Elizabeth Halford

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MBACP (Accredited)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southampton, Hampshire, SO16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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)

Level 7 Diploma in Supervision

I am a qualified counsellor based in Southampton, offering private counselling to anyone over the age of 18. I hold registered accredited membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

​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 have also provided 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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

BACP
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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy 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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£48.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £48 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.

When I work

Flexible hours 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 adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Doxy
Skype
VSee

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

My name is Elizabeth Halford, and I am an experienced Humanistic Gestalt counsellor with a thriving private practice based just outside Southampton.

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Elizabeth Halford
Elizabeth Halford