Welcome to Counselling Matters
Counselling in Liverpool
In view of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, we are only offering online and telephone counselling at present. We expect to resume face-to-face work as soon as it is considered safe and appropriate to do so.
At Counselling Matters, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your life and have the relationships you deserve. We work with individuals and couples, adults and children, over a broad range of issues. More than 80% of people who come to counselling find it helps. You could be one of them.
We have offices in both Waterloo, North Liverpool and in the city centre. For those who are unable to attend in person, we offer online and telephone counselling. Sometimes, it may be possible for us to provide home visits where there is no viable alternative.
We have been offering counselling in Liverpool since 2007, so we have over a decade’s experience of helping people just like you. All our counsellors are fully qualified, accredited by a professional body and hold enhanced DBS (CRB) certificates.
We can offer appointments between 9 am and 9 pm Monday through Friday and can generally see you within a couple of days. Limited weekend appointments may be available.
Everyone comes to counselling for his or her own, individual, reason. Some come seeking support for a particular emotional problem: anxiety, depression, loneliness or something else. Others come because of difficulties in their personal or family relationships.
Sometimes people don’t have a particular issue. They might have a general sense of ill-ease or a wish to feel more alive. They may be looking for help with a recent difficulty or with something from the past. Trauma and abuse can haunt you for a long time.
People often seek to find a counsellor or a therapist for help following a crisis. Significant changes such as bereavement, divorce, redundancy can leave you feeling lost. A traumatic event such as rape, abortion or miscarriage can be devastating; no matter how long ago it happened.
Who comes for counselling?
We work with adults and children, individuals, couples and other family groups (for example, a parent and an adult child or two siblings).
Our clients come with a broad range of issues including:
- relationship/child and family problems
- bereavement and loss
- anger, aggression or other strong feelings
- obsessions, compulsions and control issues
- depression and low mood, postnatal depression
- stress and generalised anxiety (GAD), health anxiety
- shyness, social anxiety, blushing
- trauma, Post Traumatic Stress and PTSD
- low self-confidence / low self-esteem
- physical, emotional and sexual abuse (including bullying and domestic violence)
- sex and sexuality
- phobias and panic disorder
- weight management and body issues
While some clients have a clear understanding of what’s ‘wrong’, others come with a sense that “something isn’t right”, without knowing what. Some bring long-standing issues while others come with more recent problems.
How we work
While most appointments take place at our premises in Waterloo or central Liverpool, we also offer telephone or video therapy and supervision Would consider alternative arrangements, such as home visits, as necessary.
We use a range of counselling modalities, including person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotional freedom techniques (EFT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). We are also able to use more expressive or creative forms of therapy, as appropriate.
Where to go from here
We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment. If you’re unsure where to go, or what to do, we won’t pressure you to come to us. We may even recommend a service more suitable for your needs. You’re welcome to phone us on 0151 329 3637 or drop us an email. You could also complete the contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.