Counsellor | Liz Driscoll | Qualified & Registered | lizdriscolltherapy.co.uk
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist offering daytime and evening appointments to people looking for solutions to immediate problems, or seeking deeper change through a longer term exploration. I am currently working by video link due to the pandemic and hoping to return to in-person face to face work as soon as this is safe.
My approach is to encourage you to explore difficulties or areas of distress in your life, and work with you to help you find a way forward. Depending on what you want out of your therapy and the kind of problems you have, I will draw from a range of psychological and practical approaches to support you in making changes.
Whether you want just a few sessions of counselling or would like to work for longer to explore issues in your life in more depth, I can help. You may come seeking support in a crisis, facing mental health challenges, looking for a way to handle relationship difficulties, working through a bereavement, or needing to work through trauma and its impact on you.
Please feel free to get in touch on 07900 257150 or by email at email@example.com and ask questions or to make an appointment. I offer a free telephone consultation, and an reduced-fee full-length (50 minutes) initial session costing £25.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with 10 years experience working in counselling and psychotherapy services, including in the community-based and voluntary sector services, in a university counselling service, for an EAP (Employee Assistance Provider) supporting NHS staff, and in private practice. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in West London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Studies from Metanoia & Middlesex University.
'Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling' means using a range of psychological theories and research findings to help find the best approach to helping with your difficulties.
I am experienced in working with adults of all ages through my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist face-to-face, by video link and by phone through my private practice, and at Brunel University Counselling Service, Hillingdon Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, other NHS trusts, Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS). I have worked with people from a broad range of social, cultural and educational backgrounds on many different issues including relationship problems, difficulties at work, trauma and abuse, identity and sexuality, emotional issues, and mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety.
I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £55 for a 50 minute counselling session. I offer a reduced fee of £25 for an initial assessment session, also lasting 50 minutes – this gives us a chance to meet, discuss what you would like out of your counselling, and to think about whether I am the right counsellor for you. I can offer a range of appointments during the day and evenings Monday-Friday.
I work from my counselling room at my home in Culvert Lane, Uxbridge, which has free parking in the road outside (there are no restrictions) and is about 20 minutes’ walk from Uxbridge Underground Station.
I generally see people for sessions lasting 50 minutes, once a week. Counselling sessions are often at the same time each week, or may vary depending on what works best.
If you have mobility difficulties or a disability I would be happy to discuss in advance any particular needs, concerns, issues or questions you might have. My therapy room is on the ground floor with a single step to access the building, and a single step to access the toilet which is also on the ground floor.