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About me

My background
Life events made me reconsider my career and take the decision to train to be a counsellor. I bring my experience of facing my own challenges to my counselling, along with the skills I’ve acquired through my counselling training. I was born in Lancashire, but I’ve lived much my life abroad, moving to Liverpool three years ago. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a diversity and inclusion manager in a large professional services firm. I've also worked for the UK Civil Service, and as a English as a foreign language teacher.

My approach to counselling
Life tests us all the time. Although we are all being tested by the Covid-19 pandemic, you may also be grieving a loved one, losing a job, coming to terms with a physical or mental health condition, facing the end of a meaningful relationship, becoming a parent, having to move to a new country or city. Life's tests may cause us to lose a secure sense of who we are, and give us the feeling that we can't quite cope.

I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to help you find a way back to yourself, or discover a sense of self that feels right for where you are now. My approach provides you with the right environment to reflect and gain the self-awareness you need to find your way forward. Through counselling you can discover your strengths, increase resilience and develop an acceptance that will help you deal with life’s challenges.  

Grief counselling is my specialist area, but I welcome anyone who seeks the opportunity to be heard and understood.

It is good to talk. Give yourself the opportunity to share your struggles and gain from that experience.

Working with counselling students
I’m committed to offering counselling students and students studying to work in mental health a meaningful counselling experience that recognises the profound personal development that can take place in training. Counselling training demands a lot and a positive counselling relationship during this process not only enriches your learning about the counselling process, but enhances your growing self-awareness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a volunteer counsellor at Liverpool Bereavement Service for over 2 years and have worked at Liverpool’s Rotunda counselling service as a general counsellor. I am also a Samaritan listening volunteer.

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Continuing training workshops and courses
Mental Health First Aid England
Working with Bereaved Clients
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Person Centred Expressive Art Therapy
Human Givens – Couples Counselling

Member organisations


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

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.


I charge £40 per 50 minute in person session, £30 per 50 minute remote session.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


My in person practice hours are: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 2:00pm. Saturday 8:30am - 12:30pm. With remote counselling, I have additional hours on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Further information

Professional code of conduct
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for counsellors. This ensures that my clients receive a recognised professional standard of service that puts clients first.

Please contact me by e-mail or phone to ask me more about counselling and if it’s right for you, about my practice, and to see if you’d like to work with me.

60 Rodney Street
L1 9AD

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Nina Woods - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Nina Woods - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling