Liane Whiteley

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Counsellor MBACP (Accredited) and Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor 2008 and set up my Private Practice in 2011. In my work  I use a variety of theories and skills to help you better understand the ways in which you relate to certain situations and how behaviours can be changed in order to enhance your life.

I believe that by providing you with the opportunity to talk openly and explore your feelings and emotions in a confidential setting, we can work together to make positive changes in your life. Whether you are struggling with your relationships, finding it hard to manage your Anger or have simply recognised that life has become a chore, counselling may be able to help.

As young children we learn strategies to help us cope but these can become unhelpful in later years. Together, and at your pace, we will look at what is troubling you and the possible reasons for it, allowing you the opportunity to have a better insight into yourself and your relationships with others.

If you are currently living with anxiety, depression, or recognise that your thoughts have become negative and seem to have 'taken control', Mindfulness may be a useful tool for you to learn. If this sounds of interest and you would like to know more about it, please check out the Mindfulness page on my website .(

As a working mum, I understand the pressures that life can bring to us all at certain times and the importance of taking some 'time out' to reflect. Working from my home allows me to offer a safe, confidential environment for you to work through your difficulties, whatever they may be, without feeling judged.

With 12 years experience working as a school counsellor I am also able to empathise and relate to the challenges that our Young People and Children are facing. I offer a creative and relaxed space for them to start to understand what is making their life difficult and learn new techniques and coping strategies.

I have many years experience helping clients to overcome difficulties with Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety and Bereavement. I am also experienced in working with people living with Autism and Special Educational Needs.

As a BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) Accredited counsellor, I abide by their Code of Ethics and this ensures that we will be working safely together.

I offer counselling on a 1:1 basis to Adults, Young People and Children.

I am also able to offer a Supervision service to counsellors and those working in caring professions.

Please contact me for further details or to discuss your individual needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • BACP Accreditation
  • Introductory Course in Family Therapy
  • CRUSE Bereavement Training
  • Diploma in the Art and Craft of Supervision
  • Foundation Child Protection Training
  • Brief Solution Focussed Therapy Course
  • Anger Therapy Course
  • Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (British Institute of Mindfulness)
  • Parenting Education Skills
  • 7 years experience working with children living with Special Educational Needs and Autism
  • Co Author of 'Effective Communications' Workshop delivered to Schools
  • Associate counsellor for Relate Cornwall

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Attachment Disorder


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information


Free 30 min  Initial Assessment
£50.00 per session thereafter

CHILDREN (Under 16 years)
Free 30 min Initial Assessment
£45.00 per session thereafter


£45 per hour

Some concessions are available depending on circumstance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

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In person

So what is supervision? A definitionSupervision is a therapeutic space which allows counsellors, or other professionals, to reflect upon, challenge and practice their working skills.

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Liane Whiteley
Liane Whiteley