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Luisa Savidge

I am a fully accredited counsellor and I have been working in the therapeutic field for the past 8 years. My first career involved me working in a large corporate organisation for 17 years. However, at evening classes I began training to be a counsellor, indulging in my passion for all things psychological. After having a family, I decided not to return to the same workplace and began vo...
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I can support with: stress, work-related-stress, anxiety, academic-anxiety, social-anxiety, low-mood, depression, self-esteem, self-confidence, abuse, anger-management, career-counselling, disabilities, family-issues, miscarriage, panic-attacks, PTSD, self-harm, suicidal-thoughts, Self-worth, Bereavement, Sleep-issues, Relationship-issues, Change, Gender-Identity, Sexuality, Unfulfilled/loss-of-direction, Sexual-issues, Attachment-issues, Personality-Disorder, Eating-disorders, Carer-Support, Disassociation, Loneliness, OCD, Phobias, Postnatal-Depression, Pregnancy-Birth,
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About me

I am a fully accredited counsellor and I have been working in the therapeutic field for the past 8 years. My first career involved me working in a large corporate organisation for 17 years. However, at evening classes I began training to be a counsellor, indulging in my passion for all things psychological. After having a family, I decided not to return to the same workplace and began volunteering at Cruse Bereavement Care, which I still do! This gave me an opportunity to dip my toe into the water of therapeutic work with clients and develop expertise in the field of working with loss.   After completing my official counselling training, I have been continually busy; working for Cruse, the YMCA, the National Health Service and for my own private clients. Away from the telephone, keyboard or therapy room, I enjoy making the most of the beautiful Derbyshire countryside where I live.   I love to spend time going on dog walks with the family and our highly entertaining cockapoo! I also enjoy working out in the gym and trying not to destroy my efforts with baking, which is therapy for me!

My therapeutic approach

My way of working involves uses the Person Centre Approach. I find this to be a highly effective model that enables clients to get to the heart of their problems. My belief is that it is possible at any stage in life to broaden our way of thinking to enable positive changes to take place. It can be very hard to do this alone and that is where a great therapeutic partnership can be invaluable. My areas of expertise are in working with bereavement and anxiety. However, the work that I do covers a wide spectrum and I find that often issues are interlinked. Working extensively with employees, I have an in-depth knowledge of workplace difficulties and how they can affect our mental health. Perinatal mental health is an area that I am passionate about, having worked for the NHS with mothers suffering from postnatal depression, fertility issues and traumatic birth experiences. I believe that events surrounding conception and birth can leave parents traumatised and without support can have long-term consequences. I also like to welcome clients that may be carrying feelings of shame. This can sometimes act as a block to getting help and I believe in supporting clients to overcome this. For more information about the Person Centred Approach, please see our Guide to Therapeutic Approaches.

Qualifications and training

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Professional body membership

I am a fully Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by their code of ethics for standard practice in counselling. I also work closely with my clinical supervisor.