"You don't have to go through all of that pain again in order to feel better."
- Alun Parry, Therapist
If you’re like most people who visit this page, you’d like to feel better than you do right now.
Yet you may feel a bit unsure about counselling too. That’s perfectly natural.
You’d like the benefits of therapy, but maybe you don’t want to dig up the past and all the upset it involves. I get that. So here’s the good news. You don’t have to.
I want to reassure you that you don’t need to go through all of that pain again in order to feel better. There is another way to heal, and that’s what I specialise in.
Getting better should not be an ordeal. I’m here to help you leave trauma behind, not go through it all over again.
Instead, therapy will be a hopeful, uplifting experience.
My name is Alun Parry and I am a counsellor and psychotherapist. I practice in Liverpool in Merseyside. I’m here to help you change life for the better.
Alun Parry, Counsellor & Therapist
"I just want my old self back again"
You want your usual self back. Something has happened in your life recently to knock you sideways. You feel down and demotivated and anxious. You'd like some help to put the pieces of the jigsaw back together.
"I want to finally get rid of this thing that has always held me back"
There's something you do or believe that has always held you back. Maybe it messes up relationships. Perhaps it stops you achieving your potential. Whatever it is, you want to get rid of it once and for all.
"I want our relationship to give us the love we need"
When you first fell in love you dreamed of a happy, loving life together. But things have gone off the rails. You don't want to give up on each other. But you need help to make your relationship work so you both get the love you need.
"I grew up in a violent home and it is still getting in my way"
You grew up in a household that was violent and felt unsafe. As an adult, it is still messing with your life and your future. You often feel guilty, resentful, sad, alone, distrustful, angry, hopeless, worthless, fearful, unimportant, self conscious and unlovable. You want to heal and fully enjoy your life.
"I'd like help, but I don't want to go through old pain and trauma"
You are ready to change your life for the better - except for one thing. You don't want to be going into past trauma. It would be too upsetting. You're ready for changing your life - but you're not ready to dredge up traumatic, painful feelings. You wish there was a way to heal without doing that.
"I'm a performer or creative"
You bravely put yourself and your work out there. But it can be lonely. The hours are unusual. Its hard to separate criticism of your work from your self. It can feel like the world is always watching and judging. It's no wonder it feels a struggle. You keep going. But no one sees the anxiety behind the performance. You need support.
Manage, Ease and Overcome Your Challenges
Fears and Anxiety
Fear of Flying
General Fear and Anxiety
Social Isolation and Loneliness
Victim of a Crime
Survivor of Abuse
Survivor of Domestic Violence
Accidents or Natural Disasters
Post Traumatic Stress
Survivor of Bullying
Grief and Loss
Loss of a Relationship
Death of a Loved One
Abortion or Miscarriage
Retirement or Life Change
Children Becoming Adults
Anger and Rage
Low Self Esteem
Frustration and Disappointment
Building A Better Relationship
Having Difficult Conversations
Rekindling Your Spark
Health & Wellbeing
Meeting Your Life Goals
Leading Organisational Change
After just one session with Alun I cut my hours down in my job, started teaching kids about film making on the weekends and got a part in a critically acclaimed play. And it hasn't stopped there. I would strongly recommend him.
Alun is an incredible man who embodies kindness and compassion with everything he does. He is one of the good guys who really cares so when you work with him he gives a brilliant service. This shows and makes all the difference. He is understated and gives so much more than you’ll ever pay for.
Many good things are happening. Alun has a brilliant way of helping me sort through things in a way where I don't feel any judgement.
When I was a child I witnessed my parents be attacked. It left me with some difficulties that stayed with me into adult life.
Eventually, I decided it would be useful to get some therapy. It helped me enjoy life more and make the changes I needed to.
I decided to train to be a therapist myself so I could help others in the same way.
Before I was a therapist, I was a professional musician and songwriter. I still perform and make records in my spare time.
Friends would say I'm approachable and easy to talk to, and that I love to be with people.
I've the best job in the world, helping people during difficult times to come out the other side. I'd like to meet you and see how I can help.
I offer face to face counselling and psychotherapy in person. My private psychotherapy practice is at my therapy rooms in Rodney Street in Liverpool.
The rooms are very comfortable and relaxing.
Sessions last for 55 minutes and are £60 per session or £85 per couples session.
Do you live some distance from my therapy rooms? Are you nearby but travelling isn't good for you?
I offer one to one online video counselling using video conferencing.
Sessions last for 55 minutes and are £60 per session or £85 per couples session.
Are you going to take me into the depths of childhood trauma?
No. Absolutely not. But you're right to worry about this. Many therapists do believe that it's essential to delve deep into childhood.
I don't work that way. I've long held the view that healing is possible without that. In many cases, going into past trauma actually makes people even more upset, and can cause damage.
Of course, if you want to share something from the past, you can. And I'll give you the time and attention you need. Sometimes we need to get things off our chest. You're free to do that.
That aside, I'll be staying in the present and helping you build the future that you want.
So therapy won't be traumatic and upsetting then?
No. Sometimes feelings can come up. And it's a safe place for that. But in the main, my clients find that therapy with me is uplifting and enjoyable. It sounds strange, but there's far more smiles and laughter than tears.
My expectation is that you'll find counselling with me exciting not upsetting.
But does that get results?
Yes. It's very effective. There's been lots of clinical studies into the approach I use. Not only has it been shown to be effective, but it can be faster too.
Will you be telling me to take anti depressants?
No. We'll be doing "talking therapy." We'll have conversations that I hope will turn out to be so useful for you that your life changes for the better.
Will you be analysing what's wrong with me as a person?
Yikes no. We'll be using what's right with you to make change in your life. You already have amazing personal qualities, and strategies that have worked for you in the past. You've gotten this far after all. There will be things you want to change of course, but I start from the standpoint that you're already pretty incredible. So we'll start there. That's a far more useful approach, and more effective too.
Will you be telling me that I'm going mad?
No. People often fear they are going mad when things begin to feel too much. What you're experiencing is almost certainly very normal given what you've been through.
Will you be telling me what to do and checking up that I've done it?
No. If I did, it wouldn't help you that much. The idea of "one size fits all" therapy may still be practised, but I don't believe in it. You're an individual. What works for some won't work for you, and vice versa. You need something tailor made to who you are. We'll figure that out together - and what we come up with will be much more likely to get results for you.
What's the first step to get started?
Give me a call or send a text to book your first session. Then we can meet up either at my therapy rooms or on Skype (an internet video platform). Once we've met you'll know if I'm someone you'd like to keep working with.
My number is 07889 787306 or you can email me at [email protected]
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Once we've met you'll have a better idea if I'm someone you'd like to keep working with.
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