Lauren Newcombe BSc (Hons)
About Me: I am a person-centred counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire and also work closely with integrative counselling, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy which I offer either upon request or by assessing the needs of each individual.
Counselling and Mental Health have been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old and at age 19 I began my training in Counselling & Psychotherapy, having graduated as fully qualified aged 23.
I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental person which also reflects within my role as a counsellor. I am flexible, approachable and reasonable and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
The Process: The counselling process can be daunting for some as some sessions can involve unpleasant subjects, emotions and memories being explored. However, I assure you that each session is the individual’s space to discuss what they choose, when they choose. I am privileged to support others during this emotional journey in life and will work alongside you at a pace that suits you.
How does it help?: I truly believe in using talking therapies as a way of reaching a more peaceful and calm place in life as many of us struggle with our own daily battles, which can always be assessed and addressed through counselling. A quote from the famous Carl Rogers confirms this - “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction and not a destination.”
Training, qualifications & experience
Training: My training first began at Jo Edwards Training in Rodney Street, Liverpool, where I completed my Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts in 2011.
I then embarked on my professional training at the University of Salford in 2012, where I studied BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice and graduated in 2016.
During my training I completed professional placement at Harmony Counselling & Hypnotherapy in St Helens, Merseyside, where I accomplished over 100 hours of working with clients with a variety of real life issues.
Employment: I have also worked for Footsteps for families who work alongside the local recovery centre by supporting the family/loved ones of clients with issues surrounding substance misuse. This included working with children aged 11-17 where I would support them within school time and provide respite during the school holidays.
Now I work for PAM Group as a counsellor and case worker, supporting workers from various companies through our EAP (Employee Assist Programme).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Fees: Fees for 45-60 minute sessions are £40 but all consultations are free of charge, which I would recommend before starting counselling.
Telephone and email sessions between 45-60 minutes are £30.
Along with people I am also very passionate about animals and I am an activist against animal cruelty.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
17:30-20:00 weekdays and from 10:00-19:00 weekends.
Types of client