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Chris Rudyard MNCS Acc | Book 24/7 | 18 Yrs Trauma Exp. BSP, EMDR, IFS

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About me

Hello and welcome

I hope you can find what you need here

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My name's Chris Rudyard - I'm Human First, MNCS Accredited, & GQHR. I have over 18 Years' experience helping adults, and children with all types of trauma. I am the owner of 'Counselling For Liverpool'. I have real employed experience working in and services post qualification.

I do not subscribe to one model of therapy, as I have many diverse trainings in cutting-edge, powerful psychotherapies. In my experience therapy needs to be collaborative, flexible, and have depth. It needs to be something that is felt, something that engages your mind & body, and is a relationship that you can start to feel safe within. I work by not only helping you get to the 'root of it', but to help heal the roots of it too.

I'm human first then therapist.. I'm very accepting in my approach and will give you the time and space you need...

I realise at this stage you may just want to get started and talk to a trusted, and well-known professional counsellor & psychotherapist, in an accepting, and safe space.

I have helped 1000's of people from all over the world to work beyond their difficulties, and I have well over 10,000 hours of experience providing psychotherapy.

I always like to meet someone new to help or to catch up with people that have benefitted from my sessions in the past. I make my clients important to me so that therapy works.

You can go straight to my website and book online there by clicking here now

Seeing me ensures:

  • No notes will go onto your medical records
  • There are no tedious written assessments or lengthy questionnaires
  • No need to prepare
  • No requirement to talk if you don't want to
  • You won't be asked to keep a 'negative thought' diary
  • You manage your appointments
  • You get a therapist who is trained in more than one method of therapy
  • You decide how many sessions you have
  • You get access to a range of therapies and have choice
  • You are accepted, valued as you, and are safe
  • Gentle yet powerful methods
  • High-quality tissues are always at hand

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What can you benefit:

People I've worked with have gained:

  • answers
  • better relationships
  • calmness
  • clarity
  • closure
  • confidence
  • connectedness
  • control
  • direction
  • healing
  • knowledge
  • meaning
  • progression
  • regulation
  • relief
  • restful sleep
  • self energy
  • self-awareness
  • strengths
  • understanding
  • ways of coping
  • wellbeing

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What else do people see me about?

People who see me have usually tried self-help books, been to see their GP,  tried CBT, and done talk therapy. People who see usually want something more than what's available through NHS or charities.

People see me about:

  • anger/anxiety/stress/burnout
  • addictive & binging behaviours inc. alcohol, cocaine, pornography and food
  • bereavement & grief
  • childhood experiences
  • deep rooted phobia
  • extreme dissociative experiences (out of body/not feeling/amnesia)
  • family & relationships
  • fear & terror
  • flashbacks, dreams & nightmares
  • illness
  • pain and unexplained pain/s
  • panic attacks
  • psychosis & drug-induced psychosis
  • relationships
  • self harm
  • sex (performance issues, and no sex drive)
  • sleep problems
  • work - some professionals have really difficult and intense jobs, they find it helpful to offload and look at their practice to improve it.

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Not sure what the problem is?

Sometimes problems seem to be about how you're feeling physically.. Sometimes people go to see their GP because of how they feel and leave without treatment because there is nothing medically wrong. Or that the medication has side effects, or doesn't seem to do enough or anything.

Physical symptoms that turn out to be 'medically unexplained' can be due to being 'run down', stressed or underlying trauma that sits within the nervous system. To work with these concerns therapists need to have a good understanding of 'parts', trauma, and the nervous system.

Examples of trauma symptoms that I work with:


auditory hallucinations, chronic fatigue/exhaustion, dissociation/not feeling, dizziness/Labyrinthitis/vertigo - feeling on edge - IBS/irritable bowel syndrome - chest or stomach pains - Fibromyalgia - hallucinations, headaches/migraines - lump in the throat - OCD, panic attacks - phantom pains - sexual performance, and sex-related issues - shaking - skin rashes - sleeping problems - 'spacey' feelings, stammers - excessive sweating - tinnitus, tight chest.

It's always a good idea to consult your GP too if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

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


Start by contacting me, or booking online, arrange a time, 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. You may not feel like talkin - just let me know.

Whether you know what is bothering you or not, you are welcome to come and see me.

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What I have to offer:


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. Different training and approaches may be viewed as having many different 'lenses' to be able to see and work with people.

