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About us

We provide a BACP Accredited Service for adults experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. We offer a professional counselling service provided by trained counsellors, or counsellors in training, with person centred, psychodynamic, CBT and integrative approaches.

We also provide a BACP Accredited Service to Children and Young People (from age 4 to 19) who have been affected by bereavement, separation or loss.

In addition, our Amparo suicide postvention service provides practical support to anyone who has been affected by suicide.

Occupational health counselling is provided via our VIDA service.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our counsellors are qualified to a minimum of Diploma level, through to Masters Degree.

Individual staff have additional qualifications including the Diploma in Casework Supervision and Postgraduate Diploma, with experience of delivering at least 100 hours, and up to 12,000 hours, of individual therapy.

Listening Ear has over 25 years of experience in delivering support to adults in Merseyside and is contracted by a number of local authorities in the region to deliver services.

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

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Additional information

£50+VAT per hour (negotiable for contracted work).

Further information

Our dedicated counselling rooms in Halewood, Whiston and Liverpool are available to hire by independent counsellors.  Please contact us for further details.

70, Church Road, Halewood, Merseyside, L26 6LB

174 Dragon Lane, Whiston, Liverpool, Merseyside, L35 3QY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Listening Ear (Merseyside)

Listening Ear (Merseyside)