinking and behaviours and get advice on what and how you could do things differently.

Options available are one-to-one coaching, online or in person. There are comprehensive individual or group online courses too.

You have many more options available to you to get the career or life that you are looking for.

Why not check out the advantages of Coaching for yourself?

Sat on the Rocks

Embrace Life's Challenges


Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. With these coaching sessions, you’ll learn about acceptance and how to deal with whatever life may throw at you. Understanding the differences you have together gives a greater understanding of reactions and actions. This understanding helps to bring appreciation for each other.



Lighthurst Ave, Chorley PR7 3HY, UK

07494 664 911

The Valley

The Valley



Lighthurst Ave, Chorley PR7 3HY, UK


07494 664 911

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