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About me

Hi, my name is Lauren and to begin with, I would like to acknowledge that you have taken the first step to finding a counsellor. Making the initial move can feel unnerving and possibly daunting, so I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit my profile.

Within this current climate, people are struggling more than ever and you may find yourself feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. It could be that you are struggling with everyday life or having relationship problems. You may feel you have lost yourself in some way or maybe your life has changed direction and you are not happy with the change. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, Blue Sky Counselling is here for you. 

I specialise in person centred counselling which means; I work at your pace and walk with you offering empathy and understanding with a non-judgemental attitude with whatever you may bring to the session. The space that I provide is confidential and supports each client individually and is tailored to suit your needs.

I work with people with a variety of problems/difficulties but I specialise in anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, depression, mood disorders and confidence issues.

I am qualified to work remotely which can be via zoom, WhatsApp, telephone or by SMS text service. I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor and an individual member of the (BACP) - British Association For counselling And psychotherapy; which means that I work alongside this ethical framework. 

When you are ready, please feel free to contact me for a free no obligation consultation and let's see if together we can help you to find your blue sky again.

Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 award in counselling concepts.
  • Level 3 award in counselling skills.
  • Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling.
  • Certificate for online and telephone counselling - counselling tutor.
  • CPD certificate in addiction.
  • CPD certificate in CBT - cognitive behavioural therapy.

I have had experience working with people with a range of problems/difficulties which include; anxiety, GAD, panic attacks, panic disorder, health anxiety, depression, phobias, anger management, life changes, low self-esteem/confidence, stress, bullying, miscarriage, pregnancy and birth, postnatal depression, addiction, family problems, sexuality, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation/divorce, carer support and bereavement.

I am currently seeking further development courses and training to ensure I am relevant and informed offering diversity and individuality.

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

£30.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Payments are made via Paypal or bank transfer.

Concessions are available so please contact to discuss.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I offer a 30 minute initial meeting, thereafter my fees per session are £30.00 per 50 minute session, I offer a 10% discount for care workers, NHS, students, trainee counsellors or unemployed.

Leigh
Greater Manchester
WN7

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Lauren Baxendale

Lauren Baxendale