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 have 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 has not have already been 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


This service is a favourite among many of my clients, as it is often times one of the keys to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled life. My role is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. Counselling is often a part of this process, supporting your coaching goals. After just a few sessions, you will become well-versed at handling issues whenever and wherever they arise.

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Guidance & Inspiration


Do you feel like you are always adding new tasks to your to-do list but never crossing anything out? My specialisation will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get in touch today and start taking control of your life with my extensive coaching tools and techniques.

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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