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Initial 30 minutes consultation is free with no obligation

Yvonne Quaintrell MBACP

Counsellor & Supervisor

Dominic Quaintrell MBACP

Counsellor & CBT therapist

Do you have doubts about your faith? Are you leaving or thinking about leaving your religion? Perhaps you have already left and now feel sadness and loss. Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to.

Leaving religion/faith can be complicated, stressful, and for some, dangerous. Many people can be left feeling confused, isolated, vulnerable, sad and lost. For some people it may also affect their relationships with their family and communities. It can be difficult to find someone who understands the process you are going through and that can provide support that is objective.

Here at Talk Live Counselling, we are experienced in working with people who have left their faith, are leaving their faith, or considering leaving. We have worked with people who have experienced spiritual abuse and/or religious trauma as well as those who feel a sense of grief at the loss of their faith.

We are here to support you, not influence you.

Religious trauma counselling is about working with trauma you have experienced within a religious context. It is not about coercing you to reject or keep your beliefs. We work with you to heal your trauma, not change your belief system. No counsellor (or anyone else) should ever tell you what to believe or not believe.

Yvonne is also a member of the Secular Therapy Project and has given talks to local groups on religious trauma and leaving faith.

**For therapists**
We offer CPD courses on the topic of religious trauma e.g., we have a 3 hour online webinar 'Introduction to Religious Trauma for Counsellors'. We can also provide bespoke courses.

If you are interested in our CPD programmes on religious trauma/spiritual abuse or would like Yvonne to come and do a talk at your organisation please contact yvonne.talklivecounselling@gmail.com
  • Beal Lane, Shaw, Oldham OL2 8PH, UK
  • Appointments also available in Heywood

Please contact us for more details regarding fees as these vary depending on the therapy/counselling you choose.

Payment Policy

  • Payment of fees must be paid at the start of the session.
  • Package deals and programs must be paid in full at the first session.
  • We accept cash or bank transfer - bank details will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations, for whatever reason, need to be made 2 days prior to your appointment. If a cancellation is made after this time you will be liable for the full fee.

NB - Package deals must be cancelled 2 days prior to the first session and are non-refundable if cancelled after that time.

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