My role as a counsellor isn’t to give advice or choose a particular direction for you… I will listen, be along side you and together we can consider ways of finding your own solutions. The sessions will be confidential and focused on your needs. Counselling is about a safe place for you to explore and express your issues, concerns and fears, whether these are past or present.
Counselling is different to talking with your friends and family. They may have strong views and a biased opinion. I know the value of listening to your concerns attentively, without judging or needing a certain outcome. If we chose to work together, I will help you to explore and clarify whatever is happening in your life.
The counselling I offer, Person Centred Counselling, it is a supportive, non directive form of therapy where you are given the space and safety to share your concerns.
As we work together, I will ask you questions which lead you to deep discoveries about your feelings, your blind spots, your needs and your hopes. I will show you empathy, understanding and will be supportive and non-judgmental.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have qualified with a Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Person Centered Counselling. As part of my continued personal and professional development I regularly attend workshops for Counsellors/Psychotherapists.
I completed my training at Tower Hamlets College in East London and my placement was carried out at MIND in Haringey.
Since qualifying in 2009 I have been working in private practice in East London. I also work at Survivors UK. They are a charity for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
I am supported by a BACP registered supervisor who I see on a regular basis to discuss my counselling work.
I am a member of the BACP and I am committed to working in accordance with the principles set out in their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
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
The counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and the fee is £50 per session with some concessions available, depending on your circumstances.
Telephone Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and the fee is £50 per session, this is also negotiable depending on your circumstances.
I work Monday - Friday evenings (6pm - 9pm) and Saturday mornings (10am - 1pm)
The time and date of the first session is usually arranged by telephone or by email. The easiest way to do this is to call me, Lizzie, on 07972 329038.
This number is confidential and is only used by me. We will set up a time/date to meet and assess each other to see how or if we would like to continue. There is no obligation to continue at this stage. It is a chance to meet up face to face and is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to begin to talk about what brings you to counselling.
If we decide to continue we will confirm a fee, discuss any existing holiday arrangements, and then meet once a week at the same time on the same day.
We may work for short or long periods of time depending entirely on how you feel things are going. I also work with a pre-agreed fixed number of sessions.
Your session time is reserved each week for you and I require 24hours for cancellation.