Elizabeth Riley BSc MBACP (Accred)
46 Halifax Road
Hello, my name is Liz.
We all know that sometimes life can be difficult, and that, at times, we can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to manage ourselves and our feelings, feelings which can sometimes stop us in our tracks, making it difficult to go to work, or enjoy time with our partners or families, or make us want to hide away for a while.
Whether you are coming to counselling on your own, or are coming with a partner or spouse for couples counselling, I will always aim to help you achieve release from whatever it is that is troubling you.
Whatever issue that is happening that has prompted you to begin this search I understand that you may be wondering how to begin to find someone to work with. The relationship that we will form whilst working together will be key to helping you overcome your current difficulties and so I offer a free initial meeting so that you can ensure that you feel comfortable working with me.
How I can help?
If you feel that you want to work with me then that is where we start our work together. I don't recommend any number of set sessions, we work in an open-ended way until you feel that you have achieved what you set out to do.
What I will offer is a supportive, non-judgemental space where you can just be you, with the freedom to explore your feelings as you wish.
How does counselling help?
I can help you unpack those "little niggles" that sometimes creep into situations in life that can get you frustrated, whether it is in a personal, social or work situation. This might be a difficulty in being assertive, or an issue with a partner or spouse that keeps cropping up.
I can also help when those very difficult times arise such as bereavement, divorce or times of illness, whether this be physical or emotional, such as depression or anxiety.
Counselling takes place in a neutral space that is not about others telling you how you should be handling things, or how you should get over things, we all have our own ways of working with difficult times, I will help you find yours and support you through whatever it is that you are facing.
How to find me.
I work in Cullingworth, near Bingley, and I am on a direct bus route from Keighley and Bradford. I work from an office on the ground floor which is suitable for those clients with limited mobility, but unfortunately not suitable for those in a wheelchair, and has level access from my own private parking.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are
Higher National Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
BSc in Therapeutic Counselling.
BACP Accredited member.
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor.
I understand that we are all individuals and that we all experience life difficulties in different ways, so what will be important for me is to understand just how you are feeling about what your current difficulties are, and how best we can work with them together.
The following however may give you some idea about the issues that I work with.
As well as my private practice, where I work with any life issue, such as depression, anxiety, anger management and couples counselling, I also work for the following organisations:
SCARD, Support and Care after Road Death, I counsel with those who have been bereaved, or injured, as a result of a road traffic incident.
Yorkshire Mesmac, a Yorkshire based organisation offering counselling to the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transsexual and Transgender community.
The Brunswick Centre, a Yorkshire based organisation that offers support, advice and guidance, and counselling to men who have sex with men, people who have an HIV+ status and asylum seekers.
The Churches Ministerial Counselling Service, where I work with Church members of any religion on spiritual matters or any other life issue that is affecting them.
Leeds Metropolitan University. I am an approved counsellor for trainee counsellors who are studying for their Diploma at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Employee Assistance Programmes. These are services offered by large Companies to their workforce. They offer short term counselling for their staff, which can be around work issues, or for any life issue that may be affecting their attendance at work.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I charge £35 per 60 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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