About me

Life is often confusing, painful and overwhelming.  Therapy can provide a safe space to explore these feelings and manage them.

Hi I’m Liz. I am a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist.  I can draw on a variety of therapeutic styles to meet your unique needs. I aim to provide a supportive, empathic and non-judgemental relationship, through which you can better understand yourself. I am here to listen.

If you choose to call you can expect an initial consultation in which we will establish what you would like to address and whether you would like to work with me. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their guidelines and codes of conduct and will provide a safe and confidential service. I aim to make therapy accessible, offering face to face counselling, online counselling and flexible times.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have travelled extensively and lived abroad helping me to gain a working knowledge of many cultures. My Theology degree has deepened my understanding of a variety of religious beliefs and their impact on a person’s life. This means that I can work sensitively within your belief system. After working in Education for many years I continued on to complete my Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked as a therapist for two years in a busy GP’s surgery before moving into private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 per hour for individual therapy and £70 per hour for couples counselling.
I offer reduced rates to clients on low incomes and students.

Sessions last for one hour
I offer short and long-term therapy, depending on the presenting issues and needs of the client.

Availability

I offer flexible appointment times including Saturdays and evenings. Please contact me if you wish to book either a face to face or Skype appointment.

Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Shaw