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Alison Louis - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN ADDICTIONS . OCD . ANXIETY . EATING DISORDERS . DEPRESSION . LOW SELF ESTEEM. STRESS. LOSS and BEREAVEMENT. RELATIONSHIP ISSUES

Before training as a clinical counsellor/therapist, I lectured in computing and Information technology in Merseyside and Manchester for over 15 years. I gained counselling experience in this role as one of my duties was to counsel students. I subsequently qualified with a Masters in clinical counselling in 2011. I worked in a charity organisation in Accrington, Lancashire for four years before deciding to set up my private practice in Southport. I have a special interest in addiction and compulsive thinking/behaviour having researched this area as part of my Masters qualification. I have experience dealing with addictions, OCD, anxiety, eating disorders and depression. I am a person centred counsellor and I tailor my approach to adapt to the needs of each client and offer what will be most helpful to them. I work on the principle that the most significant aspect of counselling is to establish a working relationship with a client that is based on confidentiality, trust and safety.
Andy Johnson - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN PAST or RECENT SEXUAL ABUSE • PANIC ATTACKS • RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES • SELF-HARMING BEHAVIOUR • ANGER • WORKPLACE BULLYING • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE • ILLNESS • TERMINAL ILLNESS • YOUTH RELATED ISSUES • FAMILY BREAKDOWN • BEREAVEMENT

I have 15 years experience in delivering counselling over a vast range of issues. I offer a direct and highly compassionate way of working. If you have any queries at all about what I offer, please feel free to send me a message.
Ann Allega - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN AMERICAN EXPATRIATES • ADDICTIONS • WORK RELATED STRESS • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES • EXPATRIATE RELOCATION STRESS • FAMILY DYNAMICS • PTSD • ANGER MANAGEMENT • ANXIETY • DEPRESSION • LOW SELF ESTEEM • ADHD

Hello, my name is Ann and I am a registered member of the BACP. I have significant experience in online counselling and as a result I firmly believe in its benefits. I have done online and phone counselling myself and I found it to be effective. I've worked with lots of people who have never experienced counselling before and I am aware that this can be an anxiety provoking and nervous experience. However, based on my experience I am of the opinion that the release of speaking about something which you may have kept private for a long time is extremely cathartic. If you've come this far, I can offer you confidential and encouraging support through whatever it is you wish to work through. You may not even know what that is! Just that it might be time to talk to someone. My previous career was in the corporate world where I worked for over fifteen years in the beer industry. I'm an American expatriate having first moved to London in 2004. One of my special areas of interest is helping American expat women adjust emotionally and psychologically with all the differences they face in the United Kingdom. I know because I faced the same challenges. In addition, I can work with any issue you wish to bring to me. As a registered member of BACP, I am committed to my continual personal and professional development and also work in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.
Ann Marie Rhodes - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS & BREAKDOWN/CONFLICT • ANGER MANAGEMENT • ABUSE • ANXIETY & DEPRESSION • SELF ESTEEM • WORK RELATED STRESS • OCD • PANIC and PHOBIAS • BULLYING • PTSD • BEREAVEMENT & LOSS • AFFAIRS • DOMESTIC ISSUES and VIOLENCE • SELF HARM • SUICIDAL FEELINGS/IDEATION

I am a qualified and accredited MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist with significant experience working in various settings such as primary care, social care and schools. In addition, I run a private practice. I utilize an integrative approach to therapy taking into consideration the uniqueness of each client. Hence, I tailor my sessions to suit the individual needs of my clients. Commencing therapy can be a challenging experience but can also be the foundation for making changes and taking responsibility for your life. My objective is to support clients and in the process help them find solutions to their difficulties. In addition to psychotherapy and counselling, I am also a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I have helped those experiencing weight issues, addictions, sleeplessness, phobias, stress and many more. I provide both in-person and online therapy for brief or longer term periods. I am aware of the debilitating effects of stress and how this can affect the quality of life of those affected. Persistent stress levels can lead to a sense of hopelessness and helplessness which could lay the foundation for a more serious psychological dysfunction. Counselling and Psychotherapy will provide a forum for you to ventilate your feelings and work constructively to overcome your challenges and difficulties.
Auriol Moores - Nutritionist

