Louise Heywood

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Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8US
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me


People go for counselling for many different reasons. Some seek counselling for specific things such as anxiety, depression, or relationship problems or difficulties in intimate or sexual relationships. Some look for support in discovering what they want out of life, how to go about getting it and what this might mean.  Sometimes we know something is wrong but we can't find a way to put it right. 

Over the past 12 years I have been a counsellor at a number of counselling organisations and worked in private practice.  I have a particular interest in working with clients to improve their relationships.   I am currently a sex therapist in training - sex therapy is a type of talking therapy that’s designed to help you achieve sexual satisfaction and resolve any difficulties you’re having in your intimate and sexual relationships.

I work with individuals and partners of all sexual orientations, gender identities and relationship preferences to help you make sense of things and work with you on whatever is troubling you.

My approach to counselling is based not on what worked for someone else, but on finding out what can work for you. I believe that counselling can really help – when you’re ready and with the right counsellor for you. It’s the strength of the counselling relationship that means you can start to talk things through, discover what you want and begin to live life how you want.

I understand that it's  not easy. Sometimes taking that first step seems scary, or you might be questioning why you aren’t able to just get on with things yourself. Maybe you simply don't know where to start. Please take that first step and get in touch. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you want to try counselling and to discuss how we think it might be able to help you.  Please get in touch through the Counselling Directory, or you can book online via my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Learning

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.
– Diploma in Clinical Sexology and Relationship Therapy (pending) Accredited by Pink Therapy
– Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
– Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
– The Happiness Club Trainer
– Corporate Resilience Workshops with The Happiness Club
– Emotional Management Programmes for Schools with The Happiness Club
– Working with couples and compulsive sexual behaviours
– LGBTQ+ Awareness and Allyship
– Neurodiversity Awareness
– Relationships and Couple Counselling
– Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
– Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (M-CBT)
– Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
– Mindfulness for Counsellors
– Mindful Leadership
– Mindfulness in the Workplace
– Coaching for Professional Development

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 - £79.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you discover how counselling might be able to help and decide if you want to try counselling.  After that, I charge £79 per hour and offer hour and half-hour appointments (£40).

Discounts are available for blocks of 4 or 6 appointments.

I am in my final months of training to specialise in psychosexual therapy.  While I complete my training, I am providing discounted sex therapy sessions to support individuals experiencing:

  • Erection problems
  • Premature/early ejaculation
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Pain and penetration problems

When I work

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Further information

We can arrange appointments to suit your diary - I don't expect you to come weekly or to sign up for a minimum number of sessions.

1A Blakemere Drive, Kingsmead, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8US

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I counsel in a ground floor room. There is step free access from the kerb and a small step at the front door.

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Louise Heywood
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