Elizabeth Lawman

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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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?

You could start with a free no-obligation conversation over the phone at a time when you are able to speak freely. We can begin to explore what you need and how you might like to proceed.

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:

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

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.

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.

Do look at my website. Contact me by text, phone or email. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

My areas of specialism

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

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

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.


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

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£60.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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

Face to face appointment fees are £65 for individuals and £95 for couples.

Telephone appointment fees are £60 for individuals and £90 for couples.

Each session usually lasts 50 minutes, followed by a few minutes for planning and scheduling.  Sessions of a longer duration may be considered and arranged as needed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Further information


​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

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Elizabeth Lawman
Elizabeth Lawman