Liz Driscoll Counsellor MBACP
I offer a warm and supportive environment where we can explore difficulties or areas of distress in your life and help you find a way forward. Depending on what you want out of counselling and the kind of problems you have, I will draw from a range of approaches to find the best one for you. For instance some people benefit from support dealing with difficult emotions and experiences, or understanding why things have gone wrong, while others want help finding practical solutions and deciding what action to take.
Whether you want just a few sessions of counselling - which can make a big difference - or would like to explore your issues in more depth over a longer period, I can help. You may want to focus on a particular problem or need support in a crisis, or wish to explore your life experience or past more deeply.
Please feel free to get in touch and ask questions or to make an appointment. I offer a reduced-fee initial session for us to meet to help decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with six years experience working in counselling and psychotherapy services, including in the community-based and voluntary sector services, in a university counselling service, and in private practice. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in West London and am working towards completing an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute.
'Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling' means using a range of psychological theories and research findings to help find the best approach to helping with your difficulties.
I am experienced in working with adults of all ages through my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist at Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS), Brunel University Counselling Service, and in private practice. I have worked with people from a broad range of social, cultural and educational backgrounds on many different issues including relationship problems, difficulties at work, trauma and abuse, emotional issues, and mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBAP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions as well as the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My fee is £45 for a 50 minute counselling session. I offer a reduced fee of £20 for an initial assessment session, also lasting 50 minutes – this gives us a chance to meet, discuss what you would like out of your counselling, and to think about whether I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer a range of appointments during the day and evenings.
I work from my counselling room at my home in Culvert Lane, Uxbridge, which has free parking in the road outside (there are no restrictions) and is about 20 minutes’ walk from Uxbridge Underground Station.
I generally see people for sessions lasting 50 minutes, once a week. Counselling sessions are often at the same time each week, or may vary depending on what works best.
If you have mobility difficulties or a disability I would be happy to discuss in advance any particular needs, concerns, issues or questions you might have. My therapy room is on the ground floor with a single step to access the building, and a single step to access the toilet which is also on the ground floor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|