Elizabeth Pollard BA Hons, Mst (Oxon),MBACP, UKCP Accred
Much of what we do we do without knowing why. Psychodynamic therapy can help when things go wrong and you find yourself in yet another mental cul-de-sac. Sometimes life seems full of wrong turns and troubled relationships and you wonder, 'why me?' I can help you explore your deeper unconscous motivations and work with you to find a new way forward. It may not feel like it right now, but life can get better.
I also offer supportive counselling in a calm, confidential environment for the times in life when you just need someone to come alongside you while you live through a period of sadness or loss. This may be the death of somone you love, the break-up of a relationship or the everyday anxieties of growing up or living in a competitive world. Through all this I can provide a reassuring presence when you are troubled by unspoken tensions that are difficult to share with family or friends.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my informal training in counselling skills 30 years ago as a volunteer with Central London Samaritans. Subsequently I have volunteered with the mental health charity, MIND and Barnado's Support4Parents scheme.
For the past 7 years I have been involved with Child Bereavement UK supporting both adults and children with the death of someone important to them. Since 2013 I have also worked as an honorary counsellor for two low cost services in the community and also in a school in Oxfordshire.
My formal training was initially in Psychology and arts at Leicester University and I subsequently gained a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Practice at University of Oxford. I now practice as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Accredited by the UKCP and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sliding scale based on ability to pay
Short and long term contracts available
Adults and young people
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evenings 6-9pm Daytime 10 am - 4pm. Please contact me to discuss current availability
Types of client