Liz Cartlidge Cognitive Behavioural Therapist BA(Hons) , PGDip CBT
If you are experiencing low mood, feeling sad, anxious, worried or have suffered a traumatic event such as bereavement or an accident I would be happy to meet you and help you to navigate through your difficulties.
My approach is compassionate empathetic and sometimes directive and challenging if required.
I offer short and long term therapy and use cognitive, behavioural and acceptance and commitment. You will explore your concerns within an environment that is confidential and safe.
I take a collaborative approach and will act as a facilitator and coach to help you to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking and unhealthy behaviours. Together, we will set some realistic targets, test out beliefs and values using educational material and evidence based strategies and provide you with the space to express your emotions and process them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist registered with the BABCP. I currently work at an NHS psychological therapy service treating individuals aged 16 years and over with mild to moderate levels of anxiety disorders and depression, including OCD, Trichotillomania, social anxiety, specific phobias, post traumatic stress disorder and bereavement.
Before moving into psychological therapy in 2011, I was employed as a social worker with young offenders, a Probation officer and latterly a teacher of Psychology, Health and social care and Public services with an additional role of careers advisor. My role was to educate and facilitate life changes, aiding decision making and increasing awareness of psychological well-being.
I continue to focus on continuous professional development and training and have recently completed a course on long term health conditions increasing my awareness of the impact health conditions such as fibromyalgia, diabetes, COPD, cancer and CHD have on psychological health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist areas include
Working with young people aged 16 years or over.
Adults with long term health conditions
Low Self esteem
Telephone enquiry... free... please leave contact details if I am unavailable and I will return your call as soon as convenient, or alternatively contact me via email.
Assessment session... £50
Treatment session... £45
Concessions available for students, young people and OAP's
My clinic room is based at my home address which is confidential, peaceful and in a tranquil setting.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on most weekday evenings after 5.30pm and also a Saturday morning. I also offer home visits if required.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I would like to offer supervision to trainee therapists and do provide supervision to colleagues at my place of work. I am also interested in setting up a Peer Supervision Group in my local area.View supervision profile