Hello, my name is Nicholas Lunt, I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor and counselling supervisor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registration number 00599554) working in private practice. I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions and regularly attend supervision and actively participate in continuous professional development throughout the year. I offer one 2 one counselling and counselling supervision for both students and qualified counsellors.
I have over 30 years experience working for and managing a local registered mental health charity, during that time I have had the privilege of working with and supporting people on their recovery journey.
Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to talk, think and work things out can be absolutely priceless. Even so deciding to come to counselling takes courage and I completely understand that this may be a big step for you. Difficult times, bereavement, abuse, trauma, and abandonment can lead to depression, anger outbursts, and burn out, self-harm and other issues; sometimes we do not know what is wrong but we just know something is not right.
The process of counselling can help you to find your voice, which may have been lost for a while and when heard again can make you feel stronger, more alive, at one with yourself, and more able to make choices that take you in the direction you want to be going.
As an Integrative counsellor, I work primarily with a person-centred approach which means I can offer a non-judgmental approach whilst drawing from other models such as Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to create a tailor made therapy which best suits you and makes the best use of our time together. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger, bereavement and loss.
I am a qualified and experienced counselling supervisor and can offer a 'place to play in the best sense and loosen knotted thinking and tangled emotions' (Henderson, Holloway and Millar, 2014) through a working alliance that is not built on a list of agreements or rules but on growing trust respect and goodwill by engendering a relationship where you as the supervisee feel held, heard, supported and valued and feel able to deal with the demands and challenges of your role and deal with feelings of insecurity that may interfere with performance and in turn focus on ensuring consistency and maintenance of quality and professionalism.
I believe that change occurs because of the relationship that is created between client and therapist. Therefore, I encourage you to make a few enquiries before committing to work with anyone. I offer a free telephone consultation to enable you to communicate what you feel your needs are and decide if you feel we would be a 'good fit'.
I work from my garden office at my home in Widnes, it is a safe and comfortable place for us to meet and work together but I will also offer online sessions through Zoom, Telephone as well as home visits within a 10 mile radius of WA8 postcode.
I invite you to take the next step, call, text or email me to arrange a time to speak together.
One to one counselling for 60 mins
£40 day time/evening/weekend
Discounts available for block bookings
I appreciate that life can be hectic at times and unforeseen events can present themselves, none the less, the time and space is reserved just for you, which means no one else has it. So I ask that you give me as much notice as possible of any missed sessions.
For late cancellations between 48hrs -24hrs 50% charge of your full price
Less than 24hrs or non-attendance 100% charge before our next session.
Clinical Supervision for 90 mins
£40 limited number of concessionary rates for students
Please note my professional fees are reviewed every April and may increase around this time.
While most of us worry or feel anxious at some point in our lives, those who experience generalised anxiety find it particularly difficult to control their worries. On the whole, their feelings of anxiety are more persistent and often begin to affect daily life.
People living with anxiety may experience panic attacks which causes them to feel totally out of control of their feelings, emotions and body. Panic attacks produce very real physical symptoms, from a rapid increase in heart rate to sweaty palms and shaking. These physical symptoms are naturally unpleasant and the accompanying psychological thoughts of terror can make a panic attack a very scary experience.
I can help with this by using a person centred approach. I will go at your pace and try to understand how anxiety effects your life by offering empathy and understanding. Once you feel comfortable we can focus on management and coping strategies that work best for you.
Many of us already know if our anger is a problem. However for lots of people this is not as obvious as it should be because we tend to hide our anger from ourselves and others so we don't have to feel it or react to it either because it is not safe or we are afraid what we might do.
Together we can work to identify and overcome your triggers and also learn how to recognise when anger is becoming a problem.
When we think of loss and bereavement we think of a death but loss can come in many different forms, loss of identity, loss of a home after moving, loss of a friendship.
when a person has been bereaved they can have a mixture of emotions and can wonder why their feelings are so intense and can last for much longer than we may expect or it could be the case the person is suppressing their emotions out of fear they may not be able to control them once explored. However part of therapy is normalising this and for myself to offer a space where we go at your pace and when ready we can look at how we can refrain from suppressing these emotions and start to release them by exploring what the loss means for you.