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About me

About me
I am a professionally qualified and BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 years experience. I provide counselling for individuals and couples, 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. During the coronavirus outbreak I am providing all counselling sessions via secure video meeting software.

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.

My expertise
I work with people on a wide range of issues. My expertise lies in the areas of: social anxiety, low self-esteem and compulsive lying. I also help people with depression, generalised anxiety, phobias, anger management, stress, relationship difficulties and sexuality.

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. My methods are influenced by Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Therapy, which help people develop their strengths and work towards solutions. 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 or sexual orientation.

You can see my availability and book an appointment at: https://clientportal.powerdiary.com/clientportal/freshinsight

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience
I have worked in various settings within the private sector, NHS and voluntary sector.

My experience of working with clients covers a wide range of issues with clients from all walks of life, including different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and sexual orientations.

My qualifications
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)

Professional memberships
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.

Continuing Professional Development
I have also attended numerous courses in specialist areas, including: Anger, Anxiety, Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Couple Counselling, Death Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Health Anxiety, Imagery Rescripting, Incorporating Strengths to Build Resilience, LGBT issues, Low Self-Esteem, Mindfulness, Nutrition and Mental Health, Schema Therapy and Social Anxiety.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Adjusting to changes in your life
  • Assertiveness
  • Co-dependency
  • Compulsive lying
  • Guilt
  • Jealousy
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual or pansexual identity
  • Marriage difficulties
  • Redundancy
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-destructive behaviour
  • Self-sabotage
  • Self-understanding
  • Sexual minority issues
  • Shame
  • Unhappiness in childhood
  • Work/life balance

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Schema Therapy


£70.00 per session

Additional information

The fee is £70 for individuals and £100 for couples.

I am a registered provider with Aviva, AXA PPP, Cigna, The Exeter, Healix and VitalityHealth insurance companies.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday and Wednesday 10.30am-6.20pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10.30am-6.50pm and Friday 10.00am-6.20pm.

Further information

For the time being all my counselling sessions will be conducted online using secure video meeting software.

My Old Hall Street consulting room is located in the business district directly opposite Merseyrail's Moorfields station (Old Hall Street exit). 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, 136, 838. A limited number of car parking bays are available on Old Hall Street. This consulting room is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

My Ullet Road consulting room in L17 is close to Smithdown Road and Sefton Park. 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.

1 Old Hall Street
L3 9HF

Ullet Road Eco Offices
125A Ullet Road
L17 2AB

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults


Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)

Robin Altwarg BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS MBACP (Accred)