Louise Bol

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B.A. PG Cert Experienced Counsellor/CBT Therapist/Supervisor
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Southport PR8 & Liverpool L2
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About me

Hello. I'm Louise.

Sometimes life can feel really tough! At times things can feel unbearable. 

Perhaps you've struggled with your anxiety, panic attacks or low mood/depression for some time? and now you feel you've had enough and it's time to get help to deal with it?

Or maybe something's happened in your life? and now you feel everything's become too difficult, or even unbearable for you?

Perhaps low self-esteem/low self confidence are holding you back from reaching your full potential?

Whatever your issue, you can see no clear way forward to deal with what is troubling you. Your friends and family might be trying to offer you support, but sometimes this isn't enough, or there are feelings or issues you just can't share with them. Perhaps they are the problem?

The time has come for you to get the support of a caring, experienced professional.

Getting the right support can make all the difference, and choosing the right counsellor, who you feel you can relate to, is very important, as our relationship is central to the work we will do together. Our first, free, 20 minute initial appointment will give you the time and space to decide.

As your counsellor, I'll listen to you, in confidence, without judging in any way. Being understood and accepted in this way develops your trust in our relationship. It then feels safer for you to express your thoughts and feelings, and so to begin to deal with your difficulties and to heal emotionally.

I am an experienced CBT therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) holding a Post Graduate Qualification in CBT. I use CBT to help clients with a whole range of issues, everything from anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, depression, phobias, addictions, stress, OCD, etc.

​I am also an experienced person-centred counsellor, which means I'll be offering you my genuine warmth, non-judgemental understanding, empathy and acceptance as we work together to explore whatever is troubling you. Through this process it is likely you will find your own answers.

Having these two approaches (Person-Centred and CBT) enables me to work with you in a flexible way, to best suit you, and the issues you are dealing with.

I have a dedicated counselling garden office in Southport which provides a warm, welcoming, and confidential space for us to work together. I work one day per week in Liverpool in a lovely city centre office (wheelchair accessible). 

I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss ways I am able to help you.

Whatever the difficulty you are experiencing, and however insurmountable it might seem at this moment in time, please don't struggle on alone, do get in touch with me.

Training, qualifications & experience


Louise Bol  B.A. (Hons), Post Graduate Cert. CBT. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy , Cert. Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. L1 & L2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) also known as Tapping. MBACP

I am a fully trained and experienced Person-Centred Counsellor.

I am an CBT therapist, holding a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT from the University of Salford & L5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT.

I am a trained Counselling Clinical Supervisor.

I am currently undertaking my MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.


I am experienced in working with clients using CBT to deal with range of issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), health anxiety, addictions, depression, low mood, OCD, etc.

I have experience in working with clients who are suffering bereavement and loss.

Currently, alongside my private counselling practice;-

  • I work one day a week as a Bereavement Counsellor for Liverpool Bereavement Service, where I use my experience in the field of bereavement counselling, and just as importantly, my empathy and compassion, to help clients try to find a way forward after losing someone important in their life.
  • Working as a volunteer for the Philippi Trust, Southport, I offer CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to clients to help them deal with a range of issues such as anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks, stress, social anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low-self esteem, anger management, addiction, Trauma-PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and many other issues.

My Background

I came into counselling as someone who has accessed counselling myself and seen the enormous benefits it can bring.

After losing someone very close to me it was the support of my bereavement counsellor which got me through. I could tell my counsellor things that I could not burden friends and family with. Being listened to and supported in this way helped me through some of my darkest days and feelings of devastation, and I now strive to offer the same support to my clients.

I am passionate about the difference counselling can make to peoples lives, and I am committed to working in a flexible way with my clients to help them live better, more accepting, and more fulfilling lives.

Additional Training and CPD

I consider ongoing training and professional development (CPD) as very important, helping me to increase and update my knowledge, therefore improving my understanding of issues my clients may bring.

In the last few years I have undertaken training in;

EFT (Tapping)                                                                                                  Gender Identity
Couples Counselling
Childhood Sexual Abuse
Safeguarding Children                                                             
Suicide Awareness
Transactional Analysis (T.A. )

Professional Issues

I am a Registered BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) therapist. MBACP Registration No. 369781 and fully abide by their Code of Ethics.

I am a (student) member of the BABCP - British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.

I have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Baring Service) Certificate

I am fully conversant with the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and comply with this to ensure my clients data is processed in line with this​.

Member organisations

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


All aspects of Loss -

Loss of identity, loss of role (e.g. carer), loss of job (e.g. redundancy, retirement), loss of status, loss of a relationship (e.g. separation, divorce, etc.), loss of contact with grandchildren, loss of home, loss of country/culture (e.g. people from other countries, asylum seekers, etc.), loss of financial security, loss of fertility, empty nest, loss of health, loss through bereavement, etc.


I know from personal and professional experience that bereavement is often an emotionally complex roller coaster. Alongside the initial devastating loss, there may be a number of other losses to deal with, for example, loss of identity, loss of financial security, etc. I use my skills as a bereavement counsellor to support people to deal with these losses, as well as the loss of their loved one.

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£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free, initial 20 minute consultation available, thereafter;

Individual Counselling/CBT session  £40 per 50 minute session

  • Appointments available face-to-face, via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, 'phone and 'Walk & Talk'
  • Appointments available weekdays, evenings.
  • Concessionary rates are available for keyworkers/low income & reduced rates for student/trainee counsellors.
  • Home visits are available by appointment.
  • Dedicated, welcoming counselling room.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer evening/early appointments, recognising some people are unable to attend for counselling during working hours. Please contact me to discuss a mutually suitable appointment time.

Further information

I understand it can be daunting to think about coming for counselling. You have already taken that first, difficult step by looking on the Counselling Directory. Finding the right counsellor for you, one you feel comfortable with, is essential.

My website, www.solacecounselling-southport.co.uk will give you more information, and if you feel I may be the right counsellor to work with you, contact me for a free, no commitment, 20 minute appointment which will let you decide.

Southport, Merseyside, PR8

Oriel Chambers, 14 Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 8TD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online, Telephone & Walk & Talk counselling also offered. My counselling room in Southport is a warm and inviting dedicated garden office. I work one day a week in Liverpool city centre - lift access. Both offer an emotionally safe & confidential space.

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In person

Person-Centred & CBT supervision that feels supportive/emotionally safe & when required is appropriately challenging to facilitate counsellor growth.

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