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

I usually work by having therapeutic conversations, and I also have ways of working that don't require talking about the issue. There is research to show that normal talking therapies alone are ineffective in treating trauma, and can even embed the trauma further.

I was oringinally trained as a Person Centred Therapist, and discovered that there were many more therapies that I found to be more helpful. Today I am trained in many therapies. I find the most beneficial therapies that I use are: Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing/EMDR, and Eye Movement Integration, Internal Family Systems IFS, and Brainspotting (trauma therapy).

I am also trained and experienced in Attachment & Trauma, Neuroscience (The brain and nervous system) and how this affects recovery. I have also trained in CBT, NLP Professional Coaching, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Solution Focused Counselling. I do not use any intervention that I have not had training in.

More important than all these theories is that I understand you, and can relate to you as an individual. Much of my work encompasses human relationships and the difficulties that arise through being in, or out of them.

Working with me ensures tight confidentiality, without the NHS or 3rd parties sharing your personal information.

Overall, I love my work, and seeing people get to a better place.

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Other Stuff

As well as therapy, and the work I do I am interested in many things including art, cooking, film, health, music and travel.

Book Online, call or email now to make an appointment. Make sure you leave a message if you would like me to return your call.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

actors, artists, business persons, consultants, engineers, lecturers, medical professionals, musicians, office workers, parents/carers, religious persons, scientists, sportspersons, solicitors, students, teachers, tradespersons, travelers, and young people.

Most of my clients tend to be students and professionals in their 20's - 50's.


Experience

It's always a good idea to check through your therapists' experience and training...


I have over 18 years of experience gained from well-known services, working with many people from all kinds of backgrounds. This has expanded my knowledge, and stretched me personally and professionally, making me a flexible, robust and very experienced practitioner. I found that services were often restrictive which impacted on peoples' recovery, which is why I now only work on a private basis.

As well as my direct therapy work with individuals, I have provided training and consultation for organisations inc. schools around mental health matters.


My work and practice have been audited by the BACP and have passed this process. This means I have met certain criteria required to evidence that I am ethical in my professional responsibilities as counsellor & psychotherapist. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

I have also gained BACP Accredited status for organisations.

I have extensive experience working in services:

*The Priory Therapy Centre & Residential Hospital Preston* - CQC regulated therapy service. Therapist/counsellor/psychotherapist/assessor - adults - anxiety & depression, BPD, dual diagnosis, drug & alcohol use, relationships, trauma & C/PTS(d). Short to longer-term work.

*Counsellor & psychotherapist* (Merseyside, Manchester, Salford, Wigan) - setting up counselling services within schools, providing counselling for: pupils, parents/carers, teachers & staff.

*Counselling & psychotherapy* - A BACP Accredited counselling service - A great deal of my work here encompasses short - long term working with both offenders and victims of abuse, anger/anger management, 'BPD', dual diagnosis, family, personality, relationships, psychosis, PTS(d) & traumatic experiences. I  worked for this counselling service for 6 years, which was funded with thanks to Wigan CCG/NHS.

*Counselling for Liverpool ©* - owner for 13 years - working with people on a private basis providing counselling & psychotherapy for a range of personal issues. Short to long term work. Addiction, anxiety, relationships, and trauma & C/PTSD. Training & Supervision also provided.

*7 Employee assistance programs* - counselling employees from some of Liverpool's employers and international employers. Telephone & face to face - Adults counsellor/therapist - short-term work (6-8 weeks). Trauma debriefing, and intervention. I also completed triage mental health assessments and risk assessments on a daily basis.

*Government departments & officials* - I have worked with staff of government departments such as The Home Office, Dept for Education, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministy of Defence. I have provided coaching, counselling, crisis/trauma intervention, management support and psychotherapy to these individuals.

*Insurance companies* - I have provided counselling for several large insurance companies who refer people for help with experiences of trauma, accidents and injury

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

*Counsellor & Mental Health Practitioner* - Manchester - Forty Second Street - mental health assessments & counselling sessions for 11-25-year-olds with experience of trauma, and substance use. Funded by NHS/CCG

*Relate - The Relationship People* - North & South Greater Manchester - Counsellor & Psychotherapist.

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

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

*Pupil Referral Units & Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) schools* - counsellor & therapist - short- long term counselling & therapy

*Mental health advice/support helplines* - triage assessments, supporting people in crisis, advising professionals & carers on mental health matters.

