Vanessa Mount

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MBACP / EMDR / CBT / Trauma Focused / 'Look Within Therapy'
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Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8QB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Ex military, now multi skilled therapist. The military provided me with valuable insights and experiences. It offered vast exposure to witnessing various traumas and mental health impacts. As such, highlighted the importance of mental health suport and the benefit of it to others. 

Having supported others for years through issues such as suicide, abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, relational conflict and the impacts of bereavement I wanted to continue similar support throughy therapy. 

Life can be tough and filled with challenges. All your experiences will have impacted you, good and bad. These have helped to build your character, view of the world and how you feel about yourself. Such experiences may now be the reasons why you have: - general anxiety, depression, relationship issues, confidence or self-esteem issues, obsessive compulsive behaviour, or unhelpful thinking and behaviours/patterns or why you may self-harm and now seeking support.

I can help you, safely and free from judgement or external influences to explore whatever you choose, at your pace comfortable for you, discussing issues and experiences you wish to to and feel safe to share.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and well practiced counsellor in the modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), (EMDR) Eye movement desensitization reprocessing, Person Centered Counselling (PCT), Trauma Focused Therapy for Adults & Children, Hypnotherapy and Integrative counselling. I have my own private practice 'Look Within Therapy', but also employed as an Assessment Officer & Counsellor at RASA offering support to adults, young people and children who have experienced trauma and sexual violence. 

I have extensive counselling experience with veterans, civil servants and their families, working together has been very fluid as I already have an in depth understanding and can relate to their experiences.

I also work extensively with complex issues, neurodiversity challenges, relational conflict and aftermath, impacts and blocks to moving forward from upsetting experinces and unhealthy relatinships. 

I have years of experiences supporting survivors children, young people and adult survivors of sexual violences. 

I also worked in prisons, working with some very complex clients who suffer from PTSD, mental health issues, bereavement, addiction, childhood trauma, disassociation and relationship problems

Safeguarding & Additional Training: -  

  • Safeguarding Level 3 & 4 November 22nd 2023
  • Liverpool Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) - 2022                        
  • RASA - Safeguarding Adult & Children                                                     
  • Child & Adult Trauma - Attachment, Trauma and Abuse
  • RASA - Child Sexual Exploitation
  • RASA - Rape and Sexual Violence

Fully enhanced DBS certification - update service used 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£48.00 - £88.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Person Centered Therapy (PCT) a talking therapy £48.00

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) a directive, solution focused therapy £48.00 - After 5pm £58

Integrative, a combination of PCT & CBT £48.00

Hypnotherapy £88.00

Couples therapy / co-parenting / relational £68

Evening sessions 6pm onwards - £58.00 per session

Saturday appointments £88 per session

Urgent session £88 per session

EMDR £88 - 1 hour or £132 per 1.5 hours 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Your life experiences, cultural background and upbringing are some of the reasons that make you unique! Therefore anything you wish to work through in therapy will be tailored specifically to your individual needs. There is a vast range of issues which clients may bring to therapy - anxiety, depression, PTSD, emotional, physical or sexual abuse and OCD to name but a few. Maybe you are currently feeling stuck, unable to share things that have happened, with people close to you.

Perhaps you are very self critical, lack confidence or have low self-esteem affecting your happiness and relationships. You may be struggling to move on with your life following the loss of a loved one, pet, job, a relationship breakdown or lonely and just want someone to talk to.

No matter what the problem is, counselling can help you to explore and understand events and relationships, past and present. It will help you to process anything which is preventing you from being happy, enabling you to come to terms with, accept or move forward with your life.

During the first session I will carry out an assessment. This will identify problems that are causing you pain and unhappiness, areas which I can support you through. We will then discuss the options of therapy such as; talking, directive or integrative. If you need guidance choosing which type of therapy is for you I can guide your decision. 

39 Balmoral Drive, Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 8QB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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At this time the premises are not wheelchair user accessible - however, telephone and zoom sessions are available

Online platforms

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