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Elizabeth Shorts BSc (Hons) Psy, Dip Counseling, MBACP, MBPsS.

About me

Hi, I am Elizabeth and I am an experienced Psychotherapist for more than 20 years, working with individuals, couples, families, students and trainee counsellors. Helping my clients to learn to trust themselves, leading to self-worth and confidence, I offer a confidential, safe and warm environment in order for clients to resolve their issues.

There are times when everyone needs some space and somebody to listen to them objectively, with acceptance and without judgement. Counselling/ Psychotherapy with me provides this space.

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 be fluid.

Due to the COVID19 virus, I am currently working with all my clients online and by phone. Working online also provides the clients with the ability to not have to choose their therapist by geography, no waiting in bad weather or traffic, or having to take public transport to get here and if you happened to be wearing your slippers, then that is ok as you can be comfortable too.

I am happy to use any mode to connects with clients that they choose. This is an effective and convenient way to have your session and I have worked this way for years as many of my clients travel.

Getting in touch...

If you have any questions about counselling or psychotherapy, or perhaps you would like to book a session, then I would like to welcome you to get in touch today.

You can call or text me on 07956913686 or click here to send me an email.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Honors Psychology.
  • Dip Counseling.
  • MBACP.
  • MBPsS

Continuing courses in:

  • CBT
  • Humanistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Gestalt
  • Solution-focused therapies

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Students

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 a 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.

Relationships

Relationships can be difficult, I work with my clients towards resolving a conflict between not only spouses and partners, but also other family members, as well as issues in the workplace and/or socially. Resolution can be achieved with or without the other person in the room.

Coaching

Coaching can deal with problems in both work and personal life and works in much the same way as Counselling. I focus on helping my clients find triggers and solutions to whatever the issue is. This can be done in as little as 3 sessions.

Dogs

I also work with people who would like to leave their fear of dogs at the door.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

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.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

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

We would like to thank you for helping us through a most stressful time in our lives as a couple. Your advice was immensely helpful and we are I a much better place. We also had a surprisingly smooth transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4 and would like to give you credit for that. We still have work to do but for now go and see were that takes us! If you ever need a recommendation please let us know. It was a pleasure to meet you.

Client Testimonial #3

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.
Thank you

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

8.30am till 9pm Monday-Friday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

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