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Liz Allward FdSc BSc (Hons) MBACP

North Somerset, BS48
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About me

In life we can experience many difficult times and the thoughts, feelings and reactions that accompany them can be terrifying and confusing, which can make us feel foolish and very alone. Many of our issues and traumatic events are caused by relational difficulties; family, partners,children, friends, work and self.

When your mind feels cluttered with indecision and you don't know which way to turn, it may be hard to keep functioning from day to day. Together we can explore all of your dilemmas. I am here to support you through the mist, to unlock the emotional tools you need to enjoy life again, where you can feel inner contentment and see your way ahead with more clarity.

What to expect in your counselling session

As your counsellor, I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, free from external pressures, where our growing therapeutic relationship could enable you to build trust and confidence once again. This allows you to express your fears, and provides you with the ways to explore and develop your own awareness of implementing positive changes within your life.

How I can work with you

My main approach is Person-Centred and I work in an integrative way, combining various therapies including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,Compassionate Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Techniques into our sessions. Which means I draw upon a range of therapeutic techniques, that are tailor made to suit your individual needs and provide the tools to help you relax and lessen your anxiety through your journey of self discovery and guide you emotionally to a better place.

I work with a wide range of clients and we can work together long or short term, to find solutions to your dilemmas.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, qualifications & experience;

Qualifications:

BACP certificate of proficiency

Bachelor’s degree in counselling

Foundation degree in counselling

Level 3 Diploma in counselling

Level 2 Diploma in counselling

Training;

Transactional Analysis 101 course (2013)

Samaritans Training Programme (2010)

Drugs & alcohol awareness (2014)

Safeguarding (2016)

Working with Loss (2016)

Trauma Toolbox Workshop (2016)

Training for Telephone & Skype Counselling (2016)

Counselling with Sight Loss Clients (2017)

Experience

  • Volunteered for Samaritans as a listening and face to face volunteer Nationwide.
  • Volunteered for Addaction (drug, alcohol and mental health charity) counselling clients 1 2 1.
  • Volunteered for Positive Step, facilitating psycho-educational groups for low-mood & depression – anxiety management – stress management.
  • Volunteer for 1 in 4 mental health & well-being charity.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 individual Face to Face/Skype/Telephone counselling

£50.00 Couples counselling

If counselling through Skype payment needs to be received within 48 hrs of the appointment.
 
If you would like to discuss or make an appointment, please contact me on 07792971460 or email me.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

North Somerset
BS48

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

I am available for appointments Monday-Saturday, daytime and early evening's.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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