Elizabeth Kovacs

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MBACP (Accredited)
Available for new clients
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Brentford TW8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am accredited with the BACP and have over 27 years experience of offering confidential counselling on a wide range of issues. I work with the person-centred approach whilst also integrating Transactional Analysis (T.A.) and the use of arts materials in a unique way according to your needs. My background is in teaching, education welfare, personnel management and employee counselling. I have worked for the NHS and local authorities as well as in private practice. I have a particular interest in, and experience of, working with children, teenagers and young people.

About Counselling
I offer the time and space for you to talk freely about your concerns and will listen with respect and without judgement.   Each person is a unique individual and therefore, the way I work with each individual varies.

I will listen to your concerns and help you to look more closely at anything that's troubling you so that you can build a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances. This will put you in a better position to start finding solutions and to live your life in a more satisfactory and fulfilling way.

I take confidentiality seriously and will explain the boundaries of confidentiality more fully in the first session.   If you would like to find out more about confidentiality please do feel free to call me to discuss further.

Screen%20Shot%202013-07-23%20at%2012.41.How can Counselling Help?

Some of the ways that counselling can help you are as follows;

  • Feeling less stressed
  • Feeling calmer and more content
  • Improve your ability to make decisions
  • Enjoy happier relationships
  • Enable you to move on with your life.

What sort of problems can Counselling Help with?
Counselling can help when you are experiencing difficult feelings such as sadness, hurt, anger, disappointment, grief, or jealousy. It can help when you don't feel very good about yourself and have low self-esteem, or if you are finding relationships difficult. It can help with the emotional impact of difficult practical problems.

What happens when I contact you?
I will ask what you're looking for and you can ask any questions that you might have during our free of charge initial phone consultation. If you decide you would like to have an initial session, we will agree a mutually convenient time for a first appointment.

What happens in the first session?
You can attend the first session without any obligation to continue. I will ask you some questions to get background information. This will be the only time I take notes. You will then have the opportunity to talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get from it. I will explain how I work and you will have the chance to ask questions. At the end we will decide whether we will work together, and if so, book further sessions.

How long does counselling go on for?
Counselling can be short term, for instance 6 weeks to perhaps a few months, or longer term, perhaps one or more years. It very much depends on what you are working on. We will review timescales as we go along. Most people get a sense of when they are ready to stop having counselling.

What if I don't know why I want counselling?
There may be times when we know we're not happy but don't know why, or that there's something wrong and we don't know what it is. Together we can explore what's going on in your life and how you are feeling and then we will begin to uncover the causes of how you're feeling.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.Ed (hons)
Diploma in Personnel Management
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Integrative Arts Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in CBT

I have a background in teaching, personnel management, education welfare as well as counselling. I am currently working as an employee counsellor, and school counsellor as well as in private practice. I trained with CRUSE Bereavement Care and worked with them as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor for 7 years.

I also work with children and young people.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Workplace bullying.
I speak German fluently.


£50.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

I offer a free initial phone consultation to discuss your requirements; you can then decide if you wish to proceed with counselling.  

Sessions (per hour):
£50 - £65 individual

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I work from West London, near Kew Bridge, Brentford.

By Bus: 267, 237, 110, & 65 all stop very close by.
By Train: Kew Bridge mainline station is a 3 minute walk away.
By Tube: Gunnersbury Station on the District line is a 15 min walk or 5 mins by bus.
By Car: Very close to the A4, M4, North and South Circular, not far from A40.

Parking: Parking is free in the private car park (there is no congestion charge).

Disabled Access: There is a small step to the front door. A ramp could be arranged if needed but toilet is on the 1st floor. 

Brentford, Middx, TW8

28 Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



In person

Qualified supervisor with experience of supervising both qualified counsellors and counsellors in training since 2013.

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