Cathy Macbeth Counselling in Skelmersdale

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Moving forward after loss and challenge

Counselling and Supervision in Skelmersdale, convenient for Preston, Southport, Liverpool, Wigan, Ormskirk and Burscough

Face to face counselling sessions in Skelmersdale, or online (Zoom) counselling from wherever you are

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.”

Robert Tew

Are you at a time in your life when you feel something is holding you back from a full and happy life – a sense of despair, a difficult relationship, loss or bereavement?

Could you benefit from support and understanding, without judgement or any expectations of you?

At times like this I can help.

I am a well qualified, BACP registered counsellor, with over 15 years of experience in working with bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, life changes and stress. I have a private practice in a quiet area of Skelmersdale, offering one-to-one counselling with no waiting list.

Through my counsellor training and my own personal experience, I understand how unexpected life changes including loss or bereavement can turn your life upside down.

If you're struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, fear, guilt, anger, or loneliness, I’m here to support you in a difficult time in your life. I will help you to cope with overwhelm, and to find your way to a happier life.

"Your help assisted me through one of the most difficult periods of my life in a calm, friendly and relaxed manner. I have gone from being almost completely 'at the end of my tether' to a state where I feel much better able to cope with daily life. [I have] better insight into my behaviour and much better coping skills. Your help was invaluable."

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Asking for help can be difficult - allow me to help you to:

  • be fully listened to and accepted
  • get back 'the old me'
  • have peace of mind
  • adjust to life after loss
  • be more confident socially
  • be able to value yourself and be happier being 'you'
  • relax and feel calmer
  • benefit from the support of an experienced counsellor

    I am an experienced counsellor and supervisor of other counsellors, with a well-established private therapy practice conveniently situated in Skelmersdale, with easy access from Preston, Ormskirk, Burscough, Southport, and Liverpool.

    My expertise is in personal development, however I have also worked with hundreds of people with a diverse range of difficulties, including:

  • loss and bereavement
  • life changes
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • low self esteem
  • low confidence
  • stress
  • anger

    "Counselling has helped me to acknowledge the loss of my parents and the gap that created in my life. I'm more robust and I find it easier to manage difficult situations at work - which is particularly useful in my role as a manager."

    Through my counsellor training and my own personal experience, I understand how loss or bereavement can turn your life upside down; it can feel devastating, and hard to live with new feelings of anger, guilt, depression, anxiety, fear, or loneliness. I’m here to support you in what might be the most difficult time in your life. I will help you to cope with overwhelm, and to find your way to a happier life.

    Examples of Therapies Available

  • Talking Therapy
    Usually the main approach we will use for your counselling - talking allows you to tell me your 'story', and what is going on for you, and things which are causing you distress or difficulty. The benefits to you include feeling accepted, respected, and not judged, and hearing your thoughts out loud can help you see things more clearly.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a proven problem-based approach used to deal with problems including depression, anxiety, panic attacks and fears. Using simple written exercises to look at negative automatic thoughts and behaviour, which can easily be used at home.

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
    Sometimes referred to as 'tapping', EFT is a very simple and popular self-help technique based on energy points on the upper body, similar to those used in acupuncture (but without the needles!). Simple to learn and to practice, EFT can bring huge relief of many emotional and physical concerns, including, but not limited to, phobias, trauma, anxiety, cravings, and pain.

  • Mindfulness/Grounding/Meditation
    Simple and enjoyable techniques which help you to feel calm, less anxious, less depressed, sleep better, and be more in control of your actions and emotions.

  • Creative work
    Simple and enjoyable approaches using drawing, writing, toy models, stones or sand - helpful to uncover deep emotions when you can't think of the words to describe how you're feeling. Absolutely no artistic skill required!

    If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you, please contact me to have a free chat for about 15 minutes, either in person at my practice in Skelmersdale, on the phone, or online with Zoom, when you can ask any questions you have, and get a feeling for how we might get along, with no obligations to book further sessions of therapy

    Contact me on 0786 407 4684 or click here to email me.

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