Elizabeth Thomas Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MA, HCPC

About me

I believe that my clients have the ability to heal and grow through a caring, compassionate and loving space. These elements are what I offer to form a honest, trusting relationship with my clients to enable them to find their own healing abilities. 

I offer therapy to individuals and clinical supervision to trainee and qualified therapists as well as to other health care professionals. I also work with whole teams, offering reflective practice and consultation and assessment services.

I also offer trauma-awareness training. 

I am currently working online and in person.

I am a client-led, creative psychotherapist. I specialise in working in a trauma informed space and have been able to use my training and experience to help my clients better understand their own personal history and how that impacts on their lives in the here-and-now. 

I am passionate about working in a way that is inclusive, and interested in our differences and want to offer a safe space for my clients to explore their experiences in a world that can feel unwelcoming due to prejudice around race, religion, ethnicity, lifestyles, beliefs, age, different abilities, sexual orientation and gender.

I have worked with children, young people snd adults for several years. I have additional specialist experience of clinical work with people with a diagnosis of autism and / or learning disability. 

Reasons why people come to me

  • childhood trauma including sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, parents divorce, adoption, fostering, displacement, peer-on-peer abuse/ bullying.
  • survivors of trauma- toxic relationships, domestic violence, historical abuse (working with adults through their painful childhood experiences), racism, discrimination. 
  • to better understand self and overcome current obstacles
  • self-harming behaviour 
  • eating disorders
  • mental health issues
  • a space to use to reflect and think about life in general
  • overcoming issues related to Covid-19, including loss, lifestyle changes, health changes
  • loss and bereavement 
  • a space to explore sex and sexuality in a non-judgemental, safe space.  

please take a listen to my guest appearance on this podcast- https://open.spotify.com/episode/5qMqpDo6VcFAKo8bH3h2Jn?si=e7c70867ab004052&nd=1 

online learning course- 

https://www.allbrightcollective.com/academy/course/the-entrepreneurial-mindset-reframing-uncertain-circumstances-and-taking

Violence Against Women and Girls Network- 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LolTRyXW-yo

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA; Dramatherapy 
  • Level 6; Clinical Supervision Training
  • Trauma-informed training 
  • 7 years post qualifying experiences combining charity and private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a sliding scale for people on lower income- please contact me to discuss 

Supervision, training and reflective practice please contact me for costs. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online

I work as a clinical supervisor, ensuring the work they offer is ethical, containing and thoughtful, using an integrative, creative approach.

View supervision profile

Social