I work with individuals and couples. My guess is that you'd like to feel better than you do right now. I can help you. You've already made that first step by visiting here. I will guide you with care through the next steps.
You might feel a bit unsure about therapy. If so, that’s perfectly natural. The benefits of therapy are proven. But maybe you're worried about what therapy is like. Perhaps you don’t want to dig up the past and all the upset it involves. You just want things to get better. I get that.
Here’s some good news. You don’t have to dig into the past unless you really want to. There is another way to heal, and that’s what I specialise in.
So whether you want to talk about your history, or whether you want to deal with the here and now, I can help.
If you are struggling right now, I know how painful and difficult that can feel. Simply by reading this, I can see that you are wanting something better. I know how to help you to make that happen.
As Director of The Liverpool Psychotherapy Practice, it is so satisfying to see you live the life you truly want. You deserve this help and support. You don’t have to it alone. Come and see me and we can get started.
I am able to work with all kinds of issues and struggles. Yet I have a particular interest in
- couples therapy
- anxiety and anxiety-driven issues
- adults who experienced childhood trauma
I use a number of different approaches in my work. I think it is important for a therapist to be flexible enough to tailor sessions to your needs. You are an individual after all. Therapy is not one size fits all.
My fundamental approach is to build your strengths, not heap more problems onto you.
You already have amazing personal qualities. You already have strategies that have worked for you in the past. You’ve gotten this far despite the struggles you face. So I start from the standpoint that you’re already pretty incredible.
We will be using many of those strengths and strategies as part of your unique recipe for the change you want now.
The aim is for you to have the support and insight you need to bring you the future you long for.
What would life look like if your past no longer got in the way of your future?
We answer that question together and then work jointly to bring that future into reality.
My expectation is that you’ll find working with me supportive, enjoyable and exciting. It may sound strange but, even though it is a safe place for tears, there are often far more smiles and laughter in our sessions.
I have a strong interest in the role of physiology in therapy too.
I understand that trauma is stored in the body. During our sessions, I use this awareness of how our nervous system works. Often, changing the state will change the story we tell ourselves. There are many ways to soothe the nervous system so that we no longer feel in an ongoing state of anxiety or depression.
In sessions, I flexibly use aspects of Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Nonviolent Communication, and Transactional Analysis.
Who I Work With
I work one to one with adults, and I work with couples.
I have helped people struggling with
- career changes
- social anxiety
- work-related stress
- lack of motivation
- relationship difficulties
- major life changes
- childhood domestic violence
- limiting beliefs that get in your way
- reclaiming lost emotions
- finding your voice
- using emotions well
- feeling worthless
- performance anxiety
- creative struggles for performers and artists
- unfulfilled potential
- handling retirement
- getting your old self back
- family difficulties
- childhood neglect
This is more than a job to me. It’s a passion. I’ve always been someone who wants to change the world and make it a better place. Therapy allows us to do that one person at a time.
But of course, when we change for the better, those benefits ripple outwards to those we love and interact with. Positive change is never one person at a time. It always impacts many.
There is nothing more satisfying for me than seeing you start living the life you truly want.
You deserve help and support. You don’t have to make these changes alone. I’m here to help you find that change and support you on your journey towards the future you want.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am the Director of The Liverpool Psychotherapy Practice in Rodney Street, Liverpool.
I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
I am a member and former board member of the UK Association For Solution Focused Practice
I was trained at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and the South Manchester Centre for Psychotherapy
Organisations who have used my services include the UK Home Office, Lush Cosmetics, Riverside Housing Association, and Liverpool John Moores University.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Polyvagal theory
- Narrative therapy
Photos & videos
Each session lasts 55 minutes
£60 per one-to-one therapy session
£85 per couples therapy session
Before I was a therapist, I spent over a decade as a professional musician and songwriter. Yet I find therapy a much more exciting creative space. Together we create the change you want in your life.
You can read my personal professional blog on psychotherapy and personal development at http://alunparry.com/blog
There is some on road parking available on Rodney Street itself. This is not free parking and is not always available due to other cars already being parked there.
The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral has an extensive car park and is only a short walk away.
Other car park options include the Central Station Car Park on Heathfield Street or the multi storey car park on Mount Pleasant.
The nearest railway station is Liverpool Central Station, which is an 11 minute walk away.
The following buses stop within walking distance of Rodney Street: 10, 10A, 61, 79, 79D, 86A
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon- Fri 10am-5.45pm
For specific availability see my online diary
Types of client