Chris Rudyard | Counsellor | Psychotherapist | BSP | CBT | EMI | NLP

Chris Rudyard | Counsellor | Psychotherapist | BSP | CBT | EMI | NLP

Burdett Street
Nr Lark Lane
L17 7AS


07757 437599

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Burdett Street
Nr Lark Lane
L17 7AS


07757 437599

About me


I offer you a safe space to work and help you get through what is blocking you, so you can get back on track, and where you want to be.

I have 15 years experience helping 1000's people through counselling, and well known support services.

Go straight to my website by clicking here now, or just give me a call.

  • There is no need for you to prepare anything
  • No notes will go onto your medical records
  • You will not undergo tedious assessments, or lengthy questionnaires
  • You get a high quality, streamlined, reliable service
  • You are accepted as you
  • You decide how many sessions you have
  • I make a commitment with you
  • I return all messages
  • You get the kind of therapy that will most benefit you

What can you use counselling for?

Although I can work with whatever you bring to therapy, most people recommend me, or come to see me because of my specialisms in:

  • anxiety
  • alcohol & drugs use
  • ​childhood experiences
  • family & relationships
  • relationship with self
  • trauma & PTSD
  • unexplained feelings/symptoms

How can counselling help?

People I've seen have managed to let go of:

alcohol use - anger and resentment - anxiety - drugs - emotions and thought patterns that hindered them - long standing issues - upsetting memories - old unhelpful behaviours and habits.

What can you benefit from counselling & psychotherapy

People I've worked with have gained:

answers - clarity - closure - confidence - connectedness - control - direction - a healthier way of being - meaning - progression - resilience - restful sleep - self-awareness - strengths & understanding.

Not sure what the problem is?

A lot of the time people go to their GP because of how they feel, and leave without treatment.

This is because physical symptoms can turn out to be medically 'unexplained', but symptoms can be due to being run down due to: anger, anxiety, depression, stress or worry. Examples of symptoms you may be having are:

dizziness/Labyrinthitis/vertigo, feeling on edge, IBS/irritable bowel syndrome, chest or stomach pains, headaches/migraines, panic attacks, sexual difficulties, shaking, skin rashes, sleeping problems, stammers, sweating, tiredness/exhaustion, tight chest etc.

Where do I start, how do I know what to talk about?

Start by contacting me, arrange a time to meet, we don't need to go into personal issues over the phone.

In the first session we'll start to work out together what's going on, and where to start.

Why should you see me?

My approach to therapy is a fluid one, I am human first, and I'll develop a way to work with you as an individual.

I'm pretty easy going, genuine, open minded, and I have a warm, accepting attitude.

I usually work by having a therapeutic conversations, and I have different ways of working if talking isn't your thing.

I am trained in a number of therapies inc. CBT, however I find the most beneficial therapies that I have used are Person Centred, EMI, and BSP. I also have an understanding of Neuroscience (The brain and nervous system) and how this affects recovery. More important than all these theories is that I understand you as an individual. I am also trained in NLP professional coaching.

I really value the relationship between the therapist and client, and maintain professional boundaries.

Working with me ensures tight confidentiality, without the involvement of NHS or 3rd parties, knowing all about your personal details.

Other stuff

I have now been working with people in supportive roles for over 15 years. I consider myself down to earth, flexible and confident in my work. As well as therapy and the work I do, I am interested in many things including art, film, health, music and travel.

Just phone or email now to make an appointment (all you need to do on the phone is arrange a date/time, and make payment)

I'll be pleased to hear from you, whatever is going on..

Training, qualifications & experience

Many types of professionals & people come to see me inc:

actors, artists, business persons, counsellors & therapists, engineers, lawyers, lecturers, medical professionals, musicians, office workers, parents/carers, religious persons, scientists, sports persons, social workers, students, teachers, trades persons, travellers, and young people.

  • I see men & woman
  • Most of my clients are professionals in their 20's - 50's


I have invaluable experience gained from well-known services, working with many different people from many walks of life. This has expanded my knowledge, and stretched me personally and professionally, making me a flexible, robust and very experienced practitioner.

My work and practice has been audited by the BACP and has passed this process. This means I have met certain criteria required to evidence I am ethical in my professional responsibilities as counsellor & psychotherapist.

I have also helped organisations gain their BACP Accredited status.

