Liz Pentz

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MBACP, BSc. Hons, Dip HE, Dip. Couns.
Available for new clients
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Chester CH4 & London N1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, stress, abuse, bereavement? There are so many reasons why clients decide to start counselling therapy, and so many experiences and feelings which also prompt this decision.

Here is your opportunity to express yourself and talk about things in a safe, accepting and non- judgemental space, for whatever you are wanting to get out of your counselling support. Be really heard and seen. Explore your issues. Process events. Gain insight. Develop emotional intelligence and work on boundary setting. Work towards acceptance or healing of the self (whatever term you wish to use for a sense of personal resolution).

Work towards wherever you want to be for the future. I can support you. Its up to you what you bring to our sessions together.

Past client comments include: 'kind without being soft', 'a highly effective therapist' and 'made me comfortable enough to talk about difficult things'.

I have extensive experience in working with clients who are experiencing a great variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, narcissistic abuse, trauma, abuse, bereavement, family and relationship issues. I recognise that everyone processes experiences individually, and in different ways. These issues can leave us feeling sad, angry, nervous, fearful, worried for our future and many other emotions.

I work extensively with clients who are experiencing feelings of low self esteem, low self confidence and self worth. I support clients in developing a strong internal foundation for living well, happily and healthily. I also support clients in promoting emotional and mental resilience, having 'healthy' mental health, and in personal development work.

I am familiar with the extensive, complex and often traumatic nature of loss in all its forms, and that it may involve complicated, difficult, conflicting feelings and emotions. I recognise that many life experiences, family issues, work issues, depression, anxiety and other matters can be very traumatic in different ways.

I am experienced in supporting victims of sexual, narcissistic, and domestic abuse. 

I support clients in processing and coming to terms with difficult life events, and and working on healthy coping strategies for difficult times.

My aim is to support, listen to, and truly hear clients, and to "walk with the client on their journey" *. I offer empathy, compassion and a non- judgemental presence for clients, through 50 minute sessions, over a period of weeks, or as a client prefers.

My training is in person centred therapeutic counselling. This approach recognises that each individuals' experience is completely unique. What might work for one person may not work for another. Therefore the approach is designed to be tailored individually for you, to provide an environment of support in which you feel empowered to, in sessions, explore your feelings and behaviours. This allows you to develop your own inner resources and healthy coping strategies during our work together.

I am also trained in mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques. These skills and resources are also available to you.

Please feel free to get in touch for a free introductory conversation. 

I look forward to working with you.

Liz.

** Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully trained and qualified therapeutic counsellor.

Registered Member British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training in teaching mindfulness, self- care, and self- calming skills.

Training in teaching meditation and relaxation techniques.

Cruse bereavement support training and volunteer experience.

Trained yoga teacher.

Continuing professional development in;

Generalised anxiety,

Chronic pain,

Complex grief,

Working with shame, 

Compassion focused therapeutic work.

Life coaching skills.

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

When I work

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Please contact for availability of sessions. Day, evening and weekend online/ telephone sessions available. Not currently seeing clients face to face. 

Further information

I work online via zoom, whats app, and via telephone. Sessions are 50 minutes long. 

I have some daytime appointments, and also evening and weekend appointments. 

Sessions can be at the same time every week, or on an as and when available basis. 

The above may change due to my schedule, your schedule, holidays and life events etc. 

Missed sessions, or sessions cancelled without 24 hours notice are charged at £25- half the session fee. 

My first session

In our first session together, we will discuss the information message which I will have emailed to you, prior to the session. 

I will kindly request that you agree to these terms in order to proceed with sessions, by replying to the email- 'yes I agree'.

Contracting is very important in order to establish the relationship and terms between us. This can't be vague or woolly, parameters and boundaries are important and necessary in relationships and this relationship is no exception.

After this, we can perhaps discuss if this is your first experience of counselling, what has brought you to counselling, what you would like to get out of counselling. You are in charge, so it's up to you. 

Clients often choose to have weekly sessions for several weeks, and then move to fortnightly and monthly. Some clients prefer to have a longer or shorter duration of counselling therapy. Regardless, sessions are confirmed on a weekly basis, which allows the client to be the decision maker about the duration of our work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Therapeutic, person centred counselling. Integrative and eclectic aspects.

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

Chester Business Park, Chester, Cheshire, CH4

London, Greater London, N1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Skype