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About me

Hello and welcome. Do you feel that your problems are becoming too much for you to bear on your own, and you need to find a way to share them? Perhaps you are facing a difficult time in your life, feeling overwhelmed by emotions so that you can't see a way forward. Or it might be that nothing in your life has changed and yet you still have a feeling of sadness when going about everyday things. By providing you with a safe, confidential space in which to talk and to be truly heard, I will help you to explore your concerns and to feel more empowered in your responses to them.

How I Can Help
As a qualified Humanistic counsellor, I offer a gentle, compassionate, non-judgemental approach to problem solving and healing. I work in a way that is flexible in order to suit your individual needs. The first session is an opportunity for you to decide if I might be the counsellor for you. If you choose to continue with further sessions, I encourage regular feedback on how the work is progressing to help you gain the most from it.

Your Next Step
You have taken the first important step by looking for a potential counsellor. If you would like to know more about how I can help, I would be delighted to hear from you. Please do email or call me to discuss your needs in more detail and to see if the therapy I offer could be of use to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

HE Diploma in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)

I am a qualified counsellor based in Southampton, offering private counselling to anyone over the age of 18. I hold registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as well as accredited registrant membership of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and the NCS Code of Ethics and Complaints Procedure.

​I have considerable experience of working with people who are facing a range of issues, including anxiety, loss and trauma. I have counselled clients through a local charity and in the university sector. I also provide a counselling service for students at a further education college in Hampshire and I am a certified Mental Health First Aider.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £45 per session.

Free initial telephone session is 30 minutes long and there is no obligation to commit to further sessions.

Discounts are available for full-time students.

Availability

Flexible availability including evenings

Further information

I welcome enquiries from people on the autism spectrum and would be happy to discuss how I can adjust my practice to make it more accessible for your individual needs.

Southampton
Hampshire
SO16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Elizabeth Halford MBACP, MNCS (Accred)

Elizabeth Halford MBACP, MNCS (Accred)