Elizabeth Houghton, counsellor and psychotherapist
I have embarked on a career in talking therapies for the last 12 years where I have gained extensive experience in a variety of therapeutic settings including mental health, the criminal justice system, addictions and primary care.
I am dedicated to running a private practice in Ashford and I am also an NHS counsellor in the Shepway and Ashford areas.
My approach is client-centred and outcome-focused. I do not view counselling as a strict adherence to one orientation but an organic and collaborative process which needs to complement the whole person. I draw on a wide range of practices to support your diverse needs while respecting your pace and safety. I also have specialist skills in addictions and emotional management.
I facilitate either very specific outcomes or ones that are more open ended and wider ranging.
Training, qualifications & experience
BUPA recognised therapist
Registered member of UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited and registered member of Community for Contemporary Psychotherapists
Member of College of Hypno-Psychotherapists
Advanced Diploma in Contemporary Psychotherapy: client-centred, integrative, outcome-orientated, hypno-psychotherapeutic
Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistics Programming
Diploma in Counselling: humanistic
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 and sessions last for 50 minutes.
Some discounted places are available in accordance with clients' resources and commitment.
Additional self-empowering activities that you can do between sessions will usually be offered, to greatly enhance the value of your investment.
If you would like to contact me to make an an appointment, or if you are considering working with me you can find my confidential number at the top of the page or alternatively click the above link to email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|