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About me

Do you think you could benefit from having some time to sit back and have a look at what is working or not working in your life?

Taking time to pause and reflect does have enormous benefits. I work with my clients to access an alternative perspective. I support them in finding fresh coping strategies to deal with whatever challenges they are facing.

As an experienced BACP registered therapist I can offer:

  • Telephone counselling anywhere in the UK
  • Face to face sessions at my practice when possible
  • Flexible appointment times, affordable & convenient
  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • Excellent testimonials available on my website

Over recent years, telephone counselling has been an established part of my contact with clients. I have been able to develop particular skills in making sure that clients feel at ease so that they can get the most out of their sessions. My clients often find this a remarkably successful way to ‘meet’ and work with me.

My practice is based in south Buckinghamshire, between High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, just off the M40 and close to the M25 and the M4.  I am within easy reach of Marlow, Maidenhead, Beaconsfield, Gerrard's Cross, Slough and West London. Parking is easy and wheelchair access is available.

Do contact me by text, phone or email to talk through any concerns.

My areas of specialism

My specialisms include bereavement support and the impact of loss, including infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, sudden death, palliative care, trauma, suicide, homicide and end of life issues.

I also have extensive experience with clients who are dealing with anxiety, fatigue, sleep difficulties, depression, relationship and parenting issues, panic attacks, bullying, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

We might discuss family difficulties, low self-confidence and stress-related situations of various kinds, or we may also explore career issues, such as interviews, unemployment, redundancy, resignation and retirement.

I have worked with clients who are facing major transitions, making tough decisions and caring for themselves or loved ones who are living with life limiting illness or disability.

Sometimes there may be no particular issue, other than a sense that things could be better if you could just work out how to find more peace and purpose.

Testimonials

My website features a variety of testimonials.  A few short comments from my clients can be seen below:

“I have had outstanding support. I find every session is enormously helpful…”

"I remember a lovely calm voice that made me immediately feel at ease…”

"The first session was indeed helpful. I can’t believe how much Elizabeth has helped me to identify the root cause of my problems…”

Please text, call or email for more information. I will get back to you as soon as possible so that we can arrange a time when you are able to speak confidentially to discuss if you would like to take things further.

As a first step for new clients, I offer a free initial conversation to discuss how we might work together.

My Approach

My core approach is Person-Centred, with flexibility to integrate and adapt to each client’s needs. I devote time to professional development and am always seeking new and creative ways to help my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BA Hons
  • PGCE

In addition to my private practice, I also have experience of working in two national bereavement organisations. I have extensive training in all aspects of bereavement, and I have also attended a wide variety of courses and workshops, addressing many topics, including supporting children and young people, working with couples and fractured families, enabling self-esteem, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory, resilience, anxiety, dealing with trauma and suicidal thoughts.

As a young student, I initially obtained a BA Hons from Manchester University, then qualified with a PGCE and later gained a further post graduate diploma. Following a period of working within Human Resources, I moved into freelance private and corporate training. My work within different fields, including private, public and corporate settings, has involved engaging with couples, adults of all ages, young people and children. I currently focus on working with adults, but frequently offer support to adult clients around child and teenage family issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free initial conversation to discuss how we might work together.

Individual appointments are £50 per 60-minute session.

Couples therapy appointments are £75 per 90-minute session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening appointments are available, please contact me to discuss what would suit you. Weekends available upon request.

Further information

Location

​If and when it is possible to meet face to face, you might like to arrange to see me in person. My practice is based in south Buckinghamshire, between High Wycombe and Beaconsfield, just off the M40 and close to the M25 and the M4. Parking is easy and wheelchair access is available

High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP10

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Elizabeth Lawman MBACP Reg.

Elizabeth Lawman MBACP Reg.