Elisabeth Long

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Bolton, Lancashire, BL1
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About me

I am an integrative practitioner with over 30 years experience as a counsellor and counselling trainer. I am also a clinical casework supervisor. I have a particular expertise in working with those who may be experiencing work related stress, personal and relationship problems, and suffering the effects of bereavement and loss.  I have a particular interest in working with people who are considering or in the process of becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist.

I have a simple approach to my therapeutic work. I believe that when we are feeling isolated, hopeless, angry, guilty or just lost we become disconnected from both ourselves and those close to us. I consider my role is to explore why this has happened and help you gain an understanding of how you can use this self-knowledge, to move towards a future were you have greater personal insight and a deeper sense of belonging.

I work from a comfortable, safe and warm historic Georgian house in the centre of Bolton, with free gated parking for evening appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant therapeutic training:

BA(Hons) Communication Studies
Post-graduate Certificate of Education
Relate Counselling Certificate
Post-graduate Diploma/Masters
Casework Supervision Diploma

I qualified as a Relate counsellor in the 1990s.  This led to a career in therapy delivery and development which has included becoming a Relate trainer; counselling and psychotherapy lecturer, an examiner and moderator to advanced professional counselling diploma level for a national examing board, and eventually the co-founder and CEO of 1point (north west) - a community benefit society offering counselling, psychotherapy and personal/professional development groups.

During this period I have also worked within the NHS, Probation services, various Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), and further and higher education serttings.

I am a registered member of the BACP and guided by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Prior to taking the 'counselling journey', I had spent 10 years working in the media industry as a journalist and public relations executive.

Member organisations

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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Therapies offered

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£50.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per hour for individuals
£60 per hour for employer assisted clients
£60 Per one and a half hours for clinical supervision (£40 per hour for trainee counsellors)

Bolton, Lancashire, BL1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I provide in-person and online supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors. I am based in Bolton for supervisees looking for F2F contact.

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Elisabeth Long
Elisabeth Long