Liz Bunting - Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist UKCP, BACP, EAGALA Practitioner
Tealstone Therapy Rooms
55a Beam Street
Hale Village Therapy Centre
213 Ashley Road
07970 920 805
Hello, my name is Liz. I am a Child Psychotherapist and I have been working with children and young people since 2006.
As a parent you may be feeling at a loss as to help your child or that you are failing if you don’t have the answers and are considering professional help. Let me assure you that this is a normal and natural feeling and as a parent you are often too close and emotionally involved to objectively assess the problem. You may also worry that your child or teenager won’t be willing to talk to a ‘stranger’ or fear there is a stigma attached to seeing a therapist.
This is where I can assist. I provide a comfortable, safe and confidential non-judgemental therapeutic space for children and young people to explore and express themselves and their troubles in a consistent and emotionally safe place. In addition to talking therapy and solution focused therapy I utilise creative methods such as sandtray, miniature figures & animals, clay and with the intervention of therapy dog Aurora. I draw from a variety of theoretical approaches and methods to develop a personalised course of psychotherapy to suit each individuals preferred style.
I am based in two Cheshire locations – Tealstone Therapy Rooms in Nantwich and Hale Village Therapy Centre in Hale and offer afternoon and evening appointments Tuesday through Friday.
I have extensive experience working with the following issues:
· Attention problems
· Decision making
· Difficulties with friendships & relationships
· Exam stress
· Family breakups
· Low mood
· Loss & bereavement
· Low self esteem
· Low self confidence
· Problems at school
· Panic attacks
· Self harm
· School refusal
· Trouble sleeping
· Transitions: moving schools, house or college/university
· Time management
Children find talking about their worries difficult as this is not an easy way to communicate; this is where play therapy is helpful. Play is a natural form of communication for a child and they often feel more at ease when they do talk because they are relaxed and not feeling pressured to talk. Children sometimes re-enact an event they have found difficult and this helps them makes sense of what has happened. As the child plays and sometimes talks psychotherapy enables the child to come to an understanding of themselves and their experiences. The child is then able to work through this problem, easing their anxiety and increasing self confidence.
For Young People
The teenage years are a time of transition, a time where a young person is forming their identity which amidst the flux of change outside in the environment with relationships with peers and parents, at school, home or work. There are also changes going on within the body, biological and hormonal changes are happening very quickly, all of this can be confusing. Psychotherapy can help explore these issues and help a young person through these issues with confidence.
I have experience working with children and young people across a range of services including Place2Be and ChildLine/NSPCC in Manchester, Beacon a charity based in Bramhall, Stockport and within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team.
I hold Professional Liability & Indemnity Insurance and have completed an Enhanced DBS (previously CRB Criminal Records Bureau) in order to work therapeutically with young people. I am a Provider for AVIVA and WPA for clients who have private health insurance.
I am a member of the following organisations and work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice: BACP British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, UKCP The UK Council for Psychotherapy and EAGALA.
If you would like more information email me on Liz@kaleidoscopepsychotherapy.co.uk or call or text on: 07970 920 805. I will be happy to arrange an initial consultation with you and answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Eagala Practitioner
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adults
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
BSc (Honours) Psychology
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate of Professional Development; Listening to Children & Young People
I have experience working within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team providing counselling to adults and with Beacon Counselling, a Bramhall based charity in Stockport working with adults and young people between the ages of eleven and nineteen. Issues worked with include Anxiety, ADHD, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, exclusion from school, issues around identity, friendships and relationships, whose parents are separated or divorced and self esteem/confidence problems.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Fees vary depending on your requirements for individual or group therapy or professional development.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Friday afternoon & evenings in Nantwich & Hale, Cheshire.
Types of client