Dr. Liddy Carver Registered MBACP (Accred), PhD Counselling
Life can be hard – we all encounter stressful and challenging life events such as relationship breakdown, family and work-related problems, illness or bereavement, to name a few. During these often difficult times talking to an experienced, professional therapist can really make a difference.
Asking for help can be difficult and it is important to find the right compassionate, knowledgeable and non-judgemental person for you. That is where Dr Liddy Carver can help. Fully trained, accredited, registered and insured, she offers person-centred counselling and psychotherapy, helping a variety of people to enhance their sense of well-being.
Based in Cheshire, I am a highly qualified person-centred 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. My previous experience as Managing Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research and as a Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader in Counselling in Higher Education, and my current role as a clinical supervisor for counselling practitioners and students, 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
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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- The benefits of couples therapy before Christmas
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
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