*Online advice & support* for concerns around self-harm - TheSite.org, now called: themix.org

*GP's surgeries & NHS clinics* - counselling, psychotherapy & 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-diagnosis', and diagnosed and undiagnosed mental illness. Bury, Cheshire, Wirral, Wigan, Manchester.

*Substance misuse counsellor* - NHS/CCG. Working with those using drugs/alcohol, or those relationships affected.

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

*Participation* - helping support young people, parents/carers, and professionals feedback to commissioners/CAMHS, and services, to help shape mental health services.

*The Samaritans*- 2 years 2002 - working with people in crisis and those who are feeling suicidal, by telephone, and face to face - Manchester - voluntary

*BSP-UK* - I have helped facilitate, and presented Brainspotting trainings within intimate to large training groups of up to 100 professional counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, and therapists.

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Professional Qualifications & Training

My training exceeds the minimum requirements to be able to provide counselling under the BACP & NCS regulating bodies. I am trained in several approaches to therapy, the IFS approach is at the heart of all my work. I can also practice hypnosis, but would only do this at my request on a case by case basis.

If you haven't guessed by now my passion and interest is therapy. I read lots, listen to lots, and get lots of top quality training.

My training has been gained through some of the most well-renowned trainers from around the world:

  • EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapist (Cert 1&2 combined lv3) - This is a well-known therapy intervention for traumatic experience & complex trauma. EMDR can be quite an intensive treatment..and takes commitment. EMDR UK & Ireland Accredited Course. With thanks to Dr. Derek Ferrell - Past president of EMDR UK & Ireland. Current Consultant, Accredited EMDR trainer & lecturer. Liverpool, UK
  • Brainspotting Phase 1 - British Psychological Society approved training. Cutting edge, and gentle therapy for processing traumatic experiences, amongst other 'difficult to shift' experiences. This approach is also great if you don't want to talk about the problem in detail, BSP uses the integration of neuropsychology and mindfulness. With thanks to Dr. Mark Grixti. Birmingham & Manchester.
  • Brainspotting Phase 2 - British Psychological Society approved training. Enhanced BSP for complex trauma and a range of difficult to process experiences. I have successfully used BSP for addiction, anxiety, dissociative experiences, nightmares, phantom pain, PTSD, sex problems, and unexplained anxiety. With thanks to Dr. Mark Grixti. Brighton & Manchester, UK
  • Brainspotting Phase 3 - BSP training. Fully adaptable, and enhanced BSP approach, able to be used for many 'difficult to process' trauma issues that impact on, creativity, dissociative identity, EGO states, performance, sports enhancement, and complex trauma & PTSD. With thanks to Dr. David Grand (New York). Barcelona, Spain & London, UK
  • Brainspotting Addictions & Trauma - Specialist treatment for all addictions. From chocolate, biscuits, crisps, through to cocaine, drug use, smoking, OCD, & self-harm. This approach incorporates attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma. With thanks to Dr. Roby Abeles (Australia) - London, UK
  • Brainspotting Masterclass - Enhanced training in the Brainspotting approach & theory. Working with deep-rooted complex trauma networks, and dissociation. With thanks to Dr. David Grand (New York). He is Founder of Brainspotting - Barcelona, Spain
  • EMI/Eye Movement Integration Level 1 Practitioner - a specialised Neurotherapy designed to treat trauma & PTSD (distressing memory & experience). This is a hybrid of popular EMDR therapy, it integrates, NLP, metadata, and 24 different eye movements. With thanks to Eva Pollani (Austria) - She is Europe's lead EMI accredited trainer) - Bath, UK.
  • EMI Level 2 + Supervision - this approach has been researched and found to be helpful with phobias and deeper rooted trauma. With thanks to Eva Pollani (Austria/Europe's lead EMI accredited trainer) - Bath, UK.
  • Ego State Therapy with EMDR - 'Parts' Therapy for trauma & C/PTSD from abuse, sexual abuse, and childhood dissociative and non-dissociative ego states with EMDR. With thanks to Robin Shapiro (Seattle, USA). She is author of EMDR Solutions 1 & 2, and Trauma Treatment Handbook) - London, UK
  • IFS/Internal Family Systems Lv1- Therapy which helps you gain a better sense of Self, and gives a much greater awareness to personality. IFS is a well-known trauma therapy in the USA and is becoming much more popular in the UK amongst therapists. IFS works with parts and protective parts. IFS can be helpful to some of the most challenging personality presentations, such as anger, addictions, OCD, complex childhood trauma. IFS is a very mindful, gentle, yet powerful therapy. It is more of a directive therapy, it has healing component to it, and makes use of 'memory reconsolidation'. Thanks to Dr. Osnat Arbel (Israel) & IFS-UK/IFS Institute & Team. Sheffield, UK. To provide IFS you must have completed this training. Internal Family Systems (IFS) has been hailed by Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, the world's leading expert in trauma, as "the treatment method that all clinicians should know to treat clients effectively."
  • Treating Complex Trauma with IFS Intensive -  More In-depth training in IFS has helped me to be more confident, and robust using the model. With Thanks to Dr. Frank Anderson (Boston)
  • Polyvagal Theory, Oxycontin, and the Neurobiology of Love -  London, UK. With thanks to Dr. Stephen Porges Author and creator of 'The Polyvagal Theory' & Dr. Sue Carter (North Carolina)
  • Integration of Mind, Brain and Body in the Treatment of Trauma - London, UK. With thanks to Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (Boston) - Author of 'The Body Keeps The Score'
  • Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Affect Dysregulation - London, UK. With Dr. Janina Fisher (Boston) - Author of 'Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors'
  • Postgraduate - Person-Centred Therapy & CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) This training also included 3rd Wave CBT techniques such as mindfulness, and exposure techniques. Temenos - Sheffield, UK. with thanks to Dr. Joe Curran & Linda Smith
  • Accredited BACP Diploma Level 4 - Theory & Practice of Counselling (This course specialised in, and was renowned for their Person-Centred Psychotherapy training - Person-Centred Counselling Services (PCCS) Training Partnership - Manchester, UK. With thanks to Frances McDonnell & Tracey Walshaw
  • Accredited Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy inc. EMDR, EFT, Ego State Therapy, Eriksonian Hypnosis, NLP Professional Coaching, 'Rewind Technique', Solution Focused Counselling & Hypnotherapy - CEC - Birmingham, UK
  • Cert in Counselling Supervision - British Psychological Society approved training - Skills Development Centre. Manchester, UK
  • Diploma in NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) With thanks to Marylin Tucknott
  • Cert in NLP Professional Coaching  - CEC - Birmingham, UK. Get motivated, set & achieve goals, work beyond blocks, and stay on track.
  • Cert in Solution Focused Hypno-Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Counselling Skills, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - CEC - Birmingham, UK. With thanks to Nick Cooke
  • Counselling Skills Level 3 - ABC Awards - Manchester, UK. With thanks to Gail Jardine
  • Counselling Concepts Level 2 - ABC Awards - Manchester, UK. With thanks to Gail Jardine
  • Cert of Proficiency BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

