Elizabeth Halls BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
I am an experienced counsellor working in Leominster and Hereford. Whether you are feeling anxiety, depression, confusion, bereavement or are simply trying to work through some issue in life or decision, I hope I can help you. You may be experiencing moments of panic, or have a sense of generalised anxiety without any external trigger. You may simply be feeling sad, or have a dilemma you just can't solve. It is my experience that, whatever the problem and however hard things feel, being able to talk about things with a calm, approachable, professional counsellor does begin to unlock things and bring some relief, often even after the first session.
My approach is person-centred, which means treating each person as a unique individual. In trying to understand your own point of view and the way you process things for yourself, I aim to discover what works best for you and go with that. At all stages of our work together I am listening with you as you speak to help you hear your own inner voice and wisdom. I find most people do know, deep in their hearts, what they really want and feel, but being in this particular counselling space helps them tune into that and find a way forward. Even if there seems to be no way forward outwardly, it is possible to honour what is inside you, and this can really help alleviate difficult feelings of stress, anxiety or depression.
I am not an ‘expert’ on you, but try to help you to understand yourself more clearly and find acceptance, challenge or solutions from within rather than imposed from without. I don’t see myself as ‘working with’ depression, or anxiety, or stress, etc., but as working with a person. There is not ‘something wrong with you’ but you may have been affected deeply by some distressing things that have happened, or are happening in your life. I want to connect with you as a person, not just with your problem, and help you find the resources you didn't know you had. Again and again, I see clients find that out for themselves.
You might be wondering how long it might take to feel better. There is almost always some instant relief, but usually things take a bit longer to work through to a point where you feel happy to finish. That can vary from a couple of weekly visits to a number of months, to several years. I normally suggest thinking about 6 sessions, and then seeing how that goes; but it may end up being less or more than that. We can review as we go along.
I acknowledge the importance of those aspects of our lives - spiritual, intuitive, philosophical - that give us a larger sense of self and help us to think about the world and our own sense of meaning.
I believe it is really important that you get on with your counsellor. Inevitably, it works better if you are comfortable with me and feel I am the right 'fit' for you - we are all different, after all. I am very happy have an initial discussion with no obligation if that feels useful, and you can ask me anything that you'd like to know. Please ring 07795 324 575. I hope I can help.
- I am the counsellor at The Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford - a marvellous charity offering different therapies and support to those with a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- I work privately from my own comfortable, quiet and relaxed premises in Leominster
- I offer counselling in a Christian or other spiritual contexts for those who specifically want to explore issues of faith as a factor in their counselling.
Please visit my website to find out more at www.elizabethhallscounselling.com
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling (University of Worcester)
BTEC Diploma in Counselling (Herefordshire Technical College)
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered MBACP)
Lecturer, Foundation Degree in Counselling, University of Worcester and BTEC Diploma in Counselling (Herefordshire & Ludlow College) 2014-15
As well as having my own private practice I have spent a number of years counselling NHS GP-referred clients in Shropshire before becoming the Counsellor at The Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford in July 2018
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental Health in the workplace
My counselling fees are £45 per hour (50 minutes' counselling) for counselling
I also offer business coaching. I was a SFEDI-accredited business adviser, and ran my own business consultancy for seven years. I bring my counselling background and business knowledge together to help small businesses to grow, and am especially interested in working in family businesses.
MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE
I offer help and training to organisations in understanding and fulfilling their responsibilities in promoting good mental health and welfare as part of their health and safety obligations. Training can be provided for management and staff in mental health management, awareness and implementation of best practice.
Fees are negotiable.