About me

I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited). I have over 18 years experience of working as a therapist. I run my practice from a quiet, attractive dedicated counselling room attached to my house. There is parking available directly outside the room.

To take the step of ringing for an appointment for an initial session of therapy can feel difficult so I hope the information I provide will help you with this decision. I would also be happy to talk to you about the service I offer.

I believe Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you to make changes that can improve your life and help you to fulfil your potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a qualified therapist for over 18 years - working in the NHS and in private practice. I set up and ran a counselling service for 17 years for Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, working with people who were living with a cancer diagnosis. I have extensive experience in working with women who have breast cancer.

Through my NHS practice and private practice I have gained a wide experience in working with a diverse range of clients with many different issues and problems.

I left the NHS in June 2015 to pursue my private practice.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited) Registration No: 002970

Training and Qualifications
Diploma in Humanistic Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Professional Studies
Certificate in Stress Management
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse

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.


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

Health Related Problems

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy: £40 per 50 minute session.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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 Unspecified

Liz Backhouse

Liz Backhouse