I believe qualifications and training are very important. I believe what is also very important is experience, where/who you trained with,  and trauma knowledge. Your commitment to therapy will be a crucial element to the outcome of therapy.

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Professional Development & Further Training


I commit to more than the 30 required hours Certified CPD/ongoing face to face training every year. I trained with some of the most revolutionary pioneers in psychotherapy and neuroscientists in my field. I have completed over 180 hours face to face CPD in 2018, over 170 hours face to face CPD hours in 2019, and over 100 hours CPD in 2020.

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T) - Living Works
  • Attachment theory & adoption training
  • Bereavement/loss & palliative care counselling - NHS/Trafford Bereavement & Palliative Care Service
  • Child & adult safeguarding Lv3/4
  • Conflict resolution
  • Counterterrorism training (WRAP)
  • Counselling young people - Relate
  • Couples & relationship counselling - PCCS Training Partnership
  • Data protection & GDPR 2019
  • Domestic violence - Relate
  • Effects of childhood traumatic stress on physical & mental health - Dr. Maté
  • Family support - Beechwood cancer care
  • First Aid 2017
  • Group work - NHS
  • Gestalt therapy dream work
  • Health & safety - QCF
  • IFS and Compassion for Addictive Processes - Cece Sykes
  • Intro to Gestalt therapy - Brian McMinn
  • Intro to Existential Psychotherapy - New School of Psychotherapy - Dr. Emmy van Deurzen
  • Polyvagal Theory - Deb Dana
  • Polyvagal Theory during the COVID-19 pandemic: Deb Dana on creating safety and connection through online technology
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ mental health
  • Mental health - NHS
  • Self-harm - Teaching School Alliance
  • Suicide TALK - Living Works
  • Timian (challenging behaviour) - BILD
  • Trauma-informed practice & scope
  • Treating Complex Trauma Clients at the Edge: How Brain Science Can Inform Interventions
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Young people, sex & the law

Enhanced DBS/CRB

ICO registered


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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Neurotherapy - scientifically based psychotherapy for trauma, PTSD, and addiction

BSP, EMDR, EMI & IFS therapies are fast-acting, deep, and the most powerful forms of therapy I have had personally & professionally used. You may wait months to years for EMDR on the NHS..if you are able to access it at all.

