Liz Stacpoole

Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DQ
07521 090 315 07521 090 315
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DQ

About me

Covid - 19 - From 6th July 2020 I will be offering both face to face sessions and Zoom sessions. My office is large and airy and I have a Covid policy to ensure the safety of all my clients.

Hello and welcome. My name is Liz and I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor working in Private Practice and also for the NHS. I work extensively with adults and children 11+.


I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, adolescent issues, perinatal mental health, bereavement and loss, still birth, miscarriage and birth trauma.

Are you struggling to process difficult emotions or thoughts? If so, I can support you through these challenging times. I can help you to make sense of your feelings and emotions and empower you to make changes and restore balance in your life.

I also work with teenagers providing a safe space for them to talk about any concerns they wish to bring to the session. By creating a trusting and confidential relationship it can help them gain confidence in self-expression and can improve their ability to describe and explore how they are feeling without judgement or fear of embarrassment. I support them in learning to understand their emotions and feelings better, while also gaining skills to manage them more readily.

Whatever has brought you to counselling, any concerns or goals you may have, my aim is to provide you with a welcoming, non judgemental and confidential space that allows you to gently explore your feelings and emotions that you may have found hard to share with others.

I understand that taking the first step to see a counsellor can be very scary. Yet having someone there who understands, listens & does not judge can be very powerful. Whatever your reasons for seeking help it takes courage to do this.

After the first session many people have a sense of relief, a feeling that they've shared something important and they are not alone. All feelings are welcome and heard.

The heart of my work is for my clients to be heard, understood & support.

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.

Why Counselling?

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 for you.

I am used to working with and hearing painful thoughts and emotions, so talking to a counsellor can make it less awkward to share.

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.

What Next?

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

liz@star-counselling.com or find me on Instagram starcounsellinguk

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
  • Working Therapeutically with Adolescents in Private Practice

Cruse Bereavement

  • 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

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 through 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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specialist experience in the following areas:

Anxiety

Adolescents

School issues

Self esteem/confidence

SIDS or cot death

Birth defects

Miscarriage

IVF/Fertility

Birth Trauma

New baby/pregnancy following a miscarriage or stillbirth

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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 for you to ask any questions or find out more about me.

I offer both short and long term therapy, depending on the client needs.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

My therapy room is located in beautiful old Amersham. There is plenty of parking in nearby roads, a car park 2 min walk away and a large Tesco carpark 5 min walk away.

I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.

4 Market Square
Whielden Street
Old Amersham
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekdays and Evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Social

Liz Stacpoole

Liz Stacpoole