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Actuality Counselling (run by Steve Manning) is based in the centre of Liverpool and has been providing therapeutic services since 2001.

I am an accredited counsellor, counselling supervisor and coach, having trained at Liverpool John Moores University, the Institute of Learning and Management and PCCS. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am on its Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Find out more about me.

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Actuality Counselling is located in Arrad Street, in the centre of Liverpool (see the map below and the detailed directions in the right-hand panel).

I am available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.30 am and 6 pm, on Tuesdays between 3.30 pm and 6 pm, and on Fridays between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. It is sometimes possible to make appointments outside these hours.

You can also access my services online from anywhere in the world.

Actuality Counselling offers:

  • counselling for individuals and couples;
  • Equine-assisted Therapy (EAT);
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT);
  • Supervision for qualified counsellors and trainees as well as for people working in other professions;
  • life coaching; and
  • workshops/CPD events for qualified and trainee counsellors.

You can find details of other local and national services on the Resources page.





Tel: +44 (0)7941 488 550

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."

Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

Actuality Counselling is based in the centre of Liverpool at 24 Arrad Street, Liverpool, L7 7JE (near the Catholic cathedral and behind the Liverpool Everyman Theatre - see the map on the left). My counselling room is about halfway along the street, opposite the entrance to the Lennon Studios student village. There is a sign outside for "Creative Studios"; at the top of a short flight of stairs you will see the buzzer for Actuality Counselling.

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Actuality Counselling is conveniently situated for all modes of transport and is approximately 15 minutes walk from both Liverpool Central and Liverpool Lime Street stations.

The following bus routes pass near to Arrad Street: 36, 75, 80, 80A, 80E, 86, 86A, 86C and 86D stop in Hardman Street; routes 139 and 173 stop in Oxford Street; and routes 6, 7, 7A, 14, 14A, 14B, 14F, 36, 61, 61D, 79, 79C, 79D and 173 stop on Brownlow Hill (walk along Mount Pleasant to reach Arrad Street).

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The nearest car park is located 200 yards away, underneath the Metropolitan (Catholic) Cathedral at Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5TQ. Other car parks in the area include the multi-storey car park at 38 Mount Pleasant, L3 5TB (approximately 350 yards away), Renshaw Hall car park in Benson Street, L1 2ST (just under half a mile away), KW Parking in Upper Newington, L1 2SR (just under half a mile away) and ZCP Car Parks in Colquitt Street, L1 4DL (approximately half a mile away).

I am unable to offer wheelchair access.

Image of the Roman Catholic cathedral, near the entrance to Arrad Street.

BACP registration logo for Steve Manning

"... I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity."

Gilda Radner (1946-1989)

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Click here to download a free guide to dealing with stress. This booklet describes a range of 'alternative', natural, non-medical approaches which can help you overcome or minimise stress, and which can offer effective alternatives to chemical medicines which often cause serious side-effects.

You can also click here for details of various books and resources which you find may helpful.

"We are not prisoners of our past."

Martin Seligman