Louise Jewkes

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Crewe, Cheshire, CW1
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About me

I am a BACP Accredited trauma informed counsellor, trained to practice EMDR. I am based in Crewe, Cheshire. I am also Level 1 in EMDR for children.

Trauma can form in response to any experience which you have found distressing or overwhelming. The experience may have been violent or psychological. As a result, you may find yourself exhibiting effects such as anxiety, poor concentration, trouble sleeping, or mood swings. If these are getting in the way of your daily life then it may be a sign that professional help is required to process the memories of what happened.

That is where EMDR comes in.

EMDR is a form of therapy often used when dealing with trauma. It is an interactive therapy technique, and the process can be broken down into 8 phases. The more complex the trauma, the more sessions are required, but it is believed that 12 sessions are usually enough. The treatment specifically would see you recount traumatic memories while I guide you through rapid eye movements. These movements trigger a part in your brain which helps to sort out and organise the distressing memories so that the symptoms lessen. We will first go through steps to create a safe space for you to fall back to, and communication is key to keeping you comfortable throughout.

In other words, EMDR collects core traumatic memories and files them away in a careful and organised manner, alleviating the effects of trauma. It is not hypnosis, and these memories will still exist, but your brain will have processed them in such a way that you can continue with your day to day life.

In 2012, a study showed that 77% of those who used EMDR therapy found that their symptoms of anxiety and depression had alleviated, their low self-esteem had improved, and that the therapy successfully eased hallucinations.

I am also a person-centred counsellor, with experience of working with adults, children, and young people (aged 5-19).

I regularly keep up to date with new research in psychotherapy to improve and adapt the way that I practice to get the best results for those I work with. My work is flexible to your needs and I hold communication to be very important. If something is not working for you, we can find a way around it so that these sessions suit you.

I have the most experience working with issues such as:

Addiction (with both client and parent if necessary)
Anger issues
Attachment issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Low mood
Low self-esteem
Stress with exams
Parent’s separation
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Racial Abuse
Relationship problems
Suicidal thoughts and idealisation

Feel free to contact me for more information. If making phone calls causes anxiety then I would be happy to communicate with you via email or over text.

I am also comfortable with holding sessions over video calls or by telephone in these trying times. As a former intensive care nurse, my heart goes out to all staff working in critical care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young People’s Health

  • Level 3 City & Guilds Award in Education and Training

  • PODS Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals

  • PODS Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation

  • PODS Working with Dissociation
  • Level 1 Dialectical Therapy

  • Level 1 CBT for eating disorders

  • EMDR


  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Foundation in Art Therapy - University of Chester
  • BACP Accredited


  • 5 years experience as a young person’s counsellor
  • Have previously worked as a counsellor for North Staffs Mind
  • I volunteer for a charity that specialises in abuse counselling
  • I have run drop-in sessions for people with mental health counselling

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developmental trauma & Complex PTSD


£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 for 60 mins of standard counselling

£70 for 60 mins of EMDR

When I work

Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm

Crewe, Cheshire, CW1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme