Louise Brown

Louise Brown


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07889469583

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Therapist - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Walk and Talk therapy is available during daylight hours on Tuesday to Fridays at Queens Park in Crewe.

To make sure you have the best experience of walk and talk counselling you will need to take a small amount of time to think about how to access them.

You will need to wear appropriate clothing for the weather. All locations have well maintained footpaths so walking boots are not necessary, but shoes you will be comfortable in for an extended period. You may want to wear layers in case there is a change in weather. You may wish to bring a hat/ waterproof jacket depending on the forecast.

For our first session I will have a route we can follow and there are benches available if you need to pause on our way round. routes will be circular, so we will (hopefully) end at the place we started.

Unfortunately, there are a small number of clients who won’t be able to access walk and talk sessions due to mobility difficulties and access to the locations where this is offered.

For this reason, anyone looking to access walk and talk sessions will have a free, telephone consultation where we can make sure it is right for you before we start. This also gives you the opportunity to ask me any questions about counselling and how I work to make sure I am the right person for you.

​If you are travelling by car please ensure you leave enough time to park before our session begins.

About me and my therapy practice


In the waves of change we find our true direction

Sometimes, when everything feels like it is in flux, we have an opportunity to become who we are meant to be.

We are very rarely just one thing because we do not fit into boxes even though society often tries to squeeze us into certain ones. We exist in different roles, different space and different relationships; we are messy. This can often lead to tension within ourselves as we try and fit into who we think we 'should' be.

Can you imagine how it would feel to be at peace with all of the parts of you, to craft a life where they were all valued and nourished?

Sometimes we become so caught up in all of our 'shoulds', that we don't stop think about what we would could or would like to do. While change can feel scary and difficult, it is also an opportunity to make different choices.

Counselling can provide a safe place to become curious about yourself and your life. By working with someone who is impartial and only interested in supporting you to make the right decision for you, it can be easier to tune into your own sense of self rather than other people's expectations.

By understanding and acknowledging the different aspects of our own identity and how they interact with each other and different areas of our lives, we can begin to make choices about who we want to be.

Practice description

My training was integrative, which means that it covered several different types of counselling (Person Centred, CBT, Systemic and Psychodynamic). Since qualifying I have completed additional training in Compassion Focused Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

Because my training has been varied, I can tailor my way of working to suit your changing needs. Sometimes you might want a place to talk and explore whatever is coming up for you that day, but on other occasions you might want to work with a structured exercise. The most important part of how I work is that it will be led by you, we will talk about what does and does not feel helpful in all our sessions.

By working outside, we may have the opportunity to work with the natural world as well as our own bodily felt sense in sessions. For many people the act of walking side by side can support them to talk more openly about their feelings and events that have brought them to therapy.

While I have experience of working with a range of issues, I have an interest in working with people at times of change and transition, as well as those who wish to gain a better understanding of their own identities.

I am happy to work with any individual who feels they would benefit from counselling and have previously worked with LGBTQIA+ communities and university disability support services. As someone with more than one label attached to my identity I know how frustrating it can be to have to educate professionals on what they mean in general before you can even start to talk about your unique experiences. If you're worried that this might be a barrier, please get in touch for a free initial consultation telephone call.

More information including is available at www.curioistyspot.co.uk

My first session

I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions about counselling. If you are interested in working online I will ask you some questions about to asses if this is a suitable way for us to work together. Once we have both decided that we can work together we will book an appointment at your preferred location.

At the beginning of our first session we will go through the contract I will have sent by email so you have a chance to ask questions about anything you are unsure of. 

Once I have answered any questions we have we will start by talking about what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get from it. Sometimes this is very straight forward, but for other clients this can be quite difficult to put into words, often we know something is not right, but we can’t quite put our finger on what it is.

If that is the case for you then I will usually suggest that we spend the first session mapping out what is currently going on in your life and talking about any areas that you might like to explore in therapy. Sometimes a focus will emerge quite quickly, whether it’s an experience, emotion or question that you wish to explore. For others we might spend several sessions sorting through the past and present before some clarity begins to emerge.

If you are already clear on what your focus is then we will discuss how you would like to approach it. I might make suggestions of possible starting points of initial steps, but you will be in control and are always welcome to say no. The important thing is that we will work together to find a way that works for you.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Therapist - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I currently work  Tuesday to Friday

I have availability for new online clients. 

Online counselling can be a great option for individuals who may struggle to attend face to face sessions for several reasons including geographical location, mobility difficulties and time. Many clients enjoy the flexibility working online gives in terms of choice of therapist and being able to access from wherever they are.

About me and my therapy practice


Sometimes, when everything feels like it is in flux, we have an opportunity to become who we are meant to be.

We are very rarely just one thing because we do not fit into boxes even though society often tries to squeeze us into certain ones. We exist in different roles, different space and different relationships; we are messy. This can often lead to tension within ourselves as we try and fit into who we think we 'should' be.

Can you imagine how it would feel to be at peace with all of the parts of you, to craft a life where they were all valued and nourished?

Sometimes we become so caught up in all of our 'shoulds', that we don't stop think about what we would could or would like to do. While change can feel scary and difficult, it is also an opportunity to make different choices.

Counselling can provide a safe place to become curious about yourself and your life. By working with someone who is impartial and only interested in supporting you to make the right decision for you, it can be easier to tune into your own sense of self rather than other people's expectations.

By understanding and acknowledging the different aspects of our own identity and how they interact with each other and different areas of our lives, we can begin to make choices about who we want to be.

Practice description

I am a qualified Online therapist and member of ACTO (Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Online) Unfortunately, there are a small number of clients who won’t be able to access online sessions either because they don't have access to the technology or because they are in crisis and would benefit from more specialist support.

My core cousenlling training was integrative, which means that it covered several different types of counselling (Person Centred, CBT, Systemic and Psychodynamic). Since qualifying I have completed additional training in Compassion Focused Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.

Because my training has been varied, I can tailor my way of working to suit your changing needs. Sometimes you might want a place to talk and explore whatever is coming up for you that day, but on other occasions you might want to work with a structured exercise. The most important part of how I work is that it will be led by you, we will talk about what does and does not feel helpful in all our sessions.

While I have experience of working with a range of issues, I have an interest in working with people at times of change and transition, as well as those who wish to gain a better understanding of their own identities.

I am happy to work with any individual who feels they would benefit from counselling and have previously worked with LGBTQ+ communities and university disability support services. 

My first session

​I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions about counselling. If you are interested in working online I will ask you some questions about to asses if this is a suitable way for us to work together.

At the beginning of our first session we will go through the contract I will have sent by email so you have a chance to ask questions about anything you are unsure of. Once I have answered any questions we have we will start by talking about what has brought you to therapy and what you would like to get from it. Sometimes this is very straight forward, but for other clients this can be quite difficult to put into words, often we know something is not right, but we can’t quite put our finger on what it is.

If that is the case for you then I will usually suggest that we spend the first session mapping out what is currently going on in your life and talking about any areas that you might like to explore in therapy. Sometimes a focus will emerge quite quickly, whether it’s an experience, emotion or question that you wish to explore. For others we might spend several sessions sorting through the past and present before some clarity begins to emerge.

If you are already clear on what your focus is then we will discuss how you would like to approach it. I might make suggestions of possible starting points of initial steps, but you will be in control and are always welcome to say no. The important thing is that we will work together to find a way that works for you.

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling

Supervisor - Crewe

Crewe CW2
01270662882
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

I have availability Tuesday to Friday for new supervisees

About me and my therapy practice

I believe supervision is most valuable when it is a safe space to explore our work and ourselves.

A space where we can be seen, heard, held and challenged so we can give our clients the best of us.

How Do I Work?

As with my counselling practice I believe supervision needs can shift and change over time and therefore, I endeavour to offer flexibility in how we approach sessions, to ensure your needs are being met. This will always be led by you and may include (but is not limited to) exploration and discussion of:

  • How client work intersects with your own experiences and processes
  • Modality and ways of working
  • Counselling theory
  • Ethical considerations
  • Working in private practice
  • Organisational concerns and how the structures we operate within may impact on our work
  • Self-disclosure, especially when living and working within the same community
  • Anything that comes up during or impacts on your work with clients

How we explore these and any other area you bring, will depend on what works for you, it could be a safe space to process yourself, some discussion and dialogue ​to share ideas and different ways of thinking or something else. Part of each session will include a discussion of what you need from it.

If you would like to explore the possibility of working together, please get in touch to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.



Practice description

Who do I work with?

I currently supervise a range of professionals including counsellors, specialist mentors and mental health professionals in HE.

I believe that many professionals who support individuals can benefit from space away from work to process events and reflect on their ways of working to ensure they are practicing safely and ethically.

As I do not currently work with children and young people in my practice I only supervise work with adults.


Qualifications and Experience

I trained as a supervisor in 2018 at the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy, having qualified as a counsellor in 2015 and completed my MSc Psychotherapeutic counselling (Distinction) in 2016.

My initial training was integrative (Person-centred, Systemic, Psychodynamic and CBT). My dissertation research focused on creative expressions and identity in counselling based on my own experiences of working creatively as part of my personal development.

I have also done additional training in working with Compassion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy and a certificate in online counselling with OCST to work with voice and webcam.

I have particular experience of working with LGBTQIA+ identities, neurodivergence and in Higher Education settings having previously worked as a Disability Officer, Wellbeing Advisor and Specialist Mentor (Mental Health and Autism) in HE. Although I now work fulltime in private practice I have previously worked as a counsellor in the NHS, voluntary sector and in education.

I am currently a member of BACP and ACTO and in previous roles, I was member of UMHAN and NADP. I presented a workshop at the UMHAN conference in 2018 on working with students with complex needs.

A complete list of my qualifications is available on my website www.curiosityspot.co.uk 

My first session

Session Information

All sessions take place via Zoom, you will need to register for a free account with zoom to access sessions.

​Supervision costs £50 per hour, all sessions must be payed for in advance by bank transfer.

​For full details and to see if I am the right supervisor for you, please get in touch to arrange a free initial telephone consultation.  Further details about me and how I work can be found on my website www.curiosityspot.co.uk

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Coaching supervision, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work