I have worked in a paid capacity for services & organisations that provide psychological interventions and support, as outlined below:

*The Priory Therapy Centre & Residential Hospital Preston - CQC regulated therapy service. Therapist/counsellor/assessor - adults - mainly anxiety, mood, relationships, trauma. Short to longer-term work. Working within NICE guidelines

*Adults counsellor - funded by NHS/CCG helping adults with diagnosis and dual diagnosis - short to long-term work

*Schools counsellor (Merseyside, Manchester, Salford, Wigan) - Setting up counselling services within schools. Working in over 30 schools providing counselling for: pupils, parents/carers, teachers & staff

*Counselling - Third sector BACP Accredited counselling service - A great deal of my work here encompasses long term work for abuse, anger/anger management, family & relationships, and traumatic experiences.

*Counselling for Liverpool © - business owner 10 years - working with people on a private basis.

*Employee assistance programmes counselling employees from some of Liverpool's largest employers - Also nationwide - Adults counsellor/therapist - short-term work (6-8 weeks)

*Insurance companies - I provide counselling for several large insurance companies

*Looked after children's counsellor Inc. parents/carers - funded by Wigan local authority

*Counsellor & Mental Health Practitioner - Manchester - Forty Second Street - specialist mental health support & counselling for 11-25 year olds. Funded by NHS/CCG

*Online Counsellor & Psychotherapist - Resile Ltd.

*Relate - The Relationship People - North & South Manchester - counsellor & psychotherapist

*Face to Face charity - Adults counsellor for those with low/no income - voluntary

*Bereavement & Palliative Care Counsellor - Hospitals, medical centres, GP clinics - bereavement & life threatening illness - NHS & Macmillan centre

*Pupil referral units & EBD schools - counsellor - long term counselling

*Mental health advice/support help lines - Supporting people in crisis, and offering guidance to professionals & carers

*On line advice & support for concerns around self-harm -, now called:

*GP's surgeries & NHS clinics - counselling & mental health assessments across Manchester

*Therapeutic residential units, residential homes & schools for people of all ages with moderate- severe Epilepsy, learning & social difficulties including those who have a diagnosis of ASC/Asperges/Autism. Inc The David Lewis Centre.

*Residential/assessment units, leaving care units for those with dual diagnoses, and undiagnosed mental illness. Bury, Wirral, Wigan, Manchester, Alderly Edge

*Substance misuse counsellor - NHS/CCG.

*Suicide prevention practitioner- national charity - providing guidance to professionals & carers. Supporting those in crisis and experiencing suicidal ideation

*The Samaritans - 2 years 2002 - working with people in crisis by telephone and in person - Manchester - voluntary

Professional Qualifications

My training exceeds the minimum requirements to be able to provide counselling under the BACP regulating body. I am trained in several approaches to therapy, the Person Centred approach is at the heart of all my work.

I am fully registered and insured, I am also insured in NLP professional coaching.

All of my training has been gained through face to face training with well respected trainers & training establishments that have been known in therapy field for their radical training for counsellors/psychotherapists.

I believe qualifications are important, what I believe is more important is experience & how your therapist works with you as a person.

  • Cert in Counselling Supervision - British Psychological Society approved
  • Diploma Level 4 - Theory & Practice of Counselling (This course focussed solely on the Person Centred approach, and was Accredited by British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy/BACP) - Person Centred Counselling Services (PCCS) Training Partnership - Manchester.
  • Postgraduate Level 7/Masters Level - Person Centred & CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Therapies' at Temenos - Sheffield. This training also included 3rd Wave CBT techniques such as mindfulness, and exposure techniques.
  • Diploma in NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming)
  • NLP Coaching  - Central College England. Motivating and helps you to set and achieve goals, working beyond any blocks.
  • Certified BSP Practitioner - Phase 1 - British Psychological Society approved training.  A new deep therapy that requires little talking. It is a way of healing quickly, and processing difficulties including anxiety.
  • Cert BSP - Phase 2 - British Psychological Society approved training. Advanced & enhanced ways of working with BSP. Flexible approach and enhanced skills to work with complex trauma. Research BSP in comparison to EMDR.
  • Certified EMI Practitioner Level 1 - a specialised neuro-therapy designed to treat trauma & PTSD (distressing memory & experience).
  • Cert EMI Level 2 + Supervision - this approach has been researched and found to be helpful with phobias and deeper rooted trauma.
  • Cert Counselling skills Level 3 - South Trafford
  • Cert Counselling concepts Level 2 - South Trafford
  • Cert of Proficiency – the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Professional Development

I attend at least 30 hours Certified CPD on going training every year.

