Liz Castle MBACP, BSc Hons, MA
I appreciate that the prospect of seeking therapy and embarking on the therapeutic process can seem daunting. I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience lies in the quality of the relationship between client and counsellor. Therefore, I recognise the importance of offering an understanding, respectful and compassionate environment in which you can explore your thoughts and experiences and truly be heard.
Through the process of telling and exploring your story in an objective and non-judgemental setting, I hope to help you find some clarity of thought and a shift in perspective towards finding new directions and making the changes you desire.
Training, qualifications & experience
My initial training and background lies in the psychodynamic approach to therapy and I use this as the basis for my work, although I may draw on other modalities if it seems useful. The psychodynamic model involves working with both past and current experiences, and exploring the relationship between them. This holistic approach to therapy can enable a deeper understanding and acceptance of both the root cause and immediate symptom, to open up the prospect of changing the way you think, feel and behave in your relationships, environments and life events.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy to fit with your needs and requirements.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 50 minute initial contact meeting at £25.
Subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per 50 minute session.
I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for those on a low income or students on production of a valid student card. Please contact me for further details.