Research has shown that traditional 'talking therapies' are not that effective as a way of healing trauma. Trauma is more than a memory, it leaves a physical imprint on your nervous system. Therefore trauma is both mental and physical, so traditional 'talking therapies' and CBT are limited in some ways.

I consider BSP & IFS to be the most beneficial forms of therapy that I work with. 'Talking therapy' gets you so far, and these therapies get you the rest of the way.

Treating certain traumas with talking therapies is like trying to talk an ankle injury better - it might help you feel a little less stressed, but there's much more that can be done. BSP, EMDR, EMI & IFS therapy work with your whole nervous system to help you recover.

  • Neurotherapy & Somatic therapies (brain/body-based therapies) have been used to help regulate and process, anxiety, anger, cravings, trauma & PTS(d) symptoms. EMDR, EMI & BSP are scientifically based and are researched to prove beneficial in many circumstances. BSP goes much deeper into the nervous system than traditional talking therapies, as they work subcortical regions of the brain. They are also used for addictions by going deep into brain regions where the 'reward system' is.
  • Trauma-focused therapy - Specialist quick EMI treatment for traumatic events no matter how long ago they were. EMI has been used successfully for abuse, bullying, crimes inc. knife & gun crimes, road traffic incidents, sexual abuse, rape, and witnessing of traumatic incidents (secondary trauma). Most people will not identify their trauma as trauma. I work with lots of people who witness trauma in their work, and people that have had trauma happen to them.

What could a trauma be?

Numerous experiences could cause trauma. Most people who have experienced trauma would not class it as such, and/or 'downplay' it.

  • a prolonged stressful period
  • abuse & attacks
  • adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • bullying
  • developmental trauma
  • drug-induced trauma
  • injury inc. sporting injuries
  • 'incidents'
  • narcissistic abuse from another
  • neglect & abandonment
  • a near-death experience and severe illness
  • pre-verbal & pre-birth trauma
  • rejection from parent/loved one
  • sexual trauma
  • significant loss
  • surgery
  • traumatic birth & in utero trauma
  • witnessing a traumatic incident, injury or a death

Articles on EMDR:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/sep/10/mel-b-is-watching-flashing-lights-to-help-with-trauma-but-does-emdr-therapy-really-work?CMP=twt_g

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/05/shane-meadows-interview-the-virtues-stephen-graham-trauma?fbclid=IwAR1-nNXWNUmcIglxkrLAObxztsdHA3BiduW2e9YaUlhh0Nn5zTcnwUab4Q0

https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/emdr-therapy-for-men-who-dont-want-to-talk-mental-health/?fbclid=IwAR2tkY72qg38QI0j9LC8Pf2dM284pL3FapXyhncuxglKyyfarQHAUjgGoO8

A note on:

'Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)':

I find the label largely unhelpful, people are not disordered. People are multiplicity, and have protective parts of their personality through traumatic episodes. I see that people that carry this label are deeply hurt, display trauma symptoms, and have created adaptive ways of being.

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

This is a way of viewing personality. I believe a persons' personality can be highly fragmented and polarized through traumatic experiences. 'Parts' can become so protective that they overtake the system to you/Self. Sometimes becuase the protectors overtake they also hold the experience and memory, so the Self remains safe. Dissociation is normal and an everyday occurrence. It can come in many forms: daydreaming, overwhelming feelings, extreme mood swings, memory loss, fear, feeling childlike, falling asleep, unwanted behaviours, waking up in not knowing how you got there...

Everyone has 'parts', and everyone dissociates sometimes, and some dissociate more often than others.

My trauma work is greatly influenced by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Carl Rogers, David Grand, Dan Siegal, Deb Dana, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher, Peter Lavine, Richard Schwartz, R.D Laing, Robin Shapiro, and Stephen Porges

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Regular One:One Session

My fees are excellent with respect to my experience, and specialist further training. There is no obligation to continue after your first session.

