Hello my name is Liz and I am a qualified experienced psychotherapist using a Person Centred approach. I am not a big organisation and therefore offer you a warm, personal, friendly and confidential space to talk. I am an Accredited Registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework, offering the best service possible to my clients.
I believe you have the ability to make the right decisions about how you want to approach and deal with your current problems. I have a flexible approach to my work offering a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday sessions. I will work with you at this difficult time to help you express your feelings, thoughts and emotions freely without fear of judgement.
I work in a non directive way, meaning I don't tell you what to do or how to feel. Your Sessions will be about working through the things that are weighing you down and confusing you in order to move forward.
My practice is in Ravenstone and there is free parking outside. This can be limited so please allow time for this.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training (PTTLS)
I have undertaken a number of Continual Professional Development courses including
- Self harm and suicide
- Working with anger
- Unique Eating Disorders - BACP Certificate course
- Hearing Voices
- Mind training - Introduction to mental health
- Working with adolescents.
In addition to my private practice I have undertake voluntary work for a charity who works with men who have been raped/abused and during the day I work as a psychotherapist. I have considerable experience of working with individuals with additional support and learning needs.
There are very few situations that I have not come across and I will not place people into a category or box. Individuality is important and will shape how you cope with situations you face and how they impact upon you.
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
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 charge a fee of £40 per 50 minute session.
There are no expectations regarding the number of sessions carried out as this is led by you and how your process goes as the time goes by.
Limited evening sessions available
I hope that you will start on a path that may change your life. Counselling is hard work and will depend upon your input greatly. It will be an equal partnership that is not about a person telling you how you feel or what to do as you are the best person to know this. However, I will be fully with you standing in your shoes during our time together.