Elizabeth Shorts BSc (Hons) Psy, Dip Counseling, MBACP, MBPsS.
I am a experienced Psychotherapist/Counsellor. I have been in private practice for 15 years and I trained as an Integrative therapist. I have experienced an extremely wide range of issues with clients over the years and feel equipped to deal with all issues that clients bring.
There are times when everyone needs some space and somebody to listen to them objectively, with acceptance and without judgement. Counselling/ Psychotherapy provides this space. Exploring your feelings and the choices we have available. I work in oder for clients to learn to trust themselves. This leads to self worth and confidence. I offer a confidential, safe and warm environment in order for clients to resolve their issues.
After extensive training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, I am able to offer tailor made therapy in order to meet each clients needs, regardless of the issue.
I feel the Integrative approach allows me the flexibility of use of all the disciplines that Psychotherapy has to offer, thus allowing the therapy to to be fluid.
I feel the therapy I offer both equips and encourages clients to continue to grow and develop the understanding of their experience after therapy has finished.
Through working at Barnet Young People Services for 7 years, I found that there was a growing no. of students who were experiencing anxiety and fears due to transitioning to either college or University. The students I have worked with have found the work I do very beneficial. Those taking on the next big passage of change in their lives, can need some help to relieve the feeling this change produces in order for them to look forward, whether it's 6 form college or Cambridge.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Honors Psychology.
- Dip Counseling.
Continuing courses in:
- Solution focused therapies
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £80.00 for individual therapy and £100.00 for couples therapy. I give a full hours session, rather than the usual 50 mins.
I do have a sliding scale for those on low income, as long as they can show me evidence of this.
Client Testimonial 1
I was incredibly impressed by Elizabeth’s knowledge in many different types of therapy. Her insight into the way I was feeling was staggering, and she would always quickly find a way to help me understand and evaluate my own thoughts and feelings, so we could work on changing the behaviours I had grown up with that I was unhappy with. Elizabeth’s knowledge of numerous techniques meant it was always possible for her try different things and focus on the ones that worked best for me.
Working with Elizabeth, and it is a partnership where you both work together, was so incredibly rewarding for me. I am a much happier and healthier person thanks to Elizabeth and the work we did together, and she has provided me with tools to help me throughout the rest of my life. I feel incredibly lucky that from an Internet search I choose Elizabeth to be my counsellor.
Client Testimonial 2
Seeing Elizabeth has helped me significantly. I was going through a really tough time in my life and decided to seek therapy. I had always felt skeptical about therapy but it's been the best thing I've ever done in my life. My time during therapy with Elizabeth was tremendously helpful, I finally realised that the abuse I went through as a child wasn't my fault and learnt so much about myself. By the end of our sessions I didn't feel the guilt and blame that I'd been feeling for so many years. I now feel stronger and at peace with myself, my anxieties are no longer and I thank Elizabeth for guiding me to find ME . I saw Elizabeth for an hour every week for nearly 12 months and I can't stress enough how much that short period has changed my life for the better.