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About me

You are considering counselling and wondering how to choose - let me help you by telling you about our first session.  We will briefly discuss our counselling agreement, this includes confidentiality and GDPR and, as we discuss this, it will give time to relax.  Then, we will broadly outline the reasons for your visit.  It is important to me that you feel comfortable, when we are working together, whether face to face, telephone or online counselling, the chemistry between us is important.  After 20 minutes, I will ask you if you wish to continue?

If you don't wish to continue, no problem, no further questions - such as why not, the session stops and a full refund is given.  I really do understand it's hard to sit in the counselling chair and it's best to do it when ready.

If you say yes, you wish to continue, our therapeutic journey together will begin.

Now, hopefully, you are reassured you won't waste your money if you choose me.

What do I do - I enjoy counselling young people (11+), individuals, couples and I also like to work with groups.

Due to the pandemic, I am doing all that I do online or via telephone counselling.

My considerable counselling experience comes from over fifteen years in private practice.  I've counselled in secondary schools, Children’s Centres, workplaces and my experience in relationship counselling and working with couples comes from ten years working within Relate, as a relationship and young person's counsellor.

I am an integrative counsellor. Integrative, which in my case, means using a mix of several counselling theories, depending on your needs.

This means I can work with you on issues from the past, present or fears for the future. I believe the more therapeutic tools I have, the more options this gives me when working with you.

I also have qualifications in and experience working with NLP and Mindfulness.

All this training and experience means I have the flexibility to tailor my service to you, as an individual, couple or young person, to better meet your needs.

I understand it can be difficult to make the decision to work on things that are bothering you and I'd like to assure you I have experience of  working on issues from anxiety, bereavement, depression to low self esteem and trauma.  Some people have a difficult decision to make and some have had a recent loss – this isn’t always a death, but it’s an unwanted ending of some kind.  I can help.

That doesn't mean you will get a one size fits all type of therapy - our sessions together will be as unique as you are

Everyone is welcome and no problem is too small – if it’s an issue to you, with my experience, I hope to help.

Being an older counsellor possibly helps too as I have a lot of life experience and have gained insights into many areas, which may be useful.

I really do aspire for our counselling time together to become a safe, secure, compassionate place and for our therapy to provide you with the time and space you need to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings and beliefs, fully supported, as you heal and then YOU decide on your future path.

Sessions for young people and individuals are £50 and couples are £60 per therapeutic hour (which means between 50 and 60 minutes).

Once we agree to work together I have a payment at the time of booking policy - this also confirms our next session.

Contact me so we can explore how I can help

Where do I do this?

When Covid restrictions permit, I offer my physical, face to face, in person, counselling service in Runcorn, in a comfortable room with two armchairs and a two seater sofa.

I am located five miles from Junction 11 or 12 of the M56.  Within a mile of Runcorn East Railway Station or local bus routes. My location is anonymous and your confidentiality assured.

However,  my telephone counselling and online counselling service is available now, to you, wherever you live in the UK.

My dedicated counselling room in Runcorn, for which there is ample on street parking is, please note, up one flight of stairs - if mobility is an issue for you, I can offer an alternative venue or mobile, telephone or online counselling options.

I can offer a mobile counselling service (travelling to you) if your age, health condition or circumstances prevent you from travelling and the other options are not suitable, depending on the distance (no more than 10 miles away) but there may be a small charge for my travel time or mileage.

Usually, I can offer either a face to face service, via the telephone or online counselling, whatever suits your needs, including a mixture of these options.

Whilst mostly I offer daytime appointments I sometimes have a few tea time and early morning or evening appointments too.

Counselling Options Offered
I offer six counselling options, that includes mobile counselling, face-to-face counselling, telephone counselling, on-line counselling including instant messenger and email counselling and Single Session Therapy.

Single Session Therapy (SST) is for anyone who has one specific issue, dilemma or goal that they might be time sensitive about - not useful for addictions, abuse or trauma.

The aim of SST is to complete this piece of work, on this issue, in our one-off, extended session, up to 100 minutes. This doesn’t mean you can’t come back to work on other issues in the more traditional, weekly sessions - you’d be welcome.

Young people / teenager have an initial one hour assessment session, after which, younger teens can be offered 30 minute ongoing counselling sessions, rather than an hour, unless we all agree an hour is more beneficial.

