Liz Lawson

Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6LR
07734 861904 07734 861904 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). I work with individuals aged 16 and over, experiencing a range of difficulties including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, OCD, self-harm and personality disorder diagnoses. For some people, they are clear about the problems that they are experiencing and want to resolve through therapy, however other people may just have a sense that they are stuck, feel overwhelmed or are not behaving in ways that align with their values. Therapy can help to make sense of this and begin to overcome the barriers.

Engaging in therapy requires courage and the relationship between client and therapist is central. For some people, it can take time to develop trust and so I offer both short and longer-term therapy. It is important that you feel that I am the right person to work with and so I offer a free 15 min telephone consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I use therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and psychodynamic therapy, and therapy is tailored to clients’ difficulties & goals. My approach is a balance of understanding what's led to difficulties along with developing new strategies to better manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness



Wetherby Therapy Rooms
23A High Street
West Yorkshire
LS22 6LR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access


I currently offer online and telephone therapy but in normal conditions, I work from Wetherby.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Liz Lawson

Liz Lawson