Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)
1 Old Hall Street
88 Rodney Street
0151 251 0151 / 07967 921933
I am a professionally qualified and BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, with 17 years experience, providing individual and couple counselling, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), on a short-term and long-term basis in an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Sessions take place in a caring and professional environment, which is sufficiently challenging to effect change. Working together we can help you gain better understanding of yourself, to overcome obstacles in your life, and reach your goals.
I work with people on a wide range of issues. My expertise lies in the areas of: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anger management, stress, compulsive lying and sexual identity.
My approach to counselling/psychotherapy
There are a number of different approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. I work primarily using CBT, Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which all have a strong evidence base. The quality of the therapeutic relationship contributes to a positive outcome in counselling, which is very important in my work.
I offer a non-judgemental approach, without discrimination on such grounds as sex, race, religion, class, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in various settings within the private sector, NHS and voluntary sector.
My experience of working with clients encompasses a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life, including different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society) – Birkbeck College, University of London
MSc Counselling Psychology (accredited by the British Psychological Society) – City University, London
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – CPPD Counselling School, London
Certificate of Proficiency – the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am an individual member of the following professional bodies and abide by their codes of ethics and am bound by their complaints procedures: the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) including its Division of Counselling Psychology.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I am a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Continuing Professional Development
I have also attended numerous courses in specialist areas, including: Anger, Anxiety, Bisexuality, Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Couple Counselling, Depression, Diversity, Gender and Sexual Diversity, Health Anxiety, Imagery Rescripting, Incorporating Strengths to Build Resilience, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Mental Health, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Schema Therapy and Social Anxiety.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Adjusting to changes in your life
- Compulsive lying
- Lesbian, gay or bisexual identity
- Marriage difficulties
- Self-destructive behaviour
- Sexual minority issues
- Unhappiness in childhood
- Weight issues
- Work/life balance
The fee is £50 (before 6pm) and £55 (6pm) for individuals and £70 (before 6pm) and £75 (6pm) for couples.
I am a registered provider with Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna and VitalityHealth insurance companies.
My Old Hall Street consulting room is located in the business district directly opposite Merseyrail's Moorfields station. Trains run on the Northern Line between Southport, Ormskirk and Hunts Cross, and the Wirral Line between West Kirby, New Brighton, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Lime Street. The following bus routes stop nearby: 54, 82D, 86D, 135, 235, 838. A limited number of car parking bays are available on Old Hall Street. This consulting room is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
My Rodney Street consulting room is at no. 88, which is located at the cathedral end of Rodney Street. Car parking is available outside the house using parking meters, or in Liverpool Cathedral car park. Rodney Street is a 5 minute taxi ride from Liverpool Lime Street Station. Unfortunately this consulting room is not wheelchair accessible.
My Ullet Road consulting room in L17 is close to Sefton Park and Smithdown Road. It is accessible via the following bus routes: 60, 75, 76, 80, 80A, 80E, 86, 86A, 86C, 86D, 201 and 699. Parking is available in nearby Lathbury Lane and Greenbank Drive. This consulting room is fully accessible to wheelchair users. For disabled drivers prioirty parking can be arranged in advance outside the building.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12.00-6.50pm at 1 Old Hall Street, L3 9HF; Thursdays 11.00am-6.50pm at 125A Ullet Road, L17 2AB; and Fridays 12.00-6.20pm at 88 Rodney Street, L1 9AR
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|