Young people / teenager counselling - there is counselling information and an agreement for parents/guardians on my website - for more information go to www.1to1counselling.co.uk select professional issues tab, select download counselling agreements, select counselling agreement for parents or guardians.

I am happy to answer any queries you have via phone or email, no obligation

How Many Sessions are Needed?
For most clients, between two and eight sessions are enough for real progress to be made on whatever the issue is for them.  Longer term counselling can be offered when appropriate.

What is Counselling?
Counselling is about understanding what is happening to you, building up your self confidence and recognising and working toward the goals you want to achieve on the road to the life you desire.

My Website:
For more information, including fees and concessions, please go to my website:                                  www.1to1counselling.co.uk

My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/1-To-1-Counselling-117384874942305 - new likes always welcome and appreciated.

Feel free to contact me for a brief, no obligation, chat via phone or email – making the initial contact is the hardest part, honest - I hope we talk soon

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Hons degree in Business Management and Information Technology
HNC in Business and Marketing
Certificate and Diploma in Counselling
Relate trained in Couples Counselling / Relationship Issues
Therapeutic Counselling Skills for Young People - certified by The Centre for Child Mental Health
Diploma in NLP
Practitioner in NLP
Diploma in Analytical and Clinical Hypnotherapy
Professionally Trained in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly PTLLS Course)

I am a facilitator for Choose 2 Change - Working with Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (sadly, no funding as yet for group working specifically with same sex or female perpetrators) – I am happy to work one to one with male or female perpetrators, if ready to accept responsibility and own the choices made and abuse has stopped.

I was a facilitator for many years on the Separated Parents Information Programme

Most Recent Refresher / Training / CPD:

- Attachment Theory
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
- Domestic Violence and Abuse, including Coercive Control, Update
- Suicide Prevention
- LGBTQ+ Awareness Training
- Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - couples and individuals
- Understanding and supporting people who self harm
- Sexuality and Body Image
- Suicide Alertness
- Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)
- Mental Health Awareness

- Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
- Gender & Sexual Diversity

I have an Enhanced Government Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.

I observe the standards set out in the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and participate in regular, ongoing Continuing Professional Development and attend regular supervision sessions.

I am cis gendered, have been married and divorced, I have three children - now all grown-up, I have been in debt, made redundant twice and nursed both parents through terminal illness. I have worked with carers and I have advocated for those too worn down to speak up for themselves. My qualifications, life experience and work experience all bring me to this conclusion - the world's expert on me is me and on you - it is you!

I won't tell you what you need to do but I will walk, side by side, with you, supporting you while you decide for yourself what it is that you need.

Contact me, soon, no obligation.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship counselling doesn't depend on you being married, living together, same sex, opposite sex, transgender, cisgender or transsexual - if you are in any kind of relationship (including a friendship) that has problems - this service is for you.

Finally, consider this counselling can often take just weeks not months.  It can be done in stages - stop when it feels enough and resume when you feel ready - you are in charge! 

I really hope to see you soon.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

I offer six options for counselling and work with individuals and couples, young people have to have a one hour, initial assessment but can be offered a 30 minute session or an hour ongoing session depending on their age and needs, so be clear on pricing please check my website: www.1to1counseling.co.uk

But broadly:

Session for young people (one hour) and individuals are £50 per therapeutic hr

Couples are £60 per therapeutic hour (which means between 50 and 60 minutes).

Single Session Therapy is £90 and lasts up to 100 minutes.

Email Counselling is £25,00 per email response - for more information on this please go to my website www.1to1counselling.co.uk

There is a discount for the last session when payment is made, in advance, for six sessions.  Other small concessions available.

Please go to www.1to1counselling.co.uk for up-to-date prices, any concessions or for more information.

Further information

If you have any questions please contact me, with no obligation, for further information - telephone: 01928 718044 or email enquiries@1to1counselling.co.uk or look on my website: www.1to1counselling.co.uk

I do hope we meet soon.

Cloverfield
Norton Cross
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 6SN

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 counselling room is up one flight of stairs but I can usually offer an alternative venue or how about telephone or online counselling options? Contact me and let me know what the issue is and we'll search for a solution to better suit your needs

Availability

I hope to offer you my compassionate, safe, telephone or online counselling services, at flexible times, to better support you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Larraine Cox, 1 To 1 Counselling, Registered MBACP

Larraine Cox, 1 To 1 Counselling, Registered MBACP