Elizabeth Paterson

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Leeds LS1 & Goole DN14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome. You are probably here because you are finding something challenging or you’re not quite feeling yourself. 

Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost.

Each day, I feel really lucky to walk alongside people, turning challenges into opportunities for growth. I will listen to you with great care and warmth, sometimes offer insights or different perspectives whilst we unpick your concerns and find a way forward. Together we will set the pace that feels right for you. My aim is to make this a fulfilling experience for you.

You don’t have to go through this alone.

I want to emphasise that your uniqueness is respected and welcomed here. Together, we can create a safe and nurturing space where we can navigate the challenges and rewards associated with all aspects of who you are.

We can look at how your personal experiences intersect with your identity factors such as your gender, sexual and relationship diversity, as well as social background, age, religion, ethnicity, ability, neurodiversity, health, heritage, education, and political beliefs.

I set out on my journey to become a counsellor after my own transformative experiences in therapy. I realised I wanted to give people the same hope, respect, and unconditional support that I had received. With every session, my goal is to help you uncover your inner strengths, embrace your journey, and ultimately, achieve the positive changes you seek.

I am a qualified online counsellor and generally work online using Zoom which means you can benefit from being in your own home (or perhaps car) for our sessions. Some people like the comfort of a pet or a soothing drink to hand. Zoom is user-friendly, works on phones, laptops and tablets and is encrypted end to end. 

Alternatively, you may prefer using a phone for our therapy sessions which relies less on good internet connections and may reduce anxiety for some people who are not keen on using a camera.

I also offer email therapy using ProtonMail which is highly secure and confidential (and also free to use). Some people may prefer email therapy as the slower pace allows for deep reflection and considered responses, it also enables you to write at a time that suits you best.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. I am also a Level 2 Professional Member of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO). This means I take great care to work professionally, with sincere respect for you. Confidentiality is a priority, as is my commitment to providing you with a safe and ethically sound place for you to talk. I keep up to date with the latest research and training and abide by all legislation such as how to keep your data secure.

We can arrange a free 15-minute conversation using Zoom or over the phone if you prefer, to get to know each other a little. You can ask me any questions you have and explain a little about what has brought you here. 

I understand finding someone who feels right to support you is super important and there is absolutely no obligation to work with me after our free meeting. 

Contact me on the form below or check out my website www.ElizabethPaterson.Co.Uk for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a wealth of personal and professional experiences that enhance my work. Here is some of the training I have accomplished:

Certified Cyber Therapist. ONLINE THERAPY INSTITUTE

L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. EAST RIDING COLLEGE

L3 Diploma in Counselling skills. EAST RIDING COLLEGE

L2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems. ROTHERHAM COLLEGE

Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score. PESI

Defining gender, sex and relationship diversity therapy. PINK THERAPY

Gender across the lifespan. PINK THERAPY

Suicide Awareness for Everyone. SAFETALK

Mental Health First Aider. MHFA ENGLAND


Working with Coaching: Competence and Beyond. BACP

Foundation Training. BRITISH RED CROSS


Introduction to Taking Therapy Practice Outdoors. WHITE PEAK WELLBEING

Eco-Psychotherapy. CONFER

Child Sexual Abuse: Hope for Healing. CAROLYN SPRING

Dealing with Distress: Working with Suicide and Self-Harm. CAROLYN SPRING

Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation. CAROLYN SPRING

Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised attachment. CAROLYN SPRING

Working with Shame. CAROLYN SPRING

Lego Workshop Facilitator L1 and L2. SERIOUSWORK

Working with Coaching: Competence and Beyond. BACP

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How can therapy help. BACP

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.

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 per 60-minute session and payments are to be made in advance through bank transfer. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I have a range of appointment times, including evenings, and can work flexibly around your commitments.

Please take time to check your spam folder after contacting me. I always respond :)

2 Infirmary Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 2JP

Goole, North Yorkshire, DN14

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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