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You can find more about each one by clicking on the links below: Further Info... Want to find out more?  If you need more in-depth information on therapies or healing modalities, such as how they’re regulated, current research/ clinical trials, how they actually work, which types are recommended for which conditions etc., please visit our Useful Contacts page, where we’ve listed most of the national therapy and healing organisations, councils, associations and other professional bodies, along with their websites, to help you easily find what you need. If you’re looking for training in Holistic Therapies or Healing, also see our North West Events Diary  and Courses, Workshops & Retreats Directory  for forthcoming advertised Courses or Workshops. Disclaimer: Our Holistic Therapists’ Directory is designed to provide advertising space where holistic health professionals and healers can promote their work online. Whilst we try to maintain a good standard of listings on the site, the fact that a therapist or practitioner's details are on display, does not imply any personal or professional recommendation by us (Holistic Promotions). We accept the details offered to us by each practitioner in good faith - that includes their therapy qualifications, memberships/ registrations etc. Each of our listed practitioners should be happy to provide evidence of their stated qualifications & professional memberships, plus relevant insurance cover if required - which we suggest you ask to see at the first appointment or sooner, for your own peace of mind. We are not responsible for any actions, behaviour or claims made by the therapists/ practitioners listed on this site. Information about therapies shown in our Therapists’ Directory is for general interest and guidance only, and is not intended to replace professional healthcare advice. Although a basic guide to each therapy is included for reference, we do not offer a general information service, and are unable to answer inquiries about specific therapies, health conditions, or recommend any types of treatment etc.  If you need further information about any therapies or healing modalities, please contact the relevant listed practitioners, or the therapy specific Associations, Councils or Regulatory bodies - most of which you will find listed on our Useful Contacts page. Counselling is a way for you to talk about and explore your feelings in a safe and confidential environment, something you may find difficult or impossible to do with family or friends. Counsellors are trained to listen, support and assist you in your desire to make positive changes in your life, without judgement, criticism or attempting to influence you towards a particular course of action. Although Counselling may be offered within many holistic professions as an integral part of their service (sometimes referred to as spiritual counselling), this usually refers to the use of listening skills and intuitive responses, relating to the client's soul purpose, life choices or difficulties encountered with spiritual beliefs. The commonly understood term Counselling, however, generally refers to the therapy offered by highly trained professional counsellors, which is often integrated with Psychotherapeutic practices as a way of resolving difficulties. Whereas Psychotherapy may be beneficial for people with deeper, ongoing problems, Counselling may be more suitable in the short term, perhaps helping you to deal with a recent emotionally painful episode such as bereavement, the break up of a relationship, or losing a job. This is only a general guideline however, and Counselling sessions can last over a longer period of time if necessary, depending on the issues that arise. By creating the space for you to talk freely and release any bottled up feelings you may have, such as grief, anger, anxiety or guilt, counselling can help you better understand these feelings, where they are coming from and what triggers them off. A trained Counsellor will listen in an attentive and supportive way, to try and gain an understanding of your point of view, and by helping you to work through your problems as they surface, you begin to see things from a different and more positive perspective. Regular commitment to attending Counselling sessions is a part of the process, and sessions are generally held at least once a week - this allows the relationship between the client and the counsellor to develop into one of confidence and trust. Counsellors undergo different types of training, and employ various methods of working within their profession. These can these include Person-Centred Counselling, Behavioural and Cognitive therapies, plus many more, and one type might be more suitable than another for a particular problem. The Counsellors listed in our Therapist’s Directory should be happy to answer any questions you may have about the type of counselling they offer, but if you’re not sure what you need, you can find more about the different types of counselling and other talking therapies available, on the ‘MIND’ Charity website: www.mind.org.uk which is an excellent source of information. To Search for a Counsellor in the North West, please go to our Holistic Therapists’ Directory Listings Our Therapists’ Directory covers these North West areas:  Cumbria, Lancashire, Gtr Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Wirral & North Wales. You may also like to try: Art/ Expressive Therapy, Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy Find Counsellors & Counselling Practices in the North West UK: ADVERTISE your THERAPY PRACTICE... 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