Liz Jackson MBACP
Relationship problems? Anxious? Low self-esteem? Angry? Worried about your child or teenager? Stress at work?
I am an integrative counsellor and trainer working in the centre of Bedford. I provide caring, professional counselling for a wide range of issues. By listening to you I will help you explore your thinking, feelings and behaviour around an issue so you can understand them better. Then you can decide if there are changes you would like to make, at a pace that is right for you, with my support.
I work with both individuals and couples and offer support to parents concerned about their children/ teenagers to help them with relationship/ behavioural issues, whether they are school or home related. I often support pupils/ students suffering from anxiety/ illness which may be affecting their ability to thrive at school/ university.
I offer models from TA (Transactional Analysis) which I find to be highly effective. In its simplest terms,TA is a way to know and understand how and why people do what they do. TA is used in psychotherapy, coaching, in educational settings and in the workplace. It is useful for everyone, but especially for those who are keen to understand themselves and their relationships better. TA holds that everyone has the ability to learn and change. It is suited to both short-term goal-focused counselling and longer term therapy and provides clients with an understanding that they can continue to use long after they have finished having counselling.
I am also trained in Theraplay ( Level 1) and use this in my work with children, and CBT.
I design and deliver bespoke training workshops in schools and colleges and to counsellors. Topics include Building Healthy Self - Esteem, Friendships and Relationships, Emotional resilience, Loss and Bereavement, Assertiveness, Coping with Change, Goal setting and Transactional Analysis. For practitioners working with children and young people I run courses on Building better relationships in the classroom.
i also run week-end courses for up to 10 people in the beautiful Cotswold countryside in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons), PGCE, TA, Dip Counselling, Registered MBAC.
I have 30 years' experience of working with teenagers and parents in both educational and youth work settings.
I have also worked with people who feel 'stuck' in their lives and who want help in setting goals and priorities for themselves.
For the past 10 years I have been delivering workshops in schools and in church youth groups. I also run Marriage and Parenting courses., as well as courses on emotional literacy for young people and training courses for teachers and LSAs, foster carers and grandparents.
Served as a volunteer counsellor at Bedford Open Door for 4 years. ( a charity serving 13-25 year olds)
I am trained in Trauma work and am currently in advanced Educational TA training.
Theraplay Level 1
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45 per 50 minute session for individuals.
£55 for couples per 1 hour session
Discounts available for students.
Mindful of the pain and anxiety caused by broken or difficult relationships, I am passionate about supporting people who are hurting or who wish to strengthen and understand their relationships, whether they are romantic relationships, friendships, parent- child relationships or workplace relationships.
What people say about me
"Liz is passionate about her work and deeply committed to making people's lives easier to manage and to cope with. She is skilful at identifying core issues and at helping you work out solutions to your problems."
"Liz enables people to grow and be the best they can. She has considerable inner strength and is able to make you feel held- however distressed or tortured you are feeling. There is no sense of being judged by Liz. She listens incredibly well, talks common sense and is very encouraging."
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