BRAND NEW SERVICE - SINGLE SESSION THERAPY (SST) - STARTING NOW!! A new immediate, innovative and successful way of providing therapy - NO waiting lists involved! Please phone or email for advice and information - 07712 465545.
COVID has had a tremendous impact upon the mental health of some people who are experiencing difficult, severe or enduring life situations. This includes our key workers, health care professionals and medical staff. When NHS lists cannot be tolerated any longer consider getting in touch with me. When you believe that your mental wellness is your biggest priority, your ready to begin therapy.
I have been a Counsellor and CBT professional for 17 years. I work therapeutically with individual adults as a professional listener and facilitator to health, happiness and wellbeing. I am skilled at helping clients to understand their psychological and emotional processes so that we can get to the core of their issues and works towards positive, healthy improvement and change.
I am offering a variety of communication platforms (Zoom, Skype, Teams, phone) with the exception of face to face at this present time. Sessions last 50 minutes to an hour. As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to a professional Ethical Framework and I offer an excellent standard of therapy to all of my clients.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a scientifically tested therapy approach which focuses on creating positive change in the here and now. It is a powerful approach and can help to create lasting alternative and healthier ways to think, feel and behave. I have many success stories in my repertoire of therapy outcomes. Single Session Therapy (SST) integrates the various approaches I use; CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, TA, Solution Focused, ACT, Inner Child, there is so much on offer.
"I believe we all have a right to be heard - once that quiet inner VOICE within us feels and believes it is sufficiently safe, strong and confident, then it is ready to speak out and 'be'. And when it does, it will set you free..."
I am a skilled and very experienced counsellor; you will feel heard, achieve clarity, be understood and most of all you will become SELF AWARE with an ability to understand your own processes. Get in touch today to begin your own healing journey.
Additionally, I am a Counselling Supervisor for qualified counsellors only.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPCAB)
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) (NCFE)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (NCFE)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (BACP)
Certificate in Introduction to Counselling
101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis
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Personal Injury Therapy - CBT - PI Solicitors, Ellesmere Port and Cheshire
Online Certificate in Statement Analysis
Introductory and Online Training in Developmental Couples Counselling
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor and I supervise student and qualified counsellors using the excellent Hawkins & Shohet model.
Also, I provide Counselling Supervision for counsellors working at CRUSE, AGE UK, CSASS and Merseyside Youth Association.
I have a qualification in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) and am available to facilitate and co-facilitate counselling workshops and counselling training programmes.
Training / Workshops:
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
Cruse Bereavement Training
MIND Mentoring Training
Place2Be Initial Training
Inner Child Therapy
Hearing Voices - Jacqui Dillon
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Suicide - Dr Andrew Reeves
Rape and Sexual Abuse Training (RASA)
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP by Mary Ellen Copeland)
2018 - Introduction to Couples Counselling with Deborah Winderbourne, UKCP - offering integrative approach.
2018 - 2019 - The Couples Insitute, Ellyn Bader, Ph.D - www.CouplesInstituteTraining.com
2019 - ADHD Foundation - Workshop - Understanding and Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues
2021 - Single Session Therapy Workshop with Windy Dryden.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA)
Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service (CSASS)
Runcorn and Widnes Cancer Support Centre
MIND in Chester
General Practice, West Kirby and Wallasey
Family Tree (Working with Psychoses)
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) - I am currently practicing as a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Liverpool Institute of Professional Arts, Liverpool. I am a member of the core LIPA Counselling Team in the Student Support Department.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am skilled and experienced in working with clients who have experienced trauma, abuse and attachment issues. Also, below are some of the core issues I have experience with:
* Survivors of organised religious cults
* Pre and post natal depression including puerperal psychosis
* Therapist abuse
* Childhood abuse, trauma and attachment issues
* Bi-polar Affective Disorder
* IBS and Anxiety
* Paranoid Personality Disorder
* Narcissistic and Sociopathic Personality Disorders
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Counselling sessions via phone or video
Initial 20 minute Counselling Session - Free
Single Session Therapy (SST) - £70 (including pre-session, Single Session lasting 1 hour, Follow Up lasting half an hour)
Individual Counselling Session - £50 per one hour session
Supervision 1.5 hours - £40 per hour (£60 per 1.5 hour session)
'Early bird and twilight sessions available'
Between 0900-2100, Monday - Friday
Early bird and twilight sessions available.
Skype, Zoom, Teams, Phone
* This Loss, poetry collection, Authorhouse, 2012 (Amazon Books)
* Article - July 2018 - Cosmopolitan On-Line- 'What Seeing a Therapist is Like':
* Article - August 2018 - Refinery29 On-Line Lifestyle Magazine -
'Psychotherapist Is The New Yoga Teacher: Everyone Wants To Be One'
by EMMA LEDGER