  • £60.00 One:One 50-minute session for private paying clients. Inc. EMDR

This fee will increase in October 2020

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Longer Sessions

As I have a lot more to offer these days besides traditional talk therapy, I find that many people get more and get there quicker with longer sessions.

If you've been in therapy before you may be familiar with feeling constricted with 50 minutes. 1.5 hours give us longer to process, allows us to slow down, and helps us relax more into the session. The more relaxed you are, the more easily your brain will be able to make the changes you require.

  • Enhanced Addiction Session is £120.00 which is 1.5 hours These sessions can be integrated into a course of counselling, psychotherapy & hypnotherapy, or as a 'stand-alone' piece of work. The technique can help manage cravings and compulsive behaviours inc. Alcohol, Cocaine, Behaviours (OCD, Self Harm), Food, Smoking, Substance, Work.
  • I recommend extended sessions for BSP, EMI, EMDR, or IFS work - 1.5 hour sessions - £120.00 - More helpful for: Anxiety, Trauma & C/PTS(d) and those who feel they need 'more' from therapy.

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Relationship/couples counselling sessions

  • £100.00 per 1 hour - couples therapy (not available at present due to Covid19)

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Consultation for Therapists & Professionals

  • £70.00 per 1 hour
  • Qualified therapists only. I work with therapists who work with trauma or who are 'eclectic' in their approach. Must be trauma-informed.
  • Professionals. I help support professionals such as Teachers, Therapeutic workers, psychologists in their work through a trauma lens' This also helps prevent 'burn out'.

I accept the following payments online: Amex, Bank Transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit.


I do not offer any 'concession', 'free' or 'introductory' sessions, this is because I am working in all my sessions. It would be unrealistic to base how therapy would be based on this dynamic and limited experience.

I do not work with students who need counselling hours for their counselling studies - I do work with those who want to heal their own trauma to enable them to better help their clients.

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

Staff packages for businesses, charities, EAP's, NHS, and schools

  • £450.00 - 6 sessions - Coaching/Counselling/CBT/EMDR/Trauma Therapy. Other packages are available, give me a call or email for an informal discussion.
  • £80.00 per session - no reports

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Insurance companies charged at:

  • £100.00 per therapy session


(All missed or cancelled appointments with less than 48hrs notice are to be paid for. Missed or cancelled sessions from business packages will be reduced from the number of sessions offered)

Further information

  • Call me on: 07757437599 - 7.00 am - 9.00 pm - You can leave a message 24hrs a day. This number is provided for clients only, so it is completely confidential. If you get the answerphone please leave your name and number, I will call you back shortly/the same day
  • Sessions available 8.00am - 8.00pm
  • Monday to Sunday (subject to availability)
  • Free on-site car parking
  • One minute walk from Mossley Hill train station

A list of my popular webpages:

Anger Management Counselling in Liverpool

Therapy for alcohol, drugs, and addictions in Liverpool

Bereavement counselling in Liverpool

Couples counselling in Liverpool

Trauma & PTSD therapy

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Testimonials

Please be aware that everybody will have their own unique experience of therapy. Some words from some of my clients:

“Chris is a very knowledgeable and supportive supervisor. His wide breadth of understanding of different modalities has helped me to evaluate my practice and review areas where I have felt stuck with clients. His willingness to consider my point of view, even when perhaps we haven’t fully agreed, has enabled me to step back from ideas which I have been holding on to and to reconsider things in different ways to the benefit of my clients.” A supervisee 2020

'I hadn't any experience of coaching before, so I didn't know what to expect, and found it helpful. Through the sessions, it became really clear what it was that was holding me back. I also found the beliefs I had, didn't fit with who I am, and this was also limiting me'. A Client 2018

'I have seen counsellors before but Chris has been the only one that I felt has really helped. A huge thank you!'. A Client 2018

'Chris was easy to talk to, a good listener and he helped me a lot!'. A Client 2017

'Counselling has transformed my existence, and it doesn't bear thinking about how I would have been without it, and I shall always be grateful'. A Client - 2007.

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Counselling For Liverpool ©
No.1 Rose Lane
Mossely Hill
Liverpool
Merseyside
L18 8ES

Liverpool
Merseyside
L16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My office is up one flight of stairs, with a ramp onto the ground floor.

Availability

Sessions available: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 8.00pm. Sat & Sun 9.00am - 12.00pm. FACE TO FACE & ONLINE.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Although I'm not currently offering supervision, I am offering consultations.

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