My name is Elizabeth, I am a professionally qualified counsellor. I have a friendly, compassionate, and empathetic listening style.
I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and explore any concerns, worries or difficult issues, whether they are from your past or present.
Together we can work on how these impact on your life. We can explore options, strategies, and skills/tools that can encourage new ways of thinking and behaving to help resolve them and promote positive change.
Taking the next steps can be challenging, our initial session will allow us to look at what has brought you to counselling and the area/s you wish to explore. It allows us to get to know each other, so that you, the client can decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
The sessions focus on building a therapeutic relationship that is built on trust and rapport.
My knowledge and skill have developed through my therapeutic work on placement for my counselling course and voluntary hours at MIND, in private practice, and through my work with a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.
I provide an individual approach for your unique preferences and needs based on your view of yourself, others, and the world.
Reflecting our views, opinions, thoughts, feelings, core values, core beliefs, and behaviour can help us address and work on change in areas that are preventing us from moving forward and achieving our full potential.
Untangling experiences that have been difficult, painful, and challenging is a process and a journey that enables you to make sense of the situation.
You may be wondering if counselling is the right step for you, whether talking to a stranger about your life will help you.
I made the difficult decision to start the counselling journey to make sense of my life. The positive experience led me to re-train and change my career, to become a counsellor to enable me to support others in the way I was supported.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have full professional insurance, DBS checks and attend regular supervision in line with the above guidelines.
I believe in regular ongoing professional development to keep my knowledge relevant and up to date.
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy & counselling Skills
- Diploma in Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Skills
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
- £45 Initial Assessment (75 mins)
- £40 per session (60 mins)
- Reduced fee by block booking.
- Low cost available for children and low income
- Weekends Sat & Sun subject to negotiation (£50 per session 60 mins).
Weekdays - Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri 3pm to 7pm
Weekends Sat & Sun subject to negotiation (£50 per session 60 mins).
The therapy that I offer is Integrative - this means that I use a variety of methods and therapeutic approaches, such as Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Mindfulness & CBT.
I welcome enquiries from G.P's, health professionals, workplaces & charities.