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 £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I currently have availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays 10am - 8pm

Currently I am only able to offer sessions online, via webcam or walk and talk sessions in public open spaces.

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.

Lots of us spend a great deal of energy hiding the parts of ourselves that do not fit, pretending that everything is ok, when really we know that we are not being true to ourselves. This might be interests that you do not pursue, relationships or jobs you stay in even though they no longer make you happy, or even a denial of part of your identity that feels too difficult to let out.

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.

I often use creative expressions as part of my own personal development and this was the focus of my Masters research project, so I know that it can be a powerful way of working with difficult thoughts and emotions.

There are lots of ways to work creatively (and none of them require any artistic talent), including working with objects, images, using metaphors and tuning into our bodily feelings. I know that not everyone finds working in this way helpful for them, so although it will be offered it is not the only way I work.

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.

Please get in touch for a free initial 20 minute consultation telephone call.

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 (either face to face) or online

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, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Sexuality

Types of 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, Time-limited

Therapist - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £40.00

Features

Availability

I currently work on Monday and Tuesday 8am - 8pm and Friday 8am - 5pm

Online counselling is available via Zoom

About me and my therapy practice

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.

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

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.

​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.

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

Online counselling

Therapist - Nantwich

Nantwich CW5
07889469583
Sessions from £40.00

Features

Availability

Walk and Talk therapy is available during daylight hours on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at Queens Park in Crewe and Nantwich Lake.

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

Walk and Talk counselling takes place outside in open public spaces. It can be accessed on its own or mixed with other types of sessions, depending on your preference.

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 LGBTQ+ 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, Asperger syndrome, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, 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

Supervisor - Crewe

Crewe CW2
07889469583
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I have availability Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10am-8pm

About me and my therapy practice

I'm Louise, I am an integrative counsellor, my training covered a range of modalities including person centred, systemic, psychodynamic and CBT. I have also attended additional training on compassion focused therapy and solution focused, brief therapy. I have a keen interest in the use of creative expressions in therapy, both with adults and young people, and wrote my masters dissertation on this topic. This can include using objects, images or words to explore topics and feelings where words may not be enough. 

I have spent time working for a range of charities and social enterprises, as well as working in university student support as a Disability Advisor, a Specialist Mentor and a Student Wellbeing Advisor for nearly ten years. During that time I qualified as a Counsellor and obtained a MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2016. I now work as a Mental Health Trainer in the voluntary sector, alongside my private work.

Why work creatively?

Because sometimes finding the right words can be a barrier to exploration of our thoughts and feelings, I am passionate about offering the opportunity to work in different ways to clients and supervisees. This may mean using objects, images or our bodily 'felt-sense' to open up new ways of understating our emotions and responses. The use of creative expressions in counselling was a key part of my Master's dissertation research, which is why I am sure it can open up new spaces for understanding the self.



Practice description

As well as working with counsellors, I can also offer supervision to Specialist Mentors and mental health/wellbeing practitioners. I worked extensively in Higher Education as a Disabled student Advisor, Student Wellbeing Advisor and Specialist mentor (Mental Health and ASD). I also managed the mentoring function at a large university, providing training, supervision and line management to a team of specialist mentors. In my previous roles I was a member of NADP and UMHAN and presented at the UMHAN conference in 2018 on working with students with complex needs.

As an integrative practitioner I am able to offer flexibility in supervision to support you and your practice in a variety of ways. Most importantly I will offer a supportive and collaborative space for you to explore all areas of your practice as well as yourself. While ensuring client work is safe and ethical is a very important part of supervision I also believe that an important part of achieving this is to understand and reflect on our own processes. there is always room for you as well as your clients in supervision. 

My first session

You can contact me via email or phone. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions. If you are interested in working online I will ask you some questions about to assess 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 (either face to face) or online. I will send you some information via email for you to look at, as well as an information sheet to be completed prior to our first session. 

During our first session we will talk about what you need from supervision (something we will review regularly) and which ways of working will best support you and your clients.

BACP do not promote or endorse the provision of face-to-face therapy during the current crisis. Where face-to-face therapy is offered, this is at the discretion of individual practitioners.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Coaching supervision, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, 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