Louise Warren MBACP BSc (Hons) Couns, Dip. Couns.
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, your 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 in which 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.
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
BSc (Hons) Counselling (First class)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy
As well as a private practice, I have worked with clients within an NHS setting, and a breadth of experience in bereavement counselling in a local hospice. I have also taught counselling from introductory level up to diploma level.
During this time I have worked with a diverse range of presenting issues, including depression, grief, loss and bereavement, stress, relationship issues, separation and divorce, identity issues, pregnancy, post-natal depression, self-harm, domestic violence, family problems, anxiety, sexual abuse, sexuality, self-esteem, abortion, pet bereavement, amongst others.
My professional development is something I take seriously. I make sure I attend workshops, seminars and conferences on various topics in order to keep up to date and to expand my knowledge further. For example: grief and loss, bereavement in children and young people, therapeutic writing, Mental Health First Aid, Existential Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Sessions last for 1 hour and are charged at £35 per session, or £25 for counselling diploma 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.
Daytime and some evening sessions available, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available - please email or call to discuss your needs.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|