Louise Warren

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MBACP, MSc
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Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling, or feeling a little lost at the moment? Perhaps you are wondering if it would be helpful to talk to a professional about your feelings, concerns or some past experiences?

Hi and welcome. My name is Louise Warren and I am a qualified and experienced BACP registered counsellor based in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Going to counselling (especially for the first time) can be daunting, and it is so important to feel heard, understood and accepted by your counsellor. My aim is to offer a safe environment where you can express and explore your feelings and experiences at your own pace, without fear of being shamed, judged, or feeling forced into a particular course of action.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I work within a code of ethics and that you can expect me to work in a way which is professional and respectful.

I can offer long or short-term counselling, depending on your needs. At the heart of it, my way of working is based around the relationship between counsellor and client being the most important ingredient in successful counselling. Finding a counsellor that you feel safe with and comfortable talking to is essential.

Getting started...

The first step is to give me a call, or email me to arrange a free 30 minute session. This is an opportunity to meet, talk and get a sense of whether or not coming for counselling might be helpful, and if I am the right counsellor for you. If you would like to continue, we would then arrange regular sessions together on an agreed day and time.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling: Contemporary Creative Approaches

BSc (Hons) Counselling (First class)

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

BSc Psychology

Certificate in Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy

Compassion Focused Therapy training


As well as my private practice, I currently work with survivors of domestic abuse at a women's centre.

I have previously worked within an NHS setting, and have several years experience of bereavement counselling in a local hospice. In the past I have taught counselling from introductory level up to diploma level.

During this time I have worked with a diverse range of issues, including depression, grief, loss and bereavement, stress, trauma, separation and divorce, identity, domestic abuse, body confidence, anxiety, sexual abuse, issues relating to sexuality and gender identity, self-esteem, abortion, pet bereavement, amongst others.

My professional development is something I take seriously. I make sure I regularly attend workshops and conferences, and read widely in order to keep up to date and to expand my knowledge. For example: working with shame, grief and loss, trauma, therapeutic writing, expressive arts therapy, compassion focused therapy.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions last for 1 hour and are charged at £40 per session, or £30 for counselling students – please ask.

An initial consultation session of 30 minutes is free of charge, in order to establish if counselling may be of help and how we might work together. This is a chance for you to talk about what brings you to counselling, ask any questions you may have, and for us to discuss practical issues. The most important thing is to find a counsellor you are comfortable with, and so of course there is absolutely no obligation to continue working with me if you feel it is not for you.

When I work

Daytime and some evening appointments available - please email or call to discuss your needs.

Further information

Daytime and some evening sessions available, please get in touch to discuss your needs.

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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Louise Warren
Louise Warren