Elisabeth Bowen MBACP (Accred)
You might be looking at this website because life feels too difficult to manage at the moment. Something has upset your natural balance. It could be a life-changing event or the demands of everyday life, but somehow they have started a vicious circle of negative thoughts and anxiety that threaten to overwhelm you.
Talking to an experienced practitioner can help and bring relief to your emotional pain. Together we can make sense of what is happening and develop strategies that will help you live a rich and fulfilled life again.
I am an experienced BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor. I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London and at a BACP accredited Training Centre in Kent. Alongside my private practice I work as a senior counsellor at a counselling centre for adults in Tunbridge Wells and as a tutor at a BACP accredited training centre for counsellors.
My practice offers a place where you can talk freely about things that are troubling you. Together we can explore the cause of these. Reflecting on early experiences and significant events in your life helps you understand the root of thinking or behavioural patterns. The exploration and understanding of unhelpful thinking patterns will enable you to gradually make changes and to live a truer and more fulfilled life.
How can you contact me? It may feel daunting to speak with a counsellor for the first time, but if you phone me we can discuss what is troubling you and how counselling can help you. If I cannot answer my phone you can leave a message and I will call you back or you can send an email with your contact details and the best time to call you. When we speak on the phone we can arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time.
What happens next? Our first meeting will be an opportunity for us to speak about what is troubling you in more detail and for me to explain to you how I work and how counselling can help you. If we both feel that counselling will benefit you we will agree a day and a time for us to meet on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Accred)
Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy, London Tavistock
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Brief Focussed Counselling
Working with Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Working with Trauma
I have experience in working with
- Low self esteem
- Relationship issues
- Childhood Abuse
- Critical Illness
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
50 minute session: £45
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice is within easy reach of the A21 and has off-road parking right in front of the building.
Daytime and evening sessions available
Types of client