Liz Stacpoole

Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9NU 07521 090 315 07521 090 315
Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, HP7 9NU
07521 090 315 07521 090 315

About me

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.

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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:

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

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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 to discuss how we can work together

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

Further information

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.

Little Chalfont Surgery
200 White Lion Road
Little Chalfont
Buckinghamshire
HP7 9NU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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 Evenings with some Saturday appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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