Elizabeth Loach, MSc., UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist
Many people’s lives have been dramatically affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and we are all learning to adapt. As a result, you may be feeling vulnerable, distressed or overwhelmed. Like some of my clients, you might be grappling with changes in home life, work pressures or unemployment. Sadly, you may have lost loved ones and be grieving in unusual circumstances.
Whether in connection with the coronavirus pandemic or not, sometimes we feel lost and struggle to cope with life's difficulties. Taking the first step to contact a therapist can feel really difficult and so I’d like you to know that our therapeutic 'space' is safe and non-judgemental.
I believe in therapy as a joint venture, where we work together to increase awareness about what is troubling you. Through this process we can understand underlying issues and how these may affect your behaviour and thinking. This in turn enables you to change unwanted patterns and make better informed decisions in the future. Our main focus is your day-to-day 'here and now' experience of the issue rather than the past.
Please feel free to contact me to ask any questions or arrange a single introductory session. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
MSc. Gestalt Psychotherapy
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual therapy - £60
Couples therapy - £70 (50 minutes) or £100 (80 minutes)
Concessions offered for
Some concessions are available for students and unemployed individuals.
I offer concessions for key workers experiencing coronavirus / COVID-19 related issues e.g. stress.