Hi, I’m Louise and I am a qualified counsellor specialising in Person-Centred therapy. My focus is to build and establish an accepting and trusting relationship with you and to offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential therapeutic space where your experiences of life will be heard and your emotional wellbeing will be supported. You and your unique issues and needs are my central concern.
I work with a diverse range of adults and young people on a one to one basis and have established face to face and online counselling experience within private and voluntary organisations including Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, West Cheshire Bereavement Service and Childline.
My background involves working with clients who are experiencing or have experienced anxiety, distress, abuse, trauma, complexities surrounding grief and loss, childhood related issues, perinatal mental health, issues surrounding shame and self-worth, relationship difficulties including couples, family and parent/child relationships and living with uncertainty. I also offer trauma focussed counselling establishing safety and stability around traumatic experiences and processing trauma memories.
Each person has an individual way of experiencing life’s difficulties and counselling can facilitate the steps in making sense of things. I believe we all have the ability to change and grow. The benefits of counselling can include:
*improved coping capabilities
*clarification of confused thoughts and feelings
*enhanced personal insight
*the potential to move forward
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member with the BACP with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling. I have established counselling experience within private practice and voluntary organisations. I also have over ten years’ experience working in the education sector.
MA Clinical Counselling (distinction): Research focus - mental health and pregnancy
BA Hons Primary Education and Religious Studies
I currently volunteer for Tomorrow's Women Wirral
Continued Professional development:
Certificate in Counselling Online: covid-19 primer (BACP)
Making trauma therapy safer (Babette Rothschild)
Working safely and therapeutically with domestic abuse (BACP)
Working with Shame (POD’S)
Dealing with Distress: Working with suicide and self-harm
Using Creative Arts Online Therapy
Somatic Strategies to Address the Interplay Between Shock and Developmental Trauma (Diane Poole Heller and Peter Levine)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Friday
Day time and evening appointments
Face to face, Phone, WhatsApp video and Zoom sessions available
Making the first step to start or continue counselling may feel daunting and challenging. Please feel free to get in touch and I will endeavour to answer any queries you may have about how counselling may work for you and how we can work together.