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MBACP (Accred)

About me

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
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-harm
  • Spirituality in Counselling
  • Addictions
  • Early Years
  • CBT
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Safeguarding

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

£40 per session

When I work

Daytime or early evening appointments may be available for outdoors in person, or telephone or video online sessions.

Howden, Goole, East Riding Of Yorkshire, DN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please let me know if you require wheelchair access or any other special needs