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Actuality Counselling (run by Steve Manning) is based in Arrad Street in central Liverpool (see the map below and the detailed directions in the right-hand panel).

I am an accredited counsellor, counselling supervisor and coach, having trained at Liverpool John Moores University, the ILM and PCCS. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am on its Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have been providing therapeutic services since 2001.

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Find out more about me.

I see clients 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. Sessions can sometimes be scheduled for other times.

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

Actuality Counselling offers:

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)

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Actuality Counselling is located at 24 Arrad Street, Liverpool, L7 7JE, close to the centre of Liverpool. It is near the Catholic cathedral and behind the Everyman Theatre (see the map on the left). About halfway along Arrad Street, opposite the entrance to the Lennon Studios student village, there is a sign 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.

"What is the seal of liberation? -- No longer being ashamed in front of oneself!"

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

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 access for wheelchair users.

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

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"With all his firmness and self-control, he tasks himself too far: locks every feeling and pang within - expresses, confesses, imparts nothing. I am sure it would benefit him to talk..."

Charlotte Brontë in Jane Eyre (1847)

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