I’m Lizzie and put simply: I love my job! I have been working as a person centred integrative counsellor since 2016. This means that I can support you by using different processes and approaches to help you understand what is going on in your world. My role is to work alongside you and to hear your story.
I like to think I am down to earth, realistic and a friendly human but take my role seriously so am always professional. If you have any questions or would like to work alongside me please get in touch. We can arrange your initial consultation where you tell me about you and if you are happy to proceed then we'll arrange your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
Professional Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (completed 2019)
As part of my ethical practice I complete a minimum of 30 hours of CPD (Continued Personal Development) a year. Some topics that have had training on in recent years include focuses on: Autism, LGBTQ+ and Bereavement.
In addition to owning my private practice, I am also currently working at Fegans. This organisation is a charity based in the South East who support children and families. Through my work here, I have experience with; anxiety, depression, stress, grief, disordered eating, self-harm, trauma, low self-esteem, low self-confidence and phobias to name but a few.
From 2016 – 2019 I volunteered with an organisation called Shaw Trust who are based in Kent. There I worked with individuals who were finding it hard to get back into work a result of their mental health. I engaged with people who struggled with crippling anxiety, grief, lack of self-confidence, family dysfunction and self-harm.
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a member of the BACP.
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I provide a reduced fee for any members of Mates In Mind.
I currently have evening times available at no extra cost.
It can be hard saying out loud that things aren’t quite right or to say, ‘I’m not ok’. It can feel uncomfortable to acknowledge that we aren’t quite feeling ourselves, or that things are just a little too much at the moment. There is no shame in this. There is no shame in those thoughts or feelings that can seem to be taking over your life.
Please know that:
This process isn’t as scary as your mind may haves you believe.
There is always someone who wants to listen to you or simply just ‘be’ with you.
You can get in touch if you are interested in working alongside me.