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
Compassion Focused Therapy training
Currently studying an MSc in Creative Psychotherapy
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: working with shame, grief and loss, trauma, therapeutic writing, expressive arts therapy, compassion focused therapy.
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
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.
Daytime and some evening appointments available - please email or call to discuss your needs.
Daytime and some evening sessions available, please get in touch to discuss your needs.