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Counsellor & Psychotherapist | lizdriscolltherapy.co.uk

About me

I am currently on holiday returning August 15th 2022. Please feel free to email me at lizdriscolltherapy@gmail.com and I will reply on my return.

I provide a confidential space to support you in understanding both your difficulties and your strengths, so you can work out what's going on beneath the surface, and what you need to move forward. As an integrative therapist, trained at Postgraduate Level 7 (Master's Level) through the Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University, I use a range of psychological frameworks and therapeutic dialogue in my work - depending on what is right for you.

Solutions to difficulties are unique for each individual, and I work with each client based on their identity and influences - both familial and social - and what they are dealing with and hope to achieve. 

I have worked with a broad range of clients and supported those in crisis, facing mental health challenges or questions over their identity, struggling with  relationship difficulties, addressing trauma (including complex trauma cPTSD)  -  and often working out how they 'fit in' in the world.  I am neurodiversity-affirmative and work with autistic and ADHD clients, and LGBTQ+ affirmative, Poly aware and kink aware.

I work across the range of gender and neurodiversity identities and have a strong commitment to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Deeper change and more complex or long-standing problems can take time, and sometimes having a session or two can give you a chance to see if you are ready to make a commitment to longer term therapy. 

Please feel free to get in touch on 07900 257150 or by email at lizdriscolltherapy@gmail.com to check availability. I an happy to answer questions on the phone, and offer a reduced-fee full-length (50 minutes) initial session costing £40.  I currently have a subsidised slot available for someone on a lower income who is seeking longer term weekly therapy - please get in touch if you are interested in this.

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, backgrounds and identities, and through my work as a counsellor and psychotherapist face-to-face through my private practice, and at Brunel University Counselling Service, Hillingdon Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, other NHS trusts, Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service and Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS). I have supported clients to move forward with a range of difficulties 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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

My fee is £55 for a 50 minute counselling session. I offer a reduced fee of £40 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.

When I work

Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm

Friday 9am-1pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday.

Further information

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 or fortnightly. 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.

Culvert Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2XB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme