My name is Elizabeth Sumner and I am a fully qualified and BACP Accredited Integrative therapist, trainer, lecturer and qualified Supervisor. I have run a successful private practice for 13 years, and currently practice from my home. I have also worked in a clinical setting within the NHS for over 5 years.
It is an ideal location to offer a private and confidential service, whilst offering comfort and a high quality of counselling support. I work with a wide range of clients on a short and long term basis. I believe that the client should feel in complete control of what they bring and how we work. I am flexible in my approach, and love to use creative solutions with clients if talking is proving too difficult or they feel stuck.
My practice undoubtedly benefits from my 10 years' experience of working as a lecturer across the full range of counselling courses at Stockport College. This ensures my work is current and reflects recent research and approaches to different theories. I am highly professional and engage in at least 30 hours additional training a year.
I also work as a Supervisor and am happy to work with both qualified and trainee Counsellors.
I am happy to discuss coming to your home if this is more convenient for you. I am BUPA approved so if you have private healthcare cover through BUPA it is likely your insurance will cover this work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2015 Certificate In Supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
- 2015 TA 101
- 2008 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- 2007 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
- 2006 Certificate in CBT
- 2006 Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- 2004 Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MA in Public Relations
- BA (Hons) Business Studies 2:1
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 an hour and I offer concessions for counselling students.
Please checkout my website for further details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please leave a message if I am unavailable and I will return your call within 24 hours unless I am on holiday. However I will respond to email on the same day.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified (Certificate in Supervision) and experienced Supervisor.