Stephanie Edwards

Stephanie Edwards

Hoylake Holistics
122C Market Street
Wirral
Merseyside
CH47 3BH

01513428557 / 074842655505

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About me

I initially qualified as a person-centred experiential psychotherapist/counsellor BA (Hons).  Since then I have integrated other modalities into my therapeutic work such as EMDR, CBT and I am a qualified Clay Therapist.  I work mainly in private practice and also for a charitable organisation with female, male, LGBTQIA clients, who have experienced sexual violence and domestic abuse.

I am passionate about my work and helping people.  My counselling service is not only for victims of sexual violence, I work with clients who have experienced injury from a car accident, loss of a family member to suicide, work related stress from an accident or incident at work.  I have experience of counselling front line workers police officers, nurses, fire fighters and ambulance staff in terms of their work experiences, witnessing trauma which can impact on their lives outside of work and and lead to symptoms such as PTSD.  I offer the psychoeducation you need to help you understand your symptoms, this is evidenced based therapy that is recommended by NICE for PTSD, general anxiety disorders and depression.

I believe each of us have the capacity to grow to reach our true potential. What can influence or inhibit our positive growth? Our life experiences are affected by childhood events, our relationships with parents, siblings, other family members, friendships, work etc. Our soil can be contaminated by others in our lives when we have experienced childhood trauma, grief, loss, shame and witnessing violence or being in abusive relationships and other experiences such as life and death situations. These experiences influence us as we grow up, our emotions, our beliefs, our thoughts and our behaviours. This can make us feel depressed, anxious, derailed and scared.  Your trauma may have occurred recently or many years ago, but the deep wounds still feel fresh to your soul. You may have flashbacks and nightmares following your trauma experience and intrusive thoughts.  Thankfully, there are treatments available that will significantly improve your quality of life; we just need to find the right therapy for you and your circumstances.

I work with clients who have been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorders, Emotionally Unstable Personalities, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome.  I have experience working with women from other ethnic backgrounds who have been trafficked, women who have experienced FGM and help women who are seeking asylum.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a graduate from Edge Hill University a Person-Centred Experiential Counsellor/ Psychotherapist BA(Hons). I am now a practitioner in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  I am a trained Clay Therapist.  I have supervision from two very experienced supervisors both of whom help me develop my practice. Contact me today to find out which therapy would work for you. As empirical research suggests, the therapeutic relationship is so important therefore you feeling comfortable with me, being able to talk openly, freely and feeling safe is an essential part of our working together.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • EMDR nightmares
  • PTSD

Fees

I offer a free 15 min telephone call so you can ask me questions about counselling and what it is you want from therapy.  My first session fee £35.00 Therapy fees depending on modality from £45-£60.  I do concessions for students and clients on minimum wage or on benefits.

Further information

I have many years of experience working with female, male and transgender clients, my role is to help process your life experiences differently. I believe therapy helps make the changes in your life. We can discuss your issue by calling me to see if I can offer you the help you need and the therapy which can help make changes in your life.

Maps & Directions

Wirral, CH47 3BH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:
Unspecified

My room is on the ground floor and is easily accessible

Availability

I work around you and your availability and I try to accommodate your needs as much as possible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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