Elizabeth Clarke. Registered Member MBACP.
07598 468 874
Hello, I'm Elizabeth, welcome to my page!
I am a person-centred counsellor which means that my work is tailored to the needs of each client to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment in which they can explore issues and affect change in their lives. I have been described as being inviting, warm, understanding, down to earth, patient and having an ear for detail. I’m particularly skilled at facilitating clients to make sense of their experiences.
I aim to put clients’ interests first, respect their autonomy and confidentiality, and value diversity; all within clear ethical boundaries. I welcome different client expressions of themselves so if you like to speak a lot, enjoy moments of silence, want to doodle, draw mind maps, make notes etc.; you can do so in our sessions. Clients experience relief that they can be themselves whether that’s feeling sad, happy, angry, despondent, confused or other emotions.
I undertake regular supervision with a highly qualified supervisor, and am committed to Continuing Professional Development. I keep abreast of the latest trends as I recognise that areas such as media, social media and technology can have an impact on people’s relationships and sense of self.
I am able to provide counselling sessions for trainees who require a person-centred counsellor as part of their course requirements. In addition I can support those who wish to use theoretical language in their personal therapy sessions to link their own processes to the key tenets of person-centred theory (e.g. the six-condition hypothesis, regard-complex, self-concept/structure, difficult processes etc.). This is particularly helpful for kinaesthetic learners.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with clients across a number of presenting issues for example: abuse (physical, sexual, verbal), addiction, anger, anxiety (general & social), Aspergers Syndrome, behavioural Issues, bereavement, depression, eating problems, low self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality, work issues, self harm, stress etc.
I’ve worked with clients who feel they need to change their circumstances, but don’t know where to start. I also have experience of working with different belief systems such as Atheism, Christianity, Judaism, Spiritualism etc. and with clients from different cultural backgrounds.
I currently work in my own private practice as a counsellor, I’m a Director of Counselling Works Ltd, and I work as a volunteer counsellor for a charity. In the past I worked for the NHS in schools with bereaved adolescents.
Outside of counselling I have experience of working at managerial levels in large blue chip organisations, as well as being self employed for a number of years. I’m therefore comfortable working with clients who are more cognitive/thinking in their processing of experience as well as those who make decisions based on feelings/gut instinct.
I undertook 4 years of post-graduate level training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) reading an academic and clinical Masters Degree (MSc) in Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (Merit). This course is accredited by the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) where registered psychotherapists must achieve stringent academic and clinical criteria for registration/accreditation (such as 4 years of personal therapy, three years of clinical supervision and 4 years of postgraduate level study with 100% attendance).
- MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (Merit)
- ABC Award in Counselling Concepts (Level 2)
- Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
- Registered Member MBACP (registration number 192064)
- Trainee Member UKCP (full registration pending)
I’m listed on both the BACP and UKCP sites should you wish to check my registration.
I’ve found that clients find it helpful if their counsellor has a wide range of life experience and therefore I have included my other qualifications
- Advanced Certificate Chartered Institute Marketing (CIM) (Level 7)
- BA (Hons) European Business Studies (Level 6)
- DipHE Dance & Arts Management (Level 5)
- Full DBS certificate
- Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
- Public liability insurance
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
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£50 per session
Concessions are available - please enquire for further details.
I work from professional yet comfortable dedicated counselling rooms in Market Harborough, Leicestershire and Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. Unfortunately both of these premises are on the first floor and therefore are not accessible for persons with mobility impairments. However I can refer you to some local counselling services with ground floor rooms should you require this facility.
If you require any further information about what to expect from counselling, please do not hesitate to email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Market Harborough: Mon & Wed --- Stony Stratford: Tues & Thurs
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|