Sessions and Services
Our counselling sessions are 50 minutes long on a weekly or fortnightly basis dependant on your needs.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Sessions are 50 minutes long on a weekly basis, usual amount of sessions is 6 dependent on your needs.
During the sessions, you'll work with your therapist to break down your problems into their separate parts, such as your thoughts, physical feelings and actions.
You and your therapist will analyse these areas to work out if they're unrealistic or unhelpful, and to determine the effect they have on each other and on you.
Your therapist will then be able to help you work out how to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours.
After working out what you can change, your therapist will ask you to practise these changes in your daily life and you'll discuss how you got on during the next session.
The eventual aim of therapy is to teach you to apply the skills you have learnt during treatment to your daily life.
Irlen Syndrome screening
(This is screening only by a qualified Irlen screener, for full diagnosis you will be referred to a specialist)
Please note this service is to be carried out face to face only due to the nature of the screening process. Therefore travel to the Wirral/Liverpool area would be essential.
About Irlen Syndrome
Irlen Syndrome is a specific type of perceptual problem that affects the way the brain processes visual information. It is not an optical problem.
For those with Irlen Syndrome, the brain is unable to process full spectral light. This results in:
- a range of distortions in the environment
- a range of distortions on the printed page
- physical and behavioural symptoms
It is exacerbated by environmental factors such as lighting, brightness, glare, high contrast, patterns and colours. Irlen Syndrome affects people of all ages.
The Irlen Method is a non-invasive patented treatment that uses precision tinted filters worn as glasses or contact lenses. These selectively reduce the input of specific wavelengths of light and allow the brain to process visual information correctly, without distortions and physical/behavioural symptoms.
Extensive research includes experimental controls and peer reviews. Brain research at the cellular level has provided new information regarding the operation of the visual pathways and provides an explanation for the demonstrated effectiveness of Irlen Filters
Counselling & CBT Online
£55 per session - or £50 per session if booked in blocks of 6 or more.
consession rates for students/retired/receipt of benefits - £45 per session (proof of consession to be presented)
Counselling & CBT Face to Face appointment at the Liverpool city Centre Office
£60 per session - £55 if booked in blocks of 4 or more.
£50 consession rate (students/retired/receipt of benefits)
Irlen Screening is completed in 1 session and costs- £65 (this is not a diagnosis, you will be given the option to be referred to a specialist after your screening)
appointments take up to 90 minutes and must be completed face to face at a location on the Wirral or Liverpool.