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MBACP
Hebden Bridge HX7 & Elgin IV30

About me

Life can be incredibly tough, no matter how our lives “look on paper”. I provide a safe harbour, welcoming all of you; who you are today, who you have been in the past and the you that is stepping into the future.

In this supportive and accepting space that we co-create, you can explore with open curiosity, your way of being in the world, the awareness you gain will support you to make good choices for yourself. I believe that like a plant, given the right conditions we all have the potential to thrive.

Anyone can come to therapy and gain something from it, it is your journey. Whether you choose to come to work on one particular issue, a current crisis or a more general curiosity to unpack and understand particular patterns in your life. I work using the modality of Psychosynthesis a very holistic, transpersonal and integrative approach to counselling, giving me access to a large variety of techniques and ways of working.

I am currently working online via Zoom and offer weekly 50min sessions.

Making Contact

Please feel free to send me an email, I would then look to arrange a free 15min introductory phone call, during which I can respond to your questions and learn more about you and your objectives for counselling.

Following this, the next step would be to arrange an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Background

I have a background in working with people on growth and development, especially children and young people, predominantly in the outdoors. I enjoyed this work very much, but always felt limited by the scope of support I was able to offer, which led me to decide to retrain as a counsellor.

I chose Psychosynthesis as it seemed to align most closely with my experience of life and it's maps and models have been profoundly useful to me on my journey.

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development - Psychosynthesis Counselling.

BSc Outdoor Education with Environmental Education.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Climate Anxiety

Fees

Additional information

Initial phone call - Free

Following sessions - £40  -  £45  -  £50

As part of my commitment to 'Fair Share' I offer sessions at three different levels, allowing you to choose what you feel you are able to afford. Please note that the more you are able to afford, the more capacity I will have to take on clients that are less able to pay. 

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

Elgin, Moray, IV30

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

German

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes