Fernando Lopes Post-Graduate Dip. CBT, BABCP Accredited CB Psychotherapist

Fernando Lopes Post-Graduate Dip. CBT,  BABCP Accredited CB Psychotherapist

11A Hydro Avenue
West Kirby
CH48 3HP

0778 336 4893

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11A Hydro Avenue
West Kirby
CH48 3HP

0778 336 4893

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist working essentially with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models and interventions to support and facilitate clients's recovery from a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have also had twenty years experience of working with addictions (alcohol and drugs misuse, compulsive gambling).

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders (panic, agoraphobia, worry, health anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Eating disorders
  • Problems and difficulties arising from early life and/or developmental traumatic experiences
  • Personality difficulties
  • Addictive disorders (alcohol and substance misuse and dependence).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a psychotherapist since 1994. I worked in Portugal, Republic of Ireland and since 2005 in England (Liverpool and Wirral areas). I have got a background and robust experience of  twenty years of work as addictions therapist. During that time I developed experience and understanding of a variety of psychotherapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural, Family Systems, and Abstinence Based models such as Twelve Steps and Social Support. Over the last seven years I have further developed knowledge, skills and understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy models and interventions which constitute the core of my current psychotherapeutic approach. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with full accreditation by the BABCP (British Association for the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).

Professional Experience:

  • Since April 2016 working fulltime in private practice with premises in Liverpool and Wirral (West Kirby). BUPA certified provider.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (Full BABCP accreditation)

         Trent CBT - Trent Wirral PTS (December 2011 to present)

  • Sessional Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at the Priory Altrincham Hospital

          2013 to present

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

           Priory Hospital Altrincham  (2010 -2011)

  • Senior Addictions Counsellor at SHARP Liverpool /Action on Addiction


  • Addictions Therapist

        Associaçao Tratamento Toxicodependecias, Sintra-Portugal

  • Addictions Therapist at Aseiri Residential Treatment Centres, Republic of Ireland



  • Hazelden Foundation Diploma in Chemical Dependence Counselling (1994)
  • Year 1 of Foundation Degree in Addictions Counselling, University of Bath (2005)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CBT), Wirral Metropolitan College (2007)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Edge Hill University, (2010)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



I charge £45 for a one hour therapy session.

Maps & Directions

West Kirby, CH48 3HP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Portuguese, Spanish


Monday to Friday -- all day and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy supervision.

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