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Dr Elizabeth McMillan

Skipton BD23 & Colne BB8
07734462086
Skipton BD23 & Colne BB8

About me

What I can offer

I recognise that in looking for a counsellor you have taken the most difficult first step. I am a person centered counsellor and I can offer you a safe, confidential space in which you can talk about and explore the things that are troubling you. I believe the therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is key to the counselling process and I will strive to walk with you and support you as you work through your problems. It is not my place to give you advice or judge you, but to assist you in finding your own unique way of managing or changing a situation. I offer a free 30 minute consultation for us to explore whether we can work together and I am happy to discuss any questions you have regarding counselling over the phone or by email.

How Counselling can help

There are traumatic times in our lives when our normal coping strategies fail us, when situations overwhelm us, perhaps a bereavement, losing a job, relationship breakdown, change in circumstances, and we need help to make sense of it. It may be that we notice we are going round the same cycle over and over and wonder how it happens, that we become anxious or depressed and demotivated. Counselling can help us to get a new perspective and to find our own way forward.

Alternatively it may be that you have found time to devote to personal development and growth and there are issues you wish to clarify or discuss.

My experience

I have over 30 years experience in the NHS as a qualified nurse, midwife and doctor. I have also served in the Armed Forces including the first Gulf War and worked in the voluntary sector in the UK and Liberia. I have specialist experience in stillbirth, pregnancy loss and postnatal depression and a particular interest in recovery from trauma. My interest in the people behind the illnesses or problems during my career led me to the study of counselling and psychotherapy.

How I work

I usually work face-to-face with adults, however during the Covid 19 pandemic I am working exclusively via video call or telephone but will resume face-to-face contact once this is deemed safe for those that want it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Graduate Certificate in Counselling University of Salford

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Training) University of Salford

Transactional Analysis 101 course

Minding the gaps clinical mindfulness research and practice conference

State Registered Nurse Manchester Royal infirmary

State Certified Midwife Blackpool Victoria Hospital

MBChB (Hons) University of Liverpool

MRCOG

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

The fee is £40 per hour

There are limited places available to those on low-income, or students, at discounted rates, please contact me to discuss the details.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I work within the Ethical Framework for Good Practice of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). In accordance with this my practice is supervised. I will therefore share the contents of some of our sessions with my supervisor but not your details. This also means that there are certain circumstances when it may be necessary for me to breach confidentiality by talking to other professionals in order to comply with legal, professional or ethical requirements. I would always discuss this with you first.

I am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS certificate.

I am on the voluntary accredited BACP Register Number 378756

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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