Abbie Fearn BACP dip.couns
Hi, my name is Abbie Fearn, I am a BACP qualified Person-Centred counsellor and director of Oak Park counselling services. I understand from personal experience that finding a counsellor can be difficult and may even feel over-whelming. However, I would like to reassure you that, there is always help and support available that is right for you. Below I have briefly explained what you can expect from our sessions together and how counselling could help you.
How counselling could help you
As a person-centred therapist, I provide an environment that is free from judgement and assumption and instead a place that is safe, confidential and empathic. It is my belief that offering this environment will help you explore any issues you are facing and together, we can work through those issues and establish a sense of empowerment and positive mental well-being. I have had the honour of working with the most incredible clients and have been privileged enough to see them grow and become the version of themselves they desire to be. I offer support in such issues as anxiety, abuse, bereavement including loss of self, low self-esteem, hoarding, alcohol and substance misuse, relationship issues and many more.
I currently work out of my private practice based in Huyton and volunteer at Liverpool bereavement services and Listening Ear. I have also had experience working within a doctors practice, supporting clients with a variety of presenting issues. This has provided me with an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP). Being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
What to expect on your first session
During the initial free 30 minute appointment, we can discuss the reasons that brought you to therapy and how you are feeling and experiencing your own emotions in the here and now. Within the first session, I will explain about confidentiality, including your rights as a client and how I work as a therapist. We will jointly establish a working agreement, setting out preferred methods of communication and your expectations of therapy. What we discuss in the sessions is down to you. They are your sessions and I will work at a pace that suits you. There are no right or wrong answers in therapy, it is about you and your experiencing of an event/situation.
Please note this is a free no obligation session. It is purely for your benefit so you can decide if I am the right counsellor for you and that this is the right time to pursue therapy.
On average clients usually attend 6 sessions, however this varies from person to person.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Certificate in counselling skills
- Mental Health First Aid
- Working with bereaved parents
- Working with bereaved clients
- Prevention of self harm in children/young adults
- Working towards BSC (Hons) Counselling (Working with children/young adults and couples counselling)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Free 30 minute consultation
1 hour counselling session £35 (Concessions £25*)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Available Monday to Wednesday 8am to 4pm and 9am - 7pm on a Thursday. Alternative days and times available upon request.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|