Elizabeth Paterson (MBACP) Therapeutic Counsellor & Online Therapist
UPDATE: New ONLINE appointments now available
My name is Elizabeth, and I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and certified online therapist. From time to time we all struggle to find our way through life’s challenges, and I am here to help you through these difficult times.
Currently, I am working online using Zoom (a secure video platform) which means you can benefit from being in the comfort of your own home (or perhaps car) for our sessions. Zoom is user friendly, works on phones, laptops and tablets and is encrypted end to end. Check out my tips for online therapy on my web page.
I also offer email therapy using ProtonMail which is highly secure and confidential. Some people may prefer email therapy as the slower pace allows for reflection and considered responses, and also enables you to write at a time that suits you.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. This means I take great care to work professionally, with sincere respect for you. I provide a safe space for you to talk about your life circumstances and accompanying feelings. Confidentiality is a priority, as is my commitment to empowering you to be your best version of yourself.
It can be daunting making that first step to take control of your situation, but here you are doing that already. Let’s build on this together.
I charge £40 per 60-minute session and payments are to be made through bank transfer.
I truly look forward to meeting you and starting our therapeutic journey together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certified Cyber Therapist
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Diploma Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
Lego Serious Play Facilitator
Trauma and the Body
Adult Mental Health First Aid
Trainers for Boys
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £40 per 60-minute session, payable through Bank Transfer
UPDATE: I now have ONLINE appointments available.
Feel free to contact me to ask any questions you may have. I have a fast response rate and I am happy to help.