My name is Elizabeth Harland and I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with experience in working with adults and young people. My approach is to work with each client individually, listening carefully, tailoring my work to meet the requirements of each person. I offer short, medium or longer term counselling.
In counselling sessions I provide a confidential service using the bacp ethical code of practice. Clients can explore options and process emotions. In the professional counselling relationship I aim to be authentic, using integrity, respect and empathy, encouraging clients to make their own decisions and to develop resilience in coping with a wide range of issues.
If you contact me we can hope to arrange an initial appointment at a convenient time for you. Daytime or early evening appointments may be available. The first session provides an opportunity to discuss whether counselling would be helpful for you or what is the best next step for you. Counselling sessions usually last up to 50 minutes and may take place OUTDOORS at my property. Observing the current government guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus, the chairs will be at least 2m apart, under a roof canopy, observing social distance at all times, each client will have a fresh chair that has been in storage for at least 72 hours. Payment will be contactless by card-reader, or bank transfer, and there is no exchange of paperwork.
Alternatively, counselling sessions may be by telephone or video online, according to the clients preference. I hope you can feel relaxed and talk in confidence.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began formal training as a counsellor in 2003 and have experience of working with colleagues at a counselling agency, schools, college and in private practice. Training as a post-graduate, I gained my Diploma in Pastoral Counselling from the Institute of Pastoral Counselling, Nottingham, in 2008.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means that my counselling work and training is professionally supervised, and approved by the BACP accreditation team, which vigorously upholds high ethical standards in the counselling profession.
My core training in counselling is Integrative, using knowledge and practical skills from the following theoretical models: Pastoral Counselling, Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Integrative, NLP, Play Therapy, Relational, TA, Attachment theory.
I have also trained in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy using the EAGALA Model, this means counselling sessions with clients can take place outdoors, or in the field with horses, using the horses and surrounding area to work therapeutically using metaphor. Sessions are tailored to the needs of individuals; please contact me if you wish to explore this way of working together.
In continuing professional development, in addition to my core training I have trained in the following areas of knowledge and skills:
- Working Creatively with Young People
- Working with Metaphor
- NLP skills
- Schools Counselling
- Spirituality in Counselling
- Early Years
- Domestic Abuse
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
Daytime or early evening appointments may be available for outdoors in person, or telephone or video online sessions.