Liam Grimsey, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered MBACP
Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road
Hello and welcome to my counselling directory page.
We live in an anxious society. With so much going on and so much to think about and worry about. It can often feel overwhelming. It can often seem difficult to work out what to do for the best and whether you are doing anything right at all. This can feel evident with work stresses and conflict, family dynamics which are confusing and can even feel toxic or feelings about yourself which are disproportionately negative. The constant barrage of challenges and blows that come your way in life can leave you feeling sad and low, about the future, about everything. Your life is a complex network of relationships, with family, friends, colleagues etc. Very often the extent to which we know and understand ourselves determines how happy and successful we are in these relationships. The counselling relationship assists you in this. To look at how you process your reality. How you are feeling and why you feel this way. It could be that you often feel anxious, unhappy, lost or afraid. Counselling can support you to manage your feelings and empower you to resolve the barriers to you living a fuller and happier life.
I want to acknowledge the significance of your choice to consider entering into counselling. It takes real courage to seek help and be prepared to talk through your problems with another person. Counselling can help you to resolve or relieve longstanding mental health issues, relationship problems, childhood trauma and addictive disorders.
The counselling I offer is best described as a person-to-person relationship whereby I am with you in what you choose to talk about. I will be real with you and share how I am impacted and what I can sense and feel. I will facilitate your exploration of yourself, which in turn provides insights into how you might make positive changes in your life.
I offer a humanistic and integrative approach that draws on a variety of perspectives and theories. My orientation to psychotherapy has its roots in Existential philosophy. Existential philosophy explores the complexity of being human; it invites us to observe and re-evaluate the way we see and understand the world we live in. In a similar way, the kind of conversation you and I may have in therapy can provoke a re-evaluation of the ways you understand and make-sense of your life.
My approach is relational. It is founded on a basic assumption that your personal experience of yourself, others and the world as a whole is and has been significantly affected by your relationships with other people. In therapy we can talk about these relationships, what they mean to you and how they affect you. We may even sometimes notice and talk about how our relationship is going, and may become more aware of subtle aspects of your tendencies and default ways of being in a relationship.
My practice is overseen by an experienced and qualified supervisor. I attend regular supervision which allows me to gain support and guidance in my work and to ensure I am working ethically and competently.
What to expect and what I can offer
Please contact me for a free telephone initial assessment session in which we will explore what you hope to gain from therapy and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Following this, there is no obligation to continue with therapy, the decision will be solely yours.
Should you wish to proceed, we will then begin to meet for 50-minute sessions on a weekly basis.
My private practice is based in a modern and newly refurbished building, the Magnolia Therapy Centre in Nottingham. Alternatively I can see you at The Bay Therapy Centre in Nottingham. The rooms at both of these venues are light, peaceful and private, providing a safe and confidential environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy obtained through The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This was a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited degree course and therefore I am BACP registered. I am also a BACP member.
Alongside my private practice I work as a substance misuse counsellor for a Derbyshire based charity. I also facilitate a weekly alcohol support/therapy group based in Ilkeston. Having worked in this field for the past 5 years addiction is a specialist area of interest and expertise.
I have previously provided counselling for a family and children's charity, a GP surgery and a hostel, all based in Nottingham. I am able to offer both short and long term therapy.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence or self esteem, serious health issues, relationship issues - including abusive relationships, anger and loss. I have also worked with trauma and issues which have historical roots from childhood which continue to impact in adulthood.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised anxiety disorder
I offer an initial 30-50 minute phone consultation free of charge. This is to help you and I ascertain the suitability of us working together. If we decide we are right for each other and you would like me to be your counsellor I charge a fee of £40.00 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 8:30 am - 8:30pm Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:30pm Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:30pm Thursday 8:30 am - 8:30pm Friday 8:30 am - 7:00pm
Types of client