Hi, my name is Liz. Thank you for looking at my profile.
Prior to private practice I worked as a teacher for over 10 years. This gave me an amazing opportunity to connect with families, see and understand how children grow and get a deep understanding of family dynamics, culture and roles. I am a mum myself and I decided to use my experience of pregnancy, birth, family life and adolescents to start a private practice in counselling.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and part of the perinatal counselling team at Hemel Hempstead Hospital. My experience and specialism is in perinatal health, bereavement, anxiety and adolescents.
When life doesn't go the way we planned or events happen that shatter our world, we can often struggle. Looking for someone to talk to at times like this may seem like a sensible option, but it is not always an easy decision to make. There doesn't appear to be a 'normal' any more and change is often frightening.
At times we may feel overwhelmed or as if it is difficult to cope; maybe you're just not sure why you feel different. For some, there may be a sense of being lost, stuck or lacking purpose. For others there may be the need to understand and explore a bit more about their emotions, with a view to finding their 'authentic' self.
You may be thinking of seeking help but don’t know where to start and often therapy can seem like a daunting process. It is something new and often unknown.
Counselling is an opportunity for us together, to explore your world in a confidential setting.
Seeking and accepting help is a brave step and I am aware you may feel vulnerable or anxious, particularly in our first session.
I believe that everyone has a natural drive towards contentment and fulfilment but there may be many obstacles and painful emotions along the way. Sometimes these can be difficult to define and understand.
By taking the time each week to focus on what is troubling you, we will together begin to explore and understand your emotions. Creating this trust and relationship, you can then begin to accept your emotions. Owning your story and loving yourself along the way, is the bravest thing you will ever do.
I provide a confidential and professional environment. I bring warmth, empathy and a non-judgemental attitude.
For me, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is paramount for successful, meaningful and effective therapy. This is your time, this is your journey.
If you would like to book a session, please call or text me on 07521 090 315, or send me an email.
For more information please see my website: www.star-counselling.com.
It is your journey. You are in control and only you know the direction. I am simply your co pilot.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & CPD
PGCE - Qualified Teacher Status
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Accredited Member of the Foundation for Infant Loss
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
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I also hold an Advanced DBS Certificate
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also help in the following areas:
SIDS or cot death
New baby/pregnancy following a miscarriage or stillbirth
I am also happy to see young adults/teenagers
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Counselling sessions last 50 minutes, normally on a weekly basis. I work weekdays and some evenings. Some Saturday appointments are available.
I charge £50 per session.
Payment is by cash at the session or bank transfer prior to the session with a 24 hour cancellation policy. Once payment has been received I will confirm your session.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays and Evenings with some Saturday appointments available
Types of client