Elizabeth Oliver MBACP (Accred), Clear Space Counselling

Elizabeth Oliver MBACP (Accred), Clear Space Counselling

Tonbridge
Kent
TN9

33 London Rd
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0PB

01892 249012 / 07582 099 750

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Tonbridge
Kent
TN9

33 London Rd
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 0PB

01892 249012 / 07582 099 750

About me

I'm a qualified, BACP registered and accredited counsellor with several years' experience. I've worked within institutional settings, charitable organisations and private practice. In addition to my practice at Clear Space in Southborough, I currently work at the Tunbridge Wells Counselling Centre where I am a senior counsellor, and provide counselling for students at Goldsmiths, University of London.

I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, self-development and identity, stress, fertility issues and being affected by ill-health and pain, among others.

As an accredited member of BACP, I am bound by their requirements for continuing professional development and their code for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and have clinical supervision in place for my practice.

Call me to find out more: Tel: 01892 249012 or 07582 099 750

Website: http://www.clearspacecounselling.co.uk

What happens when I come for counselling?

Before beginning counselling, we first meet for an initial consultation. I allow an hour and a quarter for the initial consultation, giving time for us to decide together whether working with me is the right way forward for you. It is important that you find a counsellor you feel comfortable with – someone you can connect to and feel you can speak to without fear of being judged. You need to feel that what you have to say will be heard with respect and understood.

How long will I have counselling?

This depends on your individual needs, and on what your interests and aims are in coming for counselling. We can either agree to work for a specific number of sessions, or to work together on an open-ended basis, for as long as is helpful to you. After the initial consultation, counselling sessions last for 50 minutes each time, and we meet on the same day and at the same time each week.

What happens in a counselling session?

During a counselling session, you are encouraged to talk freely about whatever problems have brought you to counselling, or whatever might be on your mind. Counselling is not about being given advice, but about being helped to connect with your feelings, ideas and experiences in order to find your own answers, tell your own story and find more fulfilling and rewarding ways to live. You may move on from your initial problem, and start reflecting on your experience in other areas. It is my role to listen carefully, to provide a safe place for you to connect with and express your feelings, and to help you explore.

What model of counselling do you use?

My core training is in psychodynamic counselling. The psychodynamic model focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering, with the aim of not just alleviating symptoms, but building the resources for a healthier life. It aims to help us gain awareness and understanding of those aspects of ourselves and our ways of relating with ourselves and others, which might have their origins in our earlier experience and relationships, in ways that may not be initially obvious. I have also trained in the foundations of CBT, and incorporate some CBT tools and thinking into my work.

E-mail: info@clearspacecounselling.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

* Registered, accredited member of BACP.

Current positions:

Independent Practice: Clear Space Counselling, Southborough

Senior Counsellor, The Counselling Centre Tunbridge Wells

Associate Counsellor, Goldsmiths, University of London

Previous roles include:

Counsellor, The Counselling Centre Tunbridge Wells, starting as a trainee in 2009

Counsellor, Fegans, Tunbridge Wells Jan 2015-Oct 2016, including counselling in schools in West Kent

Volunteer Counsellor, Place2Be 2011-2013, including counselling in a Medway primary school

Before training as a counsellor, I worked for a number of years in editorial, public relations and communications roles.

Qualifications:

BACP accreditation October 2015

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited training), Westminster Pastoral Foundation, July 2012

BA Hons English, 2;1 University of Leeds 1991

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Therapies offered

Fees

For an initial consultation, I allow up to 75 minutes and the fee is £55. The fee for ongoing sessions is £45 per session. Concessions: I am able to offer a limited number of spaces at a reduced fee, for those on a low income.

Maps & Directions

Tonbridge, TN9
Tunbridge Wells, TN4 0PB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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