Larraine Cox

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1 To 1 Counselling, MBACP (Accrd) & Supervisor, Ind & Groups
Available for new clients
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Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6SN
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome - if you are seeking support for yourself, your teenager or your relationship and you want to talk in confidence to someone who will listen and support you, then I am here to help.

It’s my aim to offer you, however we meet, a supportive, safe space in which we can explore the issues or problems that have prompted you to seek counselling.

How will I work with you?  I’ll listen but, I am very likely to ask you questions, to clarify something, or to explore something a little more.  As I am integrative, I’ll be happy to work with you with on issues from the past, what’s happening now or any fears you have about the future.

I think, being an older counsellor, means I can bring a lot of life experience too but, as each of my clients are unique, I don’t try to provide a one size fits all counselling service. 

Together, collaboratively, we will explore your situation and all your options (and maybe the consequences too) but whatever solutions you decide upon, the choice is always yours.

I am LGBTQ and Neurodivergent friendly. Self diagnosis welcome.

I’ve worked with abuse, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, menopause, people pleasing, stuck-ness, work and/or health anxiety, separation & divorce to name but a few areas.

I was a carer for both my divorced parents until their deaths.   Whilst I have gained experience in these areas, this doesn't mean I'll assume life impacts on you in the same way as it does on anyone else. 

 What do I do? - As an accredited counsellor, I know the work isn’t about fixing my client, it’s about helping them to discover their own strengths and finding their path to living a more fulfilling life.  

I enjoy working with my clients be they be young people (11+), individual adults or those in relationships and I also like to work with groups as a counsellor or as a supervisor or facilitator.

How do I do it? - I am an integrative counsellor, which in my case, means using a mix of several counselling theories, depending on your needs - Systemic, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis (TA), to name a few.

I believe the more therapeutic tools I have, the more options this gives me, when working with you.  

Where do I do it?  Whether you are looking for counselling or supervision, I can work face to face with you in Runcorn (please note my dedicated counselling room is upstairs) and / or nationwide, if you prefer online (Zoom) or telephone.  

Relationship counselling / couples counselling - I work systemically with you so, it’s most helpful, standard practice, to have one session with you both (together), then one session with each of you on your own and then a fourth session with you, back as a couple, and then ongoing sessions, unless it’s not safe to proceed.  This might be due to DA, DV, drugs and / or alcohol issues.

Counselling can be especially useful if you want to improve your communication, to develop better negotiation skills with each other, or to reconnect or reconcile or even work on separating / ending the relationship, in a more (child) friendly way.

Additional Training:  Neurodiversity is an area that has called to me, so I undertook specific training in this area and, whilst I don’t claim to be an expert, but I am neurodiverse friendly and I am just as happy when working with clients whether they are neurotypical or neurodiverse (Autistic Spectrum and/or ADHD, diagnosed or undiagnosed).  

I also work with couples / relationships where one or both are either neurotypical or neurodiverse.

My Experience: In private practice since 2006 working with clients, local businesses and EAPs, I also worked for Relate as couples / relationship counsellor from 2011 so I gained experience working with all types of relationship issues and difficulties as well as counselling young people, for three years, in a secondary school - so I have some insights into school issues.

I can offer you a choice of how you access all my services, online, by phone or in person in WA7 ( or a mix of these, as required) and I offer flexible times between Monday and Thursday.

I also have qualifications in and experience working with NLP, Hypnotherapy, EFT, Mindfulness and I am also a Rewind Trauma Therapist.

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

How much is it? Sessions for young people (young people also have a 30-minute option after their initial, one-hour assessment) are £50

Individuals and couples are £70 per therapeutic hour (which means between 50 and 55 minutes). 

Due to demand, I now also offer an extended session for adults / couples of up to 85 minutes for £90.

Single Session Therapy which lasts up to 100 minutes and focuses on one issue is £95.

Remind Trauma Therapy - this is one or two full sessions and a check in - one session £70 or £150 for the full course - more information on my website

Once we agree to work together, I have a payment at the time of booking policy – the payment, in advance, will confirm each of our sessions.  

Some reasons counselling might be useful: 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, affairs, bereavement, depression to low self-esteem and trauma.  

If you have a dilemma or a difficult decision to make, I won't tell you what to do but I will help you see all the options so you can make an informed choice.  If you have had a recent loss – this isn’t always a death, but it’s an unwanted ending of some kind, I can help with this too.

Everyone is welcome & no problem is too small.  Contact me - let's talk soon

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

My Website:
For more information, including fees and concessions, please go to my website:                        

My Facebook page is - new likes are always welcome and appreciated.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Hons degree in Business Management and Information Technology
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

Rewind Trauma Therapy

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

Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Certificate

I was a facilitator for Choose 2 Change for several years - 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:

  • Bereavement Counselling (refresher with John Wilson)
  • Insight into the World of Autism
  • Understanding & Working with Neurodivergence
  • Working With Neurodivergent Couples
  • Menopause Matters
  • 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
  • The reality of living with ADHD
  • An insight into the world of autism
  • 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 am a BACP accredited counsellor and 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.

Who am I?  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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.  

If you are looking for a supervisor, I supervise these: couples supervisor, relationship supervisor, adults supervisor, young people supervisor, Systemic supervisor, integrative supervisor, group supervisor, individuals supervisor, professionals supervisor, teachers supervisor, social worker supervision.

Therapies offered

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£50.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Although I charge one flat fee for counselling adults or couples of £70 per session they can also have an extended session option, this is for an 85 minute for £90.

Young people are offered a reduced fee of £50.   Also, after their one-hour, initial assessment they might be offered the choice of either a 25-30 minute or 50-55 minute ongoing session, depending on their age and needs.  Fees would be £30 or £50 depending on their choice

To be sure of pricing please check my website:

I also offer:

Email Counselling is £25.00 per email response - for more information on this please go to my website

Single Session Therapy is £95 and lasts up to 100 minutes.

Rewind Therapy - The Rewind Trauma Technique is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, anxiety and depression — these problems can often originate from a trauma - this is £100 for one session and two sessions or check ins.  If that feels too much, we can have one stand-alone session for the £60 fee - this can also be part of the counselling session.

Are you an Employee looking for workplace support?   Offering your staff an option of telephone or face to face counselling at the workplace or at their home or a neutral environment is a great first step to improving any situation.  

Please note, mileage and / or travel time may be included in the invoice, but this will be discussed / agreed prior to the sessions.

Concession:  When paying in advance for six sessions, there is a discount on the last session, but please have a session first to check out our fit.  Other concessions are available - look on my website.  

Please note: all counselling sessions are booked on a first come, first served basis and payment, in advance, confirms the session.  This reduces admin and no shows and all sessions have to be paid in advance.   Payment is due, at the time of booking, to confirm the next appointment. 

Please go to for up-to-date prices, any concessions or for more information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My counselling services aims to offer flexible options & times, to better support you.  

Mostly day-time but, subject to availability, offer early morning, tea time and some evening sessions

Further information

Any questions, please ask me - ring me or email me, it may be the next day when I reply but, I will.

Cloverfield, Norton Cross, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6SN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My counselling room is up one flight of stairs - if/when possible, I'll offer an alternative venue but what about telephone or online counselling options? Contact me and let me know what the issues are & we'll seek a solution to suit your requirements

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Clinical supervisor for trainees, experienced counsellors, supervisors or, staff needing external supervision. Flexible & offer groups supervision too

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