SPECIALIST IN Gut Health supporting digestive issues including IBS; Nutrigenetics, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromylagia, Lack of Energy/Fatigue, Adrenal Health, Food Intolerances & Weight Loss

Hi there,

It's a mine field trying to find the right support when you feel you've already been down every avenue and you're at your wits end. Or perhaps, you just don't want to go down the conventional route any longer? If this is the case then Nutritional intervention is without doubt the way to go.

I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist with BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and CNHC (Complimentary Natural Healthcare Council) and qualified in 2012. I use the 'Functional Medicine' approach which is about looking at the patient as an individual, considering the biochemical imbalances in the body and discovering the root cause of the problem, (rather than treating just the symptoms). We will work together in ensuring that we guide you back to optimum health and you will walk away with an optimum nutrition plan to follow. This may include a supplementation programme to support your health over a short period of time to get you back on the road to recovery.

I also work with a number of Labs to offer diagnostic testing which is very helpful in determining what is going on in the body and being able to rule out certain 'conditions'. This includes blood, stool, saliva or urine samples.

Nutrigenetics is the study of personalized nutrition based on your genetic make-up and I am a certified DNA Practitioner. With a simple non-invasive saliva swab we can look at your predisposition to possible health risks related to your specific genes. We can then make a holistic assessment of health risks, based on environmental factors (diet and lifestyle) that need to be considered. I have used this many times in my clinic, and my patients have found it very useful, particularly with weight management and overall health.

I look forward to working with you :)
Ben Scanlan - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN Depression, suicidal feelings, anxiety, career stress, issues of living, relationship problems, addiction, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, gender specific issues, spiritual anxiety, bereavement and loss

In my experience, most of us aren't able to walk along happily all the time; there are issues ranging from career problems, anxiety about our future to severe depression after a trauma. These issues, and any issues, can occasionally go away by themselves, but more often, they need exploring in the context of your life to come to a greater understanding. That's where I come in; giving you a space that you can use to get a better understanding of how you are in the world, why you may be like that, how it serves you and what possible routes forward you have. I believe our relationship, and ability to be honest with each other is key.

I have experience in a variety of settings including the NHS, Maytree (a sanctuary for people in suicidal crisis) and other charities.
Carolyn Browning - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN WORK RELATED STRESS • STRESS MANAGEMENT • WORK/LIFE BALANCE • DEPRESSION • ANXIETY • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES • BEREAVEMENT and LOSS

I am BACP registered therapist with a diploma and degree in counselling and psychotherapy. I have significant experience and I work with a range of client issues, dependent upon what the client decides to bring into the confidential counselling session. I work in a warm, genuine, holistic, non-judgmental and empathetic way which helps enable the client to feel more comfortable and engaged during the session. I also help clients manage their stress levels better and improve upon their work/life balance, if applicable. I continue to update and enhance my various skills by attending counselling workshops and courses. I enjoy my client work enormously which in turn helps clients move forward with their presenting issues.
Cheryl King - Therapist

SPECIALIST IN WORKPLACE STRESS • ANXIETY • PANIC ATTACKS • DEPRESSION • SELF ESTEEM and CONFIDENCE ISSUES • OCD • PHOBIAS • BEREAVEMENT and LOSS • FAMILY and RELATIONSHIP ISSUES • PTSD and TRAUMA • ABUSE • ANGER MANAGEMENT

Are you looking for a friendly, professional and highly experienced Counsellor? I have broad experience of counselling a wide range of clients, of all ages, on both a short term and long term basis. I work either face to face or online. I have worked full-time in private practice since 2009, working with both private clients and clients introduced by employment assistance programmes, General practitioners or Insurers. I also supervise other counsellors and healthcare professionals. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen.