Liam Wakefield | Accredited Counsellor | Shrewsbury | NCS

Liam Wakefield

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-00563

Location: Shrewsbury

Hello, I am Liam J. Wakefield, a qualified and accredited psychotherapist (MNCS, BABCP, ACCPH), a father of two, and a passionate writer and musician.
I embarked on therapy as a second career following a life-changing diagnosis from a rare degenerative chronic illness that ended an 11-year military career, forcing an entire life change and cognitive reconstruction to overcome the deep struggle both physically and mentally. I was fortunate enough to work with some of the top professionals in mental health, and from that, I found a passion and purpose in wanting to help and work with others. I deliver many talks on post-traumatic growth and chronic illness alongside my therapeutic work.

I began my training in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB and have since progressed onto various other therapies such as psychodynamics, existential counselling, relationship counselling, and some of the more commonly known methods such as CBT and ACT. Alongside this I have studied extensively within psychology and understanding mental health, and continue my professional development by recently starting at Stafford Medical University to study further clinical therapies alongside a placement with Midlands Trust NHS as part of the IAPT Team (Improving Access of Psychological Therapies).

I offer a service of both short-term and long-term therapeutic interventions for individuals, couples, and groups.

I also work with veterans and serving military and emergency service personnel, also offering a service through a company I co-founded called Realign and reengage.

Specialities:
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Grief, Relationships, Self-esteem, Insecurities, Career difficulties, Working with Empaths, Cognitive Behavioural Life Coaching.

Clinical Approaches:
Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Music therapy. Mindfulness-based Therapy. Cognitive Behavioural Life Coaching (CBLC)

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS22-00563)
    Accredited member of BABCP (00001005060)

    – Founder and Director of Realign & Reengage Psychological Defence Training
    – Trainee Psychological Well-being Practitioner IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies ) Midlands Trust (NHS)


    DipHE in Therapeutic Counselling (cpcab)
    DipHE in Psychology with Counselling

    L3 - Certificate in Counselling
    L3 - Understanding Mental Health
    L2 - Counselling Skills
    – Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Life Coaching
    – MHFA (Mental Health First Aider)
    – TRiM Practitioner (Trauma Risk Management)


    Specialities:
    Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Illness, Grief, Relationships, Self-esteem, Insecurities, Career difficulties, Working with Empaths, Cognitive Behavioural Life Coaching.

    Clinical Approaches:
    Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Music therapy. Mindfulness-based Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Life Coaching (CBLC)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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