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Liam Grimsey, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered MBACP

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2EF
07757 310912 07757 310912

About me


Addiction is prevalent in our society today. It is our way of coping with our feelings, struggles with ourselves or others, either past or present.

Commonly addiction is misunderstood and stigmatised, often perceived as a moral failing, which it is not.

If you or a loved one is struggling with any form of addiction I can help. I have personal experience of living with addiction and being in recovery from my own.

I understand the conflicting feelings, the pain of regret and that sense of powerlessness.

I have worked extensively with addictions to a multitude of substances, including:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opiates
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines, including Christal Meth
  • Ketamine
  • MCAT, Spice etc
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • I have also worked with various addictive behaviours including:
  • Gambling
  • Sex and love addiction
  • Co-dependency
  • Pornography
  • Shopping
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • OCD

If you are reading this and considering seeking guidance and support with your problem, with any behaviour or substance, be it food, sex, gambling, alcohol or drugs. Can I encourage you to take this first step, to acknowledge the issue with another person is the beginning of a transformation for so many. Don’t suffer on your own, there are answers, and there is a way out of this.

How can I help?

As a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I can help you to understand yourself and your situation. What underlying factors may exist for you that could explain your struggle to control a particular behaviour or misuse of a substance such as alcohol or drugs.

I have worked in the field of addiction professionally as a therapist for the past 10 years. This has been in different settings from a Nottingham city hostel, GP surgeries throughout Ilkeston and Nottingham, probation services, drug and alcohol charities and in partnership with the NHS. As a trained SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) facilitator, I have previously set up and run SMART recovery groups in the community.

I currently work part-time alongside my private practice as a therapist in a private residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic based in Nottinghamshire. I therefore am facilitating group therapy, 1:1 sessions, recovery groups, psychosocial interventions, mindfulness and other strategies on a weekly basis to assist people from all walks of life gain freedom from their addictions.

My BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy was gained in 2014 from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and is validated by Coventry University. I am registered with the BACP and am a current member (MBACP). This means my private work is professionally supervised to specific scales and my on-going continued professional development is also met.

My degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy itself is Humanistic and Integrative in approach. This means I draw upon many different theories and interventions from a wide range of therapeutic modalities. I can therefore adapt my approach to the unique needs of each client that I work with.

Please call for any further information.

Warm regards.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy obtained through The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This qualification is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited degree course and therefore I am BACP registered am also a BACP member.

Alongside my private practice, I currently work as a therapist for a private residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic based in Nottinghamshire.

I have past experience working as an alcohol worker for 2 years and as a substance misuse counsellor for one year where I also facilitated a weekly SMART recovery group based in Ilkeston. Having worked in this field for the past 10 years addiction is a specialist area of interest and expertise. I am a qualified SMART recovery group facilitator.

Previous to the above I have provided counselling for a family and children's charity based in Nottinghamshire, a GP surgery in St Anne's Nottingham and a Nottingham hostel. All of which involved both short and long term therapy.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence or self-esteem, serious health issues, relationship issues - including abusive relationships, anger and loss. I have also worked with trauma and issues which have their roots from childhood.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling sad
  • Relationship issues
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Porn addiction
  • Alcohol dependence
  • Drug addiction
  • Shame
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Negative thinking
  • Self-critic
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence
  • Food addiction
  • Compulsive spending
  • Gambling addiction
  • Self-harm
  • Insecurity
  • Marriage problems
  • Anger

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy


I am happy to offer an initial phone consultation free of charge. This can help you and I ascertain the suitability of us working together.

Further information

Please visit my website for more information.

Magnolia Therapy Centre
354 Mansfield Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Zoom meetings available.


Weekday evenings from 18.00 and daytime Tuesday.

Types of client

Older adults
Liam Grimsey, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered MBACP

Liam Grimsey, BSc (Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Registered MBACP