Covid - 19 - During these challenging and unprecedented times, I am offering Online and telephone counselling sessions.
Hi, I'm Liz and I am a qualified counsellor working in private practice & also for the NHS. I have a strong passion for mental health and a particular interest in teenagers and perinatal mental health. Taking the first steps towards seeing a counsellor is your first step towards change. Having someone there who understands, listens & does not judge can be very powerful.
Life can be challenging & things happen that we don’t plan for or expect. Sometimes we can struggle with difficult emotions, painful experiences or a sense of not being good enough. Emotions can affect us in many different ways and can at times feel overwhelming. The smallest things become too much to cope with. Trying to understand these feelings alone can be hard.
I'm aware there are many unknowns in counselling, but often after the first session many people have a sense of relief, a feeling that they've shared something important and they are not alone. Counselling offers a safe space to explore, process and understand your emotions, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. All feelings are welcome and validated. Having a deeper understanding of yourself helps build more self awareness, resilience and confidence, which in turn helps you make positive changes and choices for the future. The heart of my work is for my clients to be heard, understood & supported
In my counselling sessions, I offer a confidential, welcoming, non judgemental, safe and empathic space where all feelings can be safely explored and shared.
Prior to my counselling career I was a teacher for over 10 years. I have worked with children of all ages and have seen and experienced how navigating these years can at times be challenging and highly emotional for some. I have seen the impact this can have on family and personal life.
In addition to my private practice I am part of the perinatal counselling team for the NHS. I have clinical experience of supporting clients through issues including still birth, neonatal loss, anxiety, depression and birth trauma.
I believe that our mental health should receive the same amount of effort as our physical wellbeing. Seeking the help of a counsellor can help you to explore thoughts and emotions and make sense of why you are thinking and feeling a certain way. Having a qualified counsellor to talk to can feel more comfortable than talking to friends or family. I am able to listen without judgement or bias.
Counselling is a dedicated time to yourself.
I am used to working with and hearing painful thoughts and emotions, so talking to a counsellor can make it less awkward to share. Counselling can be a great source of relief and comfort and help us through challenging times. I understand that sharing your thoughts and feelings can seem daunting, yet speaking aloud and verbalising your thoughts and emotions lets you see them from a new perspective.
I am a caring and genuine counsellor who offers clients a relationship based on empathic understanding. This relaxed, non judgemental and confidential setting allows you to share and safely explore emotions, behaviours and feelings that you may not have felt able to discuss with others. Developing a deeper understanding of ourselves can also promote greater self-esteem and assertiveness, decrease anxiety and depression and build resilience. This can give you the chance to set boundaries for you and others.
How I work
My core approach is Person Centred, which means I practice from a belief that everyone has the innate capacity and capability to change given the right therapeutic relationship. I believe that there is no single approach in a counselling session so I will tailor each session to your individual needs using different skills and techniques pulled in from other therapeutic approaches such as CBT or creative therapy.
I offer my clients the freedom to explore and have a stronger sense of their identity, more self confidence, the ability to build healthy relationships and the confidence to trust their own decision making process.
For me, the quality of the therapeutic relationship and trust are paramount for successful, meaningful and effective therapy.
If you would like to talk about how I can help, or what happens in a counselling session, then please call or text me on 07521 090315 or send me an email
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & CPD
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificates in Counselling Skills
- BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate of Proficiency
- Registered member of BACP
- Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss
- Carolyn Spring - Working with Shame
- Carolyn Spring - Working with Relational Trauma
- Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide
- Certificate in Bereavement Awareness
- Child Bereavement Uk
Supporting Parents through pregnancy loss and death of baby
- Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement
Experience working and teaching in the school environment
Experience of working with children and loss
Experience of working for a national bereavement charity offering counselling to adults going though the grieving process.
NHS experience working with stillbirth, miscarriage and birth trauma
I hold an Advanced DBS Certificate and hold indemnity insurance
In addition I complete CPD on an ongoing basis and regularly attend clinical supervision.
I adhere to the codes of ethics of the above organisation, working to the highest standards of confidentiality and professional 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist experience in the following areas:
SIDS or cot death
New baby/pregnancy following a miscarriage or stillbirth
Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, I work weekdays and some evenings. Some Saturday appointments are available.
I charge £50 per session per one to one counselling session.
I also offer student discount.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss how we can work together
I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the client needs.
My therapy room is located in Little Chalfont Surgery which is a 10 min walk from Chalfont and Latimer tube station and 10 min drive from Junction 18 M25. It has ample parking, a discreet entrance and disabled access.
I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.