Dr. Liddy Carver Registered MBACP (Accred), PhD Counselling
Counselling helps when our usual ways of dealing with unhappiness are no longer working. I provide a safe, professional and confidential talking therapy service for adults who may struggle with a variety of distressing issues, such as anxiety, relationship issues, panic and depression. My work is influenced by the Person-Centred Approach based on the principles of acceptance, empathic understanding and congruence (self-awareness and genuineness). This approach enables me to work ethically, providing people with the opportunity to create significant and lasting change for themselves.,
Based in Cheshire, I am a highly qualified therapist with a PhD in Counselling. As an experienced BACP Registered and Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I am bound by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and keep up to date with developments in the profession.
My therapeutic experience over the past seven years includes work in a university counselling service, national and independent not for profit organisations, and an occupational health department of a city hospital. I have a wide-ranging knowledge of how the mind and body respond to traumatic events and a lot of experience working with anxiety and depression.
I have published in Illness, Crisis and Loss, and in 2017 contributed a regular, monthly Research into Practice feature in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s monthly magazine Therapy Today. I am Managing Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research and was a Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader in Counselling in Higher Education. This combination of skill set, and expertise, gives me the edge when helping people with complex needs from all walks of life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Ph.D. A Co-operative Inquiry into Counselling and Psychotherapy Trainers’ Inter and Intra-Personal Concerns and Challenges in a Higher Education Context
- M.A. (Distinction) Clinical Counselling
- Registered Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (MBACP Accred.)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Postgraduate Certificate (level 7) Clinical Supervision
- Training (Continuous Professional Development)
I specialise in providing help with anxiety/panic attacks, depression, trauma, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, bereavement, childhood associated issues and self-harm. I have attended workshops on a wide range of issues: sexual violence; child protection basic awareness; trauma; somatic trauma; domestic violence; sex, gender and sexuality; group work and group facilitation; counselling suicidal clients; introduction to gestalt therapy; existentialism; and the challenge of relational depth in therapy.
I have written and presented on a wide variety of topics such as: mental health, criminal victimisation and epistemic injustice; twenty-first century predicaments; student counselling; violent offenders; workplace issues; therapy processes; reflexivity; and counselling training.
I am an external examiner for several counselling programmes, and have been a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and Illness, Crisis and Loss. I was also a lay member of Stockport Safeguarding Board and a co-opted member of Stockport Child Sexual Exploitation Forum.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
* Personal development
* Managing relationships in the workplace
* Performance-related issues at work
* Medico-legal treatment
* Family issues
£55 per therapy session for individuals (50 minutes)
£65 per therapy session for couples (60 minutes)
£75 per therapy session for couples (75 minutes)
£25 per individual for group therapy sessions.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Clinical supervision fulfils three main functions; gatekeeping (ensuring client safety), supporting supervisees’ professional competency, and enhancing client treatment outcomes. Supervision can support professional development and growth by enabling an environment which encourages self-reflection.