Dr Elizabeth Baldwin C Pschol; AFBPsS
I'm a chartered psychologist specialising in psychotherapy with many years' experience working privately as a therapist and counsellor. My work is mainly with individuals, although I do also see families and couples.
I work from home on the outskirts of Derby where I see people of all ages - from teenagers and young people up to those in their seventies and beyond.
I offer mainly integrative therapy, which means that the work done is adapted to suit an individual's particular needs instead of following just one theoretical approach, although I do also offer cognitive behavioural therapy where appropriate.
I see people from many walks of life and have worked with those experiencing a variety of mental health issues or struggling with life difficulties. Over the past year my clients have included people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and work or family difficulties as well as those dealing with reactions to trauma and abuse. I've also helped people with eating disorders, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
Therapy can be either brief and short-term or involve a longer commitment, depending on the nature and severity of a person's difficulties. I see psychotherapy as a collaboration between therapist and client, and at first meeting I generally like to discuss and agree a course of action, including style of working and initial number of sessions. After this we review progress regularly throughout the course of our work together.
Where I work
I am based near Derby in DE21. This is about two miles from Derby city centre.
More about me
During my early career as a psychologist I did research with adults suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
As a teacher I worked, at different times, with students of all ages, from primary school pupils through to sixth form and college/university students, often part-time while I was bringing up a family.
Quite recently I spent a year as a volunteer therapist in a primary school.
I believe and hope that this variety of life experience, together with my very broad experience as a therapist, has enabled me become a flexible and open-minded person. I try to treat everyone, regardless of their difficulties, with professionalism and respect.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Psychology (Birkbeck, University of London, 1976)
PhD in Psychology (Birkbeck, University of London,1980)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice (University of Derby, 2002)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Manchester Centre for CBT) 2013
Specialist Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance -AQA- 2001)
Teaching Certificate (Qualified Teacher Status) (University of Nottingham, 1972)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
£45 per 55 minute session for privately funded individuals.
Rates may be higher for couples or other groups.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Generally Mondays through to Wednesdays, although other times may be available, so please ask.
Types of client
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