Lizzy Bickerton MBACP

Lizzy Bickerton MBACP


07843 776 689

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07843 776 689

About me

Life is a complex journey with many twist and turns as well as obstacles which may be difficult to overcome. Sometimes the journey can be so difficult that we feel stuck and overcoming things feels like an overwhelming struggle

Counselling can offer support to help you explore ways to work through these difficulties. Feeling truly heard and accepted is often the key to beginning to heal and to allow us to continue on our journey, living in a way that feels more genuine, self-autonomous and with increasing positive outcomes for us as individuals.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in Cranwell village, Lincolnshire (close to Sleaford and within half an hour of Grantham, Boston and Lincoln).

I offer both short term intervention or longer term work. I work within a humanistic and person-centred approach that puts the client at the heart of the counselling relationship. I also have an interest in using the expressive arts to help facilitate therapeutic growth and using mindfulness techniques to help us live more actively in the here and now. I work with the client’s own frame of reference, working in a way that is best suited to the client’s needs.

I believe that all human beings have a capacity for personal growth and have an innate resilience to overcome struggles in a way that is meaningful to them whatever their circumstance.

My role as a counsellor is to support clients to recognise their own strengths and resourcefulness in a safe environment where they can feel heard, accepted and are able to explore their thoughts and feelings to live in a way that feels more genuine to them and increases their own well-being.

I remain continuously passionate and curious about human beings and the way we continue to develop and strive for survival in the most difficult of circumstances. I am reminded on a daily basis of the innate goodness of people when working with clients and feel privileged that they may allow me to be with them for a time on their own journey through the counselling relationship.

I work from an eco-office building in my garden, which offers my client’s the peace, quiet and confidentiality that is ideal for talking therapy. I have additional confidential space within my home to facilitate creative therapy, which could involve individual or group sessions.

I believe in a holistic approach to counselling when working with a client in a person-centred way. Everyone is different and will benefit from their own unique counselling approach, combining a variety of activities to help facilitate therapeutic growth these may include, walk and talk and the use of art, music and food as therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to private practice I am currently employed as a lead counsellor for an organisation that supports people of all ages who have been affected by sexual violence. I am experienced with young people in secondary schools and within university settings. I have additional experience of working with those affected by domestic violence and complex trauma. My previous background is within social care, education and the charity sector in particular working with those who have learning disabilities and complex needs including mental health.

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Accredited register membership

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  • Open Minds Counselling Room


The initial session is free, which takes place face-to-face, and will last for fifty minutes.

It will allow us time to discuss the particular issues which have led you to counselling, as well as what you are looking to gain from entering into a therapeutic process. It will allow you the opportunity to ask any questions about how we may work together and my particular approach.

Hopefully it will allow you to feel more comfortable and at ease before entering into the counselling process.

Individual counselling sessions (50 minutes) – £40 per session

Counselling students undertaking Personal Therapy requirements- £25 per session

Military personnel discount: Individual counselling session (50 minutes) – £35 per session

Group Creative Therapy Workshops- prices are available upon request.

Online therapy via Skype is also available at a discounted rate. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

Maps & Directions

Sleaford, NG34

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


I see clients throughout the day and also have evening and Saturday morning appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme