Elizabeth Williamson

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Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you losing sleep because you can’t switch off from work?
Do you feel like you’re relationship is an emotional rollercoaster?
Are you scared of making the wrong decision about your career?
Are you angry or frustrated about decisions you’ve made in the past and can’t move on?

My name is Liz. I can help you to recognise when your mood is changing, become aware of triggers that cause increased anxiety and/or stress, recognise red and green flags to help you maintain healthy relationships.

I will help you to manage your anxiety and/or depression, reduce stress levels or improve your relationships.

Sometimes, we’re so focused on doing the “right” thing or get scared in case we’re making the wrong decision we end up stuck or stay in our comfort zone because it can be too scary to make a change.

It can be frustrating when we start to listen to what everyone thinks we should do. We start to lose sight of our own dreams or goals.

Sometimes life's experiences can be very difficult or too painful to face on your own. Talking with someone who isn’t a family member or friend can help. You may feel able to share with me those things you feel you can't say to people who are close to you. I offer you a confidential and safe place where you can work through any problems you wish to share.

In our sessions I will help you to focus on your own needs and become aware of cycles or patterns so you can take back control and start to live the life you want to achieve.

I use a combination of talking therapy, to explore what changes you would like to make and simple but effective techniques to help put these into practise.

If you think this may be of benefit please contact me to arrange an appointment or find out more. There is no obligation to book further appointments, but you will have taken the first step to feeling better.

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a very individual experience. It’s a place where you can be yourself. You can talk openly and honestly about your feelings without feeling you are being judged. It’s a place where you can feel supported whilst you work through difficult or painful problems that you may find too scary to face on your own. Counselling supports you to make changes in your life that you may have found too difficult to do alone.

You don't have to do it alone.

I work flexible days and times online (video counselling via Zoom) and by telephone to make it easy for clients to access counselling. You decide how often you want to attend counselling. Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly, monthly or as and when you want to attend. I welcome any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I trained as a person centred therapist and qualified in January 2015. I then went on to study Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I use simple but effective techniques in my sessions (not worksheets).

Qualifications 

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2015)
  • Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2016)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Training

  • Samaritans
  • Open Door, Colne
  • Beginning, Developing and Strengthening the Way we Work Online
  • Existential Touchstones Therapy
  • Trauma and Somatic Experiencing
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Understanding Depression Using Transactional Analysis
  • Using Reflective Writing in Counselling
  • Place2Be Volunteer Introductory Workshop
  • Place2Be Safeguarding & Child Protection Workshop

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and I am guided by their Ethical Framework. I undertake regular professional supervision and continued personal development, and I am insured for practice.

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

£45.00 per session

Additional information

The cost of a one hour session is £45

I work flexible hours, which means you don’t have to commit to the same day/time. You can work the sessions around your availability. 

When I work

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I work flexible hours, please contact me to discuss a specific day/time. 

Further information

Testimonials:

"The counselling I received from Elizabeth was very helpful to get my mind and feelings straight, the support helped me hugely overcome my worries and concerns and build my confidence."

"I wanted to thank you for how understanding and completely unbiased you were towards me or any subject that was discussed.  The way that you allowed me the space and time to find the root of my problems and ultimately figure out a way to get through them really helped in a way that money can’t buy.”

“When I came to you I wasn’t in the best place and it was the hardest period of my life.  Through a handful of sessions, I was able to come to terms with some major issues that were affecting my everyday life.  Now, 2 months since our last session I’m in a much better place and really seeing the positive in life.”

"The sessions I had with Liz were very rewarding, I improved so much in a short period of time then she helped me onto the correct path and the correct way of thinking I am now much more positive and dealing with my situation much better. I can highly recommend Liz." (Jan 2017)

"As a therapist working in the field of complementary medicine, I recently decided to attend supervision sessions. Working alone as a therapist although rewarding, can sometimes feel quite isolating. Feeling supported in the workplace is important to good health and can help to prevent issues building which can contribute to ill health. Liz conducts her supervision sessions in a way that is unique to the therapist. This careful approach has allowed me to explore all kinds of work related issues. If you work in the field of therapy, whether it be alone or as part of a multi disciplinary team, I would highly recommend attending supervision with Liz as I feel she is non judgemental and highly skilled therapist. She has a very special way of enabling you to see situations from many perspectives. This has been particularly useful for me, in that it has helped me draw on the positive aspects of my practice and work towards changing things that may have been acting as a barrier. Having regular supervision, means you will be investing in your own health in order to continue to make a difference to those you work with." (March 2017)

"Liz immediately put me at ease when I contacted her for some sessions. She is very warm and engaging. During my sessions, I felt like I was in a safe haven with somebody that really listened and did not judge.  Liz could be flexible with appointments too which helped. When I felt that I had got what I needed from seeing Liz, I was under no pressure to continue seeing her. I felt that within a few sessions things were so much clearer for me - and I haven't needed to return. Though I know that if I need to, I would not see anybody else." (February 2018)

I was a little skeptical at having Counselling at first, but I am so glad I did it.  I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get the thoughts from out my head into words out of my mouth.  How wrong could I be. Once I started it just all flowed. Talking to Liz was so easy.  I never once felt judged or had opinions forced onto me. I began to understand more about me and what I needed, Liz gave me an alternative way of looking at things.  The little tasks set have made a massive difference.  Now I am able to be more open to the people around me, I have gained confidence in myself and feel more like the old me again. (August 2018)

Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet

Social

Elizabeth Williamson
Elizabeth Williamson