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L1Counselling locationLiverpool, Merseyside

(24 Reviews)

Hi my name is Debbie and I am a fully qualified BACP registered person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I work at Rodney Street Liverpool City Centre. I also offer telephone counselling and counselling via SKYPE.

Throughout our lives we experience difficulties that we may find hard to deal with. Knowing that you are not on your own and talking through your emotions can be helpful. I offer a supportive and empathic approach to create a confidential, respectful and safe environment for my clients to explore areas of their life that may be preventing them from moving forward and getting the best out of life.

Some people come to me with known problems and others just know that they need to speak to someone but are not sure why. This is completely normal. Deciding to see a counsellor can be a difficult decision, but there is nothing to lose by coming to counselling and potentially everything to gain.

I offer a free consultation over the phone or face to face which enables you to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I offer both short term counselling (around 6 sessions) and longer term counselling. During our first session we can look at what you feel is right for you and this can be reviewed throughout our work together to ensure that the therapy is working for you.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, abuse, addictions, adoption issues, anger management, bereavement, cancer, depression, divorce, health related issues, identity, loss, personal development, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual identity, sexuality, stress. I also have experience of working in a variety of settings.

As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I am listed on the BACP register for Counsellors and psychotherapists. I receive regular supervision giving you reassurance that I am an ethical practitioner. I also carry professional indemnity Insurance. I also regularly attend CPD (continuing professional development) events to ensure I am up to date and knowledgeable in all areas of counselling and psychotherapy theory and practice.

Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
BSc Psychology
Level 3 Intermediate Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 2 Introduction to counselling (CPCAB)
Level 1 Basic counselling skills
Certificate Loss and Grief

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L1Counselling Reviews

L1Counselling Reviews

Review of L1Counselling by Mike Wilding
5 27/04/2018 Mike Wilding

Absolutely fantastic service, very friendly and welcoming I was suffering ptsd and Berevment issues after my wife passed away and Sam helped me finally overcome these problems, very supportive and caring, felt completely supported by mindworks, would recommend anyone suffering to get in touch best thing I ever did

Review of L1Counselling by Jess Jervis
5 25/04/2018 Jess Jervis

MindWorks has helped me so much after being in a very dark place in my life for a long time. I am so so grateful to my psychotherapist, Sam. She has always been there for me both in and out of the clinic and continues to do so. Hypnotherapy was something I had never thought of before but I’m so glad I was introduced to it. Having tried mindfulness and reading loads of self help books nothing seemed to work up until now. MindWorks is an excellent company and I would highly recommend them as they have helped me so much and I have noticed a huge difference in myself.

Review of L1Counselling by Chelsea Gavin
5 22/04/2018 Chelsea Gavin

Absolutely amazing, I struggled so much With anxiety and Sam has helped me so much, the sessions are so calm and relaxing and the therapy is amazing, I have progressed so much since working with Sam, she is so supportive and understanding and has helped guide me through my fears and worries. The approach used to help me overcome my anxiety is simply amazing, and I couldn’t be more grateful, I now finally have a life again, I look forward to things again which I never thought would happen. I honestly could not recommend mindworks enough they go above and beyond and provide such a welcoming, calm and supportive environment, I will be eternally grateful for all the help and support I have received.

Review of L1Counselling by Jane Bell
5 22/11/2017 Jane Bell

very professional and supportive. She guided me throughout my time with her.

Review of L1Counselling by A Google User
5 14/11/2017 A Google User

Without Samanthas help I would be in a position where I wouldn't know what to do with myself, I highly recommend.

Review of L1Counselling by Shelly Thompson
5 31/10/2017 Shelly Thompson

I found Debbie to be a great therapist, she really understood me and I felt comfortable and safe throughout our sessions. I would highly recommend her.

Review of L1Counselling by Martin Pitcher
5 06/09/2017 Martin Pitcher

I am writing you this letter with such gratitude. I had lived with depression for a number of years and had tried almost everything. When I came to see you, I really was at rock bottom. Your approach was quite simply wonderful. I understood the therapy immediately, no fancy words or phrases. I couldn’t believe it only took me 8 sessions, after what seemed like a lifetime of misery. Not any more. I have since got a new job and things are going great. So thank you

Review of L1Counselling by Mette Norup
5 30/08/2017 Mette Norup

Thank you so much for all your help. I really didn’t believe that I could feel this good after feeling so bad for such a long time. I am now able to enjoy life so much more without feeling anxious at all. I haven’t suffered a panic attack once since completing therapy with you and I feel so much more relaxed around people. My family have noticed a big difference too. I feel on top of the world.

