Liz Bidnell Psychotherapist and Counsellor UKCP reg
I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and Therapeutic Counsellor. I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with issues that are having a negative impact on their lives and well-being.
The process of therapy is to facilitate change and support us through our own development and self awareness. It is an opportunity to be listened to and to be heard in a way that helps us make sense of our feelings, thoughts and behaviours and allows us to choose a more helpful way of being.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
I have been practicing for the last 16 years and have gained my experience working within the NHS, the voluntary sector and private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session - individual
£60.00 per session - couple
Each session lasts 50 minutes
Fee concessions available
I deal with most issues and have specialised knowledge of the issues relating to HM Forces
I understand and have experience of working with trauma, how this impacts on our lives and the effect this has on those who work and/or care for someone who is traumatised.
I belong to a professional body (UKCP) that understands the need for safety when we feel vulnerable and ensures that I have met and will continue to meet a high standard of requirements in order to continue to practice which includes, continued professional and personal development and supervision.