Elizabeth Raper BA(Hons), MBACP Accredited & Registered Cert. No. 026008
1b High Street
9a Hunslet Road
I trained as in Integrative Counsellor/Therapist at the University of Leeds, and qualified in 2007. I am a fully accredited, insured and registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
MY PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF COUNSELLING
Problems arise for most people at some point in their lives. A crisis may suddenly happen, or sometimes you struggle along for years, coping with difficult feelings. A wide range of concerns bring people to seek counselling, which offers a safe place to explore how problems have arisen, how they have affected you and how you move on from the psychological distress.
I firmly believe that effective results emerge from the working relationship we develop. My role is to help you find your own answers, and so freeing you to move on with a better insight into yourself. Together we will explore the story of your concern, so you can decide your next step ….. from a position of increased power and insight.
Integrative counselling involves combining elements of differing approaches to best suit the particular needs of the individual client. It is a bespoke approach, tailored to the clients’ needs.
I value an ethical approach to my work and practice in accordance the BACP guidelines, which ultimately benefits the work we do together.
In our initial meeting, we will discuss together what has brought you to seek counselling along with your best hopes and fears around the process. Choosing a counsellor/therapist with whom you feel comfortable and confident is essential for an effective working alliance. It is important to remember that you are always in control regarding the amount/extent of counselling you require. We regularly review our work together in order to monitor its usefulness.
I have experience of working in various Primary Care Trust settings, with families and clients in a Mental Health setting.
My counselling room is in the centre of Leeds, near Leeds Bridge. It is a private, comfortable first floor room. However it has no disabled access. There are ample car-parks very nearby.
I also have a counselling room in Morley. There is a free car-park very close by.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (hons) Sociology/Social Policy- University of Leeds
Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling – University of Leeds
Various Continued Professional Development courses / trainings
Brief Therapy – Two Yorkshire Primary Care Trusts
Integrative Counselling at a Family Centre in Barnsley, and also at a Mental Health Charity in Leeds
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
WHAT TO DO NEXT
If you feel you would like to know more you can contact me to discuss any questions you may have. Alternatively, If you decide you would like to have an initial meeting to discuss any aspect of counselling, I can offer this at £10.
Fees are generally £40 for a 50 min session.
Appointments can be made with a degree of flexibility around days and times.
I will try to accommodate your needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I aim to reply to e-mail enquiries within 24 hours. I aim to offer an initial appointment within three days.I aim to reply to mobile enquiries by 7 pm of the same day.
Types of client