I offer a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which we can begin to build a trusting relationship. Sometimes we do not know exactly what the issue is that is making us unhappy and need time to explore aspects of ourselves and how we relate to others. Therapy allows us the space to do so with a therapist who is respectful of our needs and provides the space for us to become more self-aware, to connect with self-compassion and to enjoy freedom from the internal voices Taking the first step to finding a therapist takes courage and I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. For this reason, I offer an initial consultation, free of charge that enables you to decide whether you will be comfortable working with me.
During therapy you will explore how you think, feel and behave and how you adapted to cope with life’s difficulties. You will have the opportunity to redecide how you chose to live your life and to set goals to achieve your aims.
Training, qualifications & experience
Welcome and thank you for choosing to read my profile. My name is Elizabeth and I offer counselling and psychotherapy in rural Wadhurst, East Sussex.
My Training, Qualifications and Experience
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am also a member of the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis.
I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice and a Diploma in Trauma Therapy and am currently a clinical trainee in TA psychotherapy.
I also hold a Certificate in Primary CBT and Advanced CBT.
I hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate (Disclosure & Barring Service).
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
“Each week I came away with things that helped me. I never felt there was something I couldn’t say or feel. I never worried in advance about what would be discussed, it always felt very natural.”
“Brilliant experience. It really helps to be free to express oneself in a safe non-judgemental environment and receive unbiased encouraging help.”
“Thank you for listening to me, it has been incredibly helpful to process what has been happening and how I feel.”
“Thank you for all you have done for me. My journey started very up and down and with your help it has levelled itself out.”
Thank you for all your support and wise words.”
Thank you for what you have taught me and opened my eyes to…it will have a lasting effect on my future.”
Current Placement and Practice
I hold an Honorary Licence to practice as a counsellor within the NHS (Eastbourne) where I work with clients who have experienced trauma.
I work with clients referred by Wealden Institute of Psychology in Crowborough, East Sussex who have sought counselling.
I also have a private practice in rural Wadhurst.