Elizabeth Bazalgette

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Pronoun: she
MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip Couns., MBACP, MBPsS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4QD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with people of all ages and have extensive experience working with children, young people, adults and older adults. I offer a warm, safe and empathic space to allow clients to explore whatever may be going on and will listen without any judgement to help empower people to work through any challenges or difficult experiences.

I am trained to work as both a psychotherapist and a psychologist. This means I have had extensive counselling and academic training at Master's level and use a pluralistic approach with my clients. This means that I prioritise the client's unique and individual experiences and can work in the most appropriate way to help. My training includes person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), existential and creative therapeutic approaches.

I am also in training to be a Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy. I work two days a week in the Integrated Psychology Team as part of Berkshire's Community Health team.

I have a particular interest in anxiety and how it affects people at any age. My current research interests are around mental health in the workplace and how the in-session movement supports children and young people therapeutically. Currently, I'm working towards my practitioner status as a counselling psychologist which includes chartership with the British Psychological Society and membership in the Health Care Professionals Council.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am registered with Vitality Health Insurance and CIGNA.

Fees for sessions (up to 50 minutes)

Adults (25+) - £100.00 per session 

Under 25s - £120 per session

Training, qualifications & experience

Work:

Highly Specialist Counselling Psychologist (in-training) - MHICS, NHS Berkshire (April 2024 to present)

Counselling Psychologist in-training - CMHT, NHS Berkshire (November 2021 - April 2024)

Psychotherapist, The Connection Psychologist (September 2017 to present)

Psychotherapist, No5 / Time to Talk, Reading (December 2014 - December 2017)

Education:

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (completing September 2024)

MSc in Psychological Counselling (Regents University London)

BSc (Hons) in Psychology  2:1 (University College London)

Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (CPTA)

Level 1-3 in Counselling (CPTA)

Member organisations

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.

Photos & videos

Fees

£100.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

Fees are per session (up to 50 minutes)

Adults 25+ - £100

Under 25s - £120.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have some limited availability on Saturday mornings to take on new clients.

Please get in touch if you would like to know what times are available.

Suite 12, Thatcham House, Turner's Drive, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4QD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work on the first floor of a public office which has step-free access and a lift.

Elizabeth Bazalgette
Elizabeth Bazalgette