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About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to look at my page.

We all have times when life seems challenging or our past catches up with us. I believe that finding a space for ourselves and the support to be able to work through and process our thoughts and feelings can offer a huge sense of relief and well-being, as well as the opportunity to work towards change and understanding.

Through my work in a community counselling service and a hospice bereavement counselling team, I have experience of supporting clients dealing with a variety of difficulties, changes and life events.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background is in psychodynamic counselling which is based on the principle that our current thought, behaviour and coping patterns are born of past experiences – both positive and negative.  This holistic approach to therapy can enable a deeper understanding and acceptance of both the root cause and immediate symptom, to offer the prospect of changing the way you might think, feel and behave in your relationships, environments and life events.

Although I am passionate about this way of working, I also consider it important to recognise the benefits of other therapeutic modalities and will draw on these when appropriate and helpful.

Please feel to contact me to arrange an initial appointment where we can discuss what you are seeking from the counselling process and any questions you may have.

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

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I offer a 50 minute initial appointment at £25.

Subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per 50 minute session.

I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for students or those on a low income. Please contact me for further details.

Chichester
West Sussex
PO19

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Liz Castle MBACP, BSc Hons, MA

Liz Castle MBACP, BSc Hons, MA