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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 feel very alone. Many of our issues and traumatic events (especially at present) can cause anxiety & panic attacks and impact greatly on relationships with; 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 fog, and help you to learn different techniques such as Self Compassion & Mindfulness to enable you to enjoy life again, where you can work to feel more 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

UCW BSc (Hons) Level 6 - integration of  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) with Mindfulness Interventions.

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)

Male Suicide (2018)

Dissociation (2018)

Shame & Relational Being (2019)

Attachment & Bonding (2019)

Pesso Boyden -Touch Therapy (2019)

Suicide Ideation (2020)

Relational Depth (2020)

Self Compassion (2020)

Trauma (2020)

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I also work closely & explore the phycological impact of suffering  from Crohn's & Colitis and the impact this can have on your day to day life and the barriers that this disease cause.....

Therapies offered

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

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£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.






Availability

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

Further information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I also work closely & explore the phycological impact of suffering from Crohn's & Colitis and the impact and barriers that the disease can have on your day to day life & functioning. I help support & guide you with strategies and try to change the negative thought processes to positive, so the mind isn't controlled more by the anxiety than the disease....

North Somerset
BS48

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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Liz Allward FdSc BSc (Hons) MBACP

Liz Allward FdSc BSc (Hons) MBACP