  • Applied suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T) - Livingworks
  • Bereavement/loss & palliative care counselling - NHS/Trafford Bereavement & Palliative Care Service
  • Child & Adult safeguarding
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counter terrorism training (WRAP)
  • Counselling young people - Relate
  • Couples & relationship counselling
  • Data protection
  • Domestic violence - Relate
  • Family support - Beechwood cancer care
  • First Aid
  • Group work - NHS
  • Gestalt therapy dream work
  • Health & safety -QCF
  • Intro to Gestalt therapy
  • Intro to Existential Psychotherapy - Emmy van Deurzen  (New School of Psychotherapy)
  • Supporting mental health of LGBTQ
  • Mental health - NHS
  • Self harm - Teaching School Alliance
  • Suicide TALK - Living Works
  • Timian certificate (challenging behaviour) - BILD
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Young people, sex & the law

Enhanced DBS/CRB updated every 2 years. Fully insured therapist and coach.

To see a fuller description of what I do, and the experience & training I have gained go to: Counselling in Liverpool

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Much of my work encompasses human relationships and the difficulties that arise through being in, or out of them
  • I am also trained an Neuro-therapies & Somatic therapies (brain/body based therapies) that have been used to help regulate and process trauma & PTS(d) symptoms. EMI & BSP is scientifically based, and researched to prove beneficial with traumatic incidents. They go much deeper than traditional talking therapy. They are also used for addictions by going deep into brain where the reward system is. Talking therapies cannot reach this part of the brain.
  • Specialist quick EMI treatment for traumatic events no matter how long ago they were, Inc. Abuse, bullying, crimes inc. knife & gun crimes, road traffic incidents, sexual abuse & rape, and witnessing of traumatic incidents (secondary trauma)
  • Ante/Post natal feelings can also be experienced by men too. If you feel you may be suffering get in touch.

Photos & videos

  • Counselling for Liverpool ©
  • Business Card
  • Counselling room in Aigburth
  • BACP accredited register
  • Visa & Mastercard
  • Mastercard


Private adult counselling sessions

  • £50.00 - All individual one - one sessions are £50.00 for a 50 minute session in Aigburth or city centre Liverpool, Merseyside. Longer sessions can be arranged.
  • £60.00 - 1 hour relationship counselling - payment in advance required - city centre - near 'Liverpool One' shopping district.

My fees are excellent value in regards to my experience, qualifications and training.

I accept the following payments: Cash, Visa, Visa Debit & Mastercard

I do not offer any 'free' or 'introductory' sessions, this is because this would not be therapy/counselling, it would be unrealistic to base how therapy would be on this experience.

I want you to get where you want to be quickly and efficiently, so we start therapy as soon as possible, we do not need to waste time with interviews, unnecessary assessments, or form filling - we go straight to therapy.

(All missed or cancelled appointments with less than 24hrs notice are to be paid for)

Further information

  • Call me on: 07757437599 - 7.00am - 9.00pm - leave a message if I don't answer - I can be in meetings most of the day. This number is provided for clients only, so it is completely confidential. If you get the answer phone please leave your name and number, I will call you back shortly/same day
  • Morning, afternoon, and evening sessions
  • Monday to Saturday
  • Close to bus and train links (St Michael's station), 173, 60, 82D & 82 bus route
  • Residential area close to Lark Lane - cafes, restaurants & shops nearby
  • Free roadside parking directly outside, and free parking within one minutes walk.
  • My Aigburth therapy office is a dedicated room in my own home.
  • City centre offices are in small private rooms based in professional buildings.
  • Clients that require a lift to go upstairs must be seen in the City Centre.

Maps & Directions

Liverpool, L17 7AS
Liverpool, L18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


*Monday to Thursday: 4.15pm-7.30pm *Fridays 9.00am-7.30pm *Sat: 8.00am-1.00pm. Sessions are subject to availability, and what others have already booked.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have no capacity left take supervisees at present.

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