Barry Carruthers

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Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Service.
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Chester CH2 & Liverpool L1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy has been providing counselling for many years. I understand that taking the step can be very scary and overwhelming. but if you can find the courage to take the first step, it can be life changing for you. 

my degree is Applied Psychology thats way I am able to  work across a wide range of psychological and emotional modalities, as I believe that "one size dose not fit all" . 

  • let me help you to explore, understand and unpick the things that are causing your difficulties in your life. 
  • I will help you to take back control of your life and take actions to find solutions and resolutions that will empower you. 
  • I will help you to gain a deeper understanding of your difficulties and develop your awareness and knowledge of your internal constructs. 
  • I will help you gain a better range of coping strategies that will enable you to rebuild and move forward with your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Applied Psychology, BSc Hons. (LJMU)
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP (Accredited)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (NOS)  
  • Diploma EDMR Therapist (ALP)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy (NCHP)

I have many years of experience working as a Psychotherapist across a range of clinical setting. I am the owner of Beautiful Minds Talking Therapy Services Ltd, and have clinics in Liverpool, Chester and on the Wirral.

I have worked for the NHS across a number of GP practises supporting a wide range of emotional and psychological issues. I have worked for Action for Children within a number of secondary Schools as a therapist helping to supporting children and adolescence with a range of emotional and psychological issues. I have worked in a Women's Enterprise Breakthrough-Charity, supporting a wide range of emotional and psychological issue and I have experience working in Medical Legal companies supporting trauma victims.

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

On your first counselling session we will spend time going through the counselling agreement together, this will outline how I work as a therapist and what you can expect from the counselling process. We will then spend time exploring you concerns and presenting issues and what you would like to gain from your counselling sessions.

All my clinics are sanitised each day and a recommended safe space of 2 meters is also in place to help minimise the risk of Covid-19.

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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Sessions: 

One Hour Face to Face & online Individual Counselling Session: £70.00

Block Booking of 6 sessions, £370.00 

Corporate Sessions: 
One hour face to face or online sessions: £75.00 + VAT

Free 20 Minute Phone Consultations

When I work


Mondays 10.00 am - 7pm.

Tuesdays 10.00 am-7 pm,

Wednesdays 10.00 am- 7pm,

Thursdays 10.00 am - 7pm.

Fridays 10.00 am - 7pm.

55 Hoole Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3NJ

Eighty Eight Rodney Street Ltd, 88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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