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How I Work
I work with most issues that people bring, and especially anxiety, depression and relationship counselling. In the first few sessions I really listen and do my best to understand you. I regularly check out with my clients whether or not I have ‘got’ them. As we ‘unpick’ problems together, it is not uncommon for clients to get a different perspective or find the strength to make changes in their lives. All the time it is a process of us both exploring together. This means that I don't tell you what to do, nor give advice but encourage you to find solutions that you find for yourself. Most of the time this is a process involving just talking, but I sometimes offer other creative ways of working such as empty chair work, modeling, sand-tray and artwork to help get an insight into what is going on. Not everyone wants this of course, and it is important to be true to yourself in how we work together.
Being a person-centred therapist involved me in both theoretical and practical training, including experiencing many hours of personal therapy myself, so I know how difficult it can be for that first meeting with a therapist, and I will do my best to put you at ease. Theoretically, I believe that most life problems originate when we try to force ourselves to ‘be’ and behave in ways that are not true to our real selves, and often the work we do in therapy is rediscovering just who we really are, what it is we really want and how to achieve the best you can.
The work we do is carried out in a comfortable, private room at my home, but in a separate building to the house so we are never disturbed. There is plenty of parking away from the road.
Where I work
Trewidland – The counselling room is at my home which is 50 metres down a hard track from the public road. Trewidland is less than 10 minutes drive from Liskeard, and only 15 minutes from Looe.
Skype – Do ask me if you want to arrange counselling by Skype.
With an academic background of a first class honours degree in psychology, and post-graduate research, I spent 15 years teaching Psychology A-level to teenagers and adults, but always felt I wanted to be working more personally with clients on a one-to-one basis so I took the further training to become a counsellor. I have an advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and am an Accredited (and registered) member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and adhere to their standards of professional practice and ethics and I am a counselling supervisor.
Having been lead tutor for all Cornwall Council's counselling courses I am now semi-retired but maintain my private practice for two days a week.
What my clients have said about me
- "Through counselling, I felt I became a person at last. A person in my own right – and it made a huge difference to have another person listen to my feelings."
- "Counselling with Liz had helped me put everything in perspective and that I now feel stronger and happier and able to continue my caring role with a better grace."
- "With Liz’s support, encouragement, patience and gentle guidance to find my own answers, I have now recovered my confidence, and self esteem and also developed a self-understanding, which I did not possess before my illness."
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society
Qualified Assertiveness Trainer
BA with Hons Psychology 1st class
Post Grad Dip in Psychological Research Methods
Person-Centred Couples Counsellor training
Video Conferencing to conduct Online Therapy
Certificate in Supervision (CPCAB)
Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique
I have been a tutor for counselling courses and lead tutor for all Cornwall Council counselling training and an assertiveness trainer
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- IndividualsI---------------------- £45 for 1 hour or £60 for 1,1/2 hours
- Couples --------------------------- £60 for 1 hour or £75 for 1,1/2 hours
- Counselling Students --------- £30 for 1 hour or £40 for 1,1/2 hours
- Supervision -------------------- £50 for 1 hour or £65 for 1,1/2 hours
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Thursdays - other days by special arrangement
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been trained to the CBCAB level 6 Supervision and work in a person-centred way.View supervision profile