Review of L1Counselling by Diego Coi
5 23/08/2017 Diego Coi

I immediately felt comfortable with your approach. I know I am not the easiest person in the world to deal with and before I came to see you at the consultation, I had half made up my mind that I couldn’t be treated, as I had tried numerous things to rid me of these feelings. I really didn’t know what to expect, but after the consultation, I came away feeling that there was light at the end of the tunnel. You kept me motivated and I saw it through and I can’t believe the change in me……..thank you so much

Review of L1Counselling by Gary Milton
5 16/08/2017 Gary Milton

just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I am feeling fantastic. I was so nervous before my wedding, I really didn’t think I could get up and speak in front of all those people. After my session with you , I felt so confident and relaxed about my forthcoming speech. In fact – they couldn’t shut me up !! You really put me at ease .

Review of L1Counselling by Dean Widdows
5 09/08/2017 Dean Widdows

After a tough year of not feeling myself with stress and low mood I decided to try hypnotherapy to see if I could be more positive about myself. I didn’t have any expectations about however. I would recommend this is anyone who wants to achieve their goals .

Review of L1Counselling by David McGeachie
5 25/07/2017 David McGeachie

How do I begin to thank you for the devotion, patience, expertise, advice, encouragement, support, and kindness you gave me .

Review of L1Counselling by Liam Gregory
5 12/07/2017 Liam Gregory

Thank you for being there when it counted the most! After all, everything is working out

Review of L1Counselling by Vanessa Kelly
5 10/07/2017 Vanessa Kelly

I've been suffering with chronic pain for most of my life which has caused anxiety and all sorts of fears that I can't do certain things because of it. I went to one session and the weirdest thing happened. Not only did the therapist take away all my anxieties and fears I had developed over the years but she also took away ALL my chronic pain!!!
I couldn't recommend this clinic enough. Thank you for giving me my life back

Review of L1Counselling by Lydia Cook
5 03/02/2017 Lydia Cook

Thank you so much for all your help. I really didn’t believe that I could feel this good after feeling so bad for such a long time. I am now able to enjoy life so much more without feeling anxious at all. I haven’t suffered a panic attack once since completing therapy with you and I feel so much more relaxed around people. My family have noticed a big difference too. I feel on top of the world.

Review of L1Counselling by Damian Davies
5 27/01/2017 Damian Davies

I must admit I was very apprehensive about whether hypnotherapy could help me to lose weight. My friend recommended you to me as she had been to see you for two sessions and has since lost a stone. After my session. I came away feeling motivated and enthusiastic. I haven’t wanted to eat between meals and I find that I am nowhere near as hungry as I used to be. I’m feeling great.

Review of L1Counselling by LOUISE RATTIGAN
5 24/11/2016 LOUISE RATTIGAN

A great help, easy to find and reasonably priced.

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Review of L1Counselling by Rosie Heaton
5 Rosie Heaton

Awesome hypnotherapy well worth every penny thankyou x

Review of L1Counselling by Ronnie Smith
5 Ronnie Smith

Brilliant a smoker for over 30 years and clear for over a year now thank you so much. A very professional and worthwhile service.

Review of L1Counselling by Michelle Oakley
5 Michelle Oakley

Highly recommend. Nicky Edge always makes me feel at ease, very friendly and professional. She has been a great support. Thank you x

Review of L1Counselling by Julie O'Brien
5 Julie O'Brien

Sam Syme-Dey has been a life saver. My 15 year old daughter is a different person since being counselled by Sam. She has an amazing way of connecting and working with people. I would highly recommend if you need to see a counsellor make it this one! Xx

Review of L1Counselling by Kelly Dempster
5 Kelly Dempster

I had my Counselling with Nikky Edge, she is by far the best i've seen! Nikky has helped me to change my life for the better after suffering with anxiety and low self esteem for over 10 years, I feel like I can finally take control and move forward and live a positive happy life!! Thankyou Nikky

Review of L1Counselling by Tricia Killen
5 Tricia Killen

I went to Nicky for hypnotherapy to help with exam stress and anxiety and it was the best thing I've ever done! Thanks to Nicky I was able to sit my exams with a calm mind and not have the fears I used to. Would strongly recommend to any student who struggles with this! Thank you so much Nicky!

Review of L1Counselling by Zoe Louissa Wharmby
5 Zoe Louissa Wharmby

This time last year I took it upon myself to lead a healthy lifestyle. I personally had a ridiculously hard time mid year after putting so much pressure on myself seeing how others can loose weight really quickly and I felt like I was getting nowhere. This was when I decided that happiness and health is most important. I had something called weight loss hypno and the gastric band hypno to get my mindset in the right place with Sam from Mindworks wirral. See the comments for photos I've never felts so healthy thanks Sam for all your support.


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L1Counselling Q&A

L1Counselling Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

I love helping others and its so rewarding to see a client when they first come for counselling compared with when they leave. Its so cliché but it really is a journey and I am happy and honoured to be part of that with you.

What inspired you to start your own business?

From being younger I have always wanted to be a therapist and I am really proud to be working at Rodney Street Liverpool.

Why should our clients choose you?

I think I am really down to earth yet experienced and qualified. I offer a free no obligation half hour initial session to see if I am the right counsellor for you. If you prefer this can be combined as part of a full session which would then be half price for a client who is ready to go ahead and wants to get started.

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