Hi, my name is Eliza and I am looking forward to meeting you. I am a warm and caring person who is passionate about psychology and psychotherapy. I believe that mental health problems are just a survival response to unusual circumstances. As you experience adversity whether it is bulling, violence, an accident, a medical diagnosis or any other traumatic event, in order to survive, we develop different ways to protect ourselves such as hypervigilance - a state of hightened alertness that allow us to quickly identify potential threats. It is a wonderful mechanism in a dangerous environment. However, when we start to see a threat where there is none, our focus changes and we stop noticing opportunities, and positive things in our lives. We become very sensitive to our environment, our emotions are "all over the place" and we become disconnected from the present moment and from our real selves. Fatigue, sleeping problems, comfort eating, addictions are just some of the side effects of such a state of alertness. Such a state of anxiety is exhausting, we become so tired of everything that we stop doing things we used to enjoy, because we have no energy for anything, we become depressed, lonely and isolated, we are not living, we are surviving every day... It is really hard to live with these difficult emotions, so if you've had enough of suffering please arrange a free session with me to see if I can help.
If you decide to go on a therapeutic journey with me, I will first of all listen to you, clarify my understanding of your problem and agree with you what we need to do in order for you to get the most out of our sessions. I will not tell you what to do because therapy is your journey and you have to own it. However I will encourage you and help you to identify your strengths, and resources, your problem-solving abilities, your copying and emotion regulation skills and develop these further, so that you can become more resilient, calmer, more confident, more capable and more assertive self.
As an integrative counsellor and a coach, I use a variety of techniques and tools because I believe that there is no one size fits all therapy. Hence, I have trained in person-centred, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused and body-focused therapies in order to be more effective in my practice.
While growth and change can be a difficult and a challenging process, I will be there alongside you, providing honest and empathic support, understanding and acceptance. Hence, if you are looking for someone who will truly listen and care about your well-being while you are working through your issues then please contact me by email or text to see if, and how I can help. I aim to respond to emails and texts within 2 hours. Please be aware that I am usually really busy so I might not be able to answer your call. However, if you leave a message, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (2.1 Hons) in Psychology as well as a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I currently study towards a Level 4 Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and domestic violence.
What can I help with?
I specialize in working with anxiety (including panic attacks) and depression, insomnia, phobias, stress, anger and low self-esteem. I also support clients who have health anxiety whether due to the new diagnosis or a chronic condition. Moreover, I have experience in working with addiction, domestic violence and chronic pain.
Whatever your struggle is, please contact me to see if I can help.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial online session
I provide a free 30 min introductory session via Zoom for you to meet me and see if you'd feel comfortable to work with me. Apart from the introductory session, all other sessions are 50 min long.
I'm available for face-to-face sessions from 9 am to 7 pm and for online/telephone counselling during other times.
I accept clients for both face-to-face and online/telephone counselling.
I am flexible in terms of session times and dates so please contact me to check my availability.