Counseling & Therapy in Wakefield

Hey I’m Lou, Your Supportive Therapist and Coach

An average person, with dreams and desires but never really knew what I felt drawn to do. Let me start at the beginning, my paternal grandparents brought me up from 18 months old after my parents divorced.

I was loved but never really felt I belonged anywhere. I never felt ‘good enough’ for my father, he was extremely tough on me. 

My grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer when I was 10 years old, and it was decided that I should move in with my father and his wife.This again made me feel I did not belong.

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The one thing that stands out!

Is that I have always been a caring, empathetic soul who was and still is, there for friends if they need to talk. Please don’t get me wrong, they were there for me too and I was not the perfect kid, far from it.

I began working at 15 years old in manufacturing, staying there until I was 30. I did not know what I wanted from life. From here I moved into retail distribution. I tried to find what I desired to be, even joining the Special Constabulary, but I needed to fit in, I didn’t.

Certain events happened to me that changed me and my perspective on life. No matter who I was with, I always felt so alone I had my grandfather, uncle and other family as well as friends but I felt so alone on the inside. I never wanted anyone to feel as lonely as I did.

I reached a particular age, and I realised that my purpose was to help and serve others to help them feel not alone, supported, understood and cared for. This is how my counselling journey began

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Supporting these clients was so rewarding!

witnessing their transformational journey, from low self-esteem, and limiting beliefs to holding their heads high, and looking confident and happy.

Everyone is unique with individual goals and life experiences,
My goal is to reach out and help people who are stuck, lonely, and who feel they don’t belong in any aspects of their life, or job and work with them to create goals and achieve them, find their real purpose and belonging, understand past traumas, events and experiences to move forward in life and feel confident and happy.

I want to be as diverse as possible, to help as many people as I can I am currently training in 2 other modalities. These are the Emotional Freedom Technique and The inner Child Matrix COMING SOON!

Currently offering therapies: I am qualified in person-centered therapy. It is a humanistic talking therapy, for individuals, that allows the client to explore their deepest emotions, fears, worries and anything that shows itself, with me, in a non-judgmental and safe space. All in confidentiality. I will actively listen and use encouraging questions to help my clients explore their emotions deep within themselves. I am empathetic and understanding of my client’s journey.

Qualified breakthrough coaching and neurolinguistics programmed practitioner. This involves reframing past issues and helping clients become goal-focused and succeed. It also includes the use of hypnosis and timeline technology.

I am also expert in Energy Flow Techniques These techniques aim to address energy blockages within the body that can contribute to emotional and physical disharmony. By restoring healthy energy flow, you can experience greater well-being and a sense of balance.

Client Words

I would just like to take the time to thank you for my energy flow exercise session today. 

Although I was nervous to start with, you soon put me at ease and made me feel extremely comfortable. 

You were very understanding and empathic regarding my recent bereavement and I have to say I was amazed at how you helped remove the tension I had been holding. 

Thank you again, I have recommended your excellent services to family and friends. Will book in again soon.

Mark Gray

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Yes, therapy is confidential. Everything you discuss in our sessions will be kept private, with a few exceptions required by law and I will ask for your written permission to break confidentiality.

Counselling sessions are available for 60 minutes at £35 for students, £45 for concessions, and £55 for the general public. 

For those seeking a more intensive approach, I offer breakthrough coaching and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) programs. These programs are available in two options: a 4-session package lasting 3 hours each for £1000 (with flexible payment options), or a 6-session package lasting 2 hours each for £900.

For Energy Flow therapy, both as a standalone service for £45 per session or combined with counselling for £55 per 60-minute session.

Therapy session lengths vary, counselling and energy flow are both 60 mins long (individually or together) and BTC NLP ranges from 2 hours to 3 hours long.

I do offer a limited number of weekend and evening appointments to accommodate busy schedules.

Please inquire about availability during the consultation or click here to see the availability.

If you’re unsure if therapy is right for you, a consultation is a great way to explore your options. We can discuss your concerns and goals, and I can answer any questions you may have about therapy. Click here to book your consultation.

During a consultation, we’ll discuss your background, current challenges, and what you hope to achieve through therapy. This is also a chance for you to get a feel for my approach and see if we’re a good fit.

My approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centered. I believe in working alongside you to develop a personalized plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. I also incorporate a variety of techniques to ensure you receive the most effective support.

Yes, I do offer online therapy sessions for clients who prefer the convenience and privacy of meeting virtually.

If you need to cancel an appointment, notify me 2 days before. This allows me to offer the appointment slot to another client. Late cancellations may be subject to a fee.

Person-centered counseling is a talking therapy that provides a safe space for you to explore your emotions and experiences. The therapist listens empathically and helps you develop your own solutions. Breakthrough coaching (NLP) is a more action-oriented approach that focuses on setting goals, identifying limiting beliefs, and using specific techniques to achieve desired outcomes. Both approaches can be very effective, and the best approach for you will depend on your individual needs.

Take the First Step Towards a Brighter Future

You don’t have to navigate life’s challenges alone. I’m here to offer support, guidance, and the tools you need to overcome obstacles and achieve your full potential.

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