Elizabeth (Liz) De Rooy BSc(Hons) Counselling And Psychotherapy MBACP

Elizabeth (Liz) De Rooy  BSc(Hons) Counselling And Psychotherapy MBACP



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About me


Hello, Life can be tough and overwhelming at times, cant it? Do you need someone you can  talk to who can help you gain a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings and the challenging issues in your life without fear of being judged?

Choosing the right counsellor for you is very important so I offer a free initial 20-minute consultation, either on the phone or in person, without obligation, so we can discuss what you are needing from counselling and how I can best support you. This will help us decide if we can work together in the future. Call, text or email me and we can arrange an appointment .

How can counselling help ?

People come for counselling for many reasons.  Anxiety and stress, relationship issues, depression, loneliness, loss and life changes affecting our sense of identity, are just some examples. Also trauma in the past or uncertainty about the future can make us feel stuck affecting daily life. Being able to talk to someone who will really listen  to you with compassion, in a safe, confidential space can really help.

What I Can Offer You

I believe you are unique and the expert on your own life. With a friendly and warm  approach I am there to use my training and experience to support you.

At 'Your Safe Space Counselling' I can provide you with non-judgemental support , within a confidential space where you can explore feelings and thoughts which may be troubling you.

Every aspect of you is important, body, mind, emotions and spirit.

All your thoughts and feelings are welcome without shame within our therapeutic relationship.  At your own pace, together we can gradually explore your difficulties, needs and relationships helping you discover new insights and understanding for yourself. This can help you live more fully in the present with hope for the future.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor/ Psychotherapist B.Sc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a registered member of the B.A.C.P. (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.) I work within the ethical and professional guidelines outlined by the B.A.C.P. ethical framework for good practice: www.BACP.co.uk

I have many years of experience in different roles within the N.H.S (mental health) and the private sector working with and supporting people at all stages in life.

My Therapeutic model

As a Humanistic Integrative therapist, I take a holistic approach to counselling using a variety of theories and counselling models which are beneficial to the individual and their unique concerns.

My main models are Relational Integrative, Gestalt, and Body Therapy. (More information about these therapies can be found on the BACP website.)

I offer various creative mediums which you may find helpful when words are difficult to find. I am also experienced in teaching relaxation techniques.


It is well known that animals can  have a calming and soothing effect which helps with anxiety  and stress.  On request my Cavachon dog Tommy can be part of our  therapeutic work together. This can be discussed and contracted for during our initial assessment.

Who do I work with?

I work with people of all age groups ranging from 16 to senior adults

I offer both short term counselling and longer term  psychotherapy with open ended contracts for deeper work

  I specialise in working with trauma,  both major and cumulative and resulting post-traumatic stress; sexual, domestic and spiritual abuse; Loss - through bereavement, disability, divorce, or life changes, which can lead to loss of identity and purpose.

I also have experience working with the challenges that living with long term mental and physical illness and disability bring.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (Staffordshire University)
  • Registered therapist with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
  • Qualified Occupational Therapist (Dip)
  • ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) training and experience
  • SAIL (Sexual Abuse and Incest Line) training and experience
  • Nottinghamshire ‘Mind’ Mental Health Charity
  • Bilborough Sixth Form College (16 to 18-year-olds)
  • ‘Support into Work Derby’  Groups for client, with long-term disability and mental health problems.
  • Pastoral care roles in various Christian churches

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


(Free initial 20 minute informal assessment meeting if requested)

Daytime £40 per session (50 minutes)

Saturday and evening appointments £45.

*Some reduced fee concessionary appointments for students and unwaged.

Further information

There is easy access to my premises in  the Chilwell area of Beeston. Traveling from Nottingham area on the Hucknall to Toton Tram line, and  a good bus service from  Long Eaton and Stapleford area. There is also plenty of parking if you come by car.

Maps & Directions

Beeston, NG9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

My therapy room in Beeston is upstairs but if you have mobility problems I am happy to discuss alternative arrangements.


Weekday, Saturday morning and some evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults