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About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working in Devizes and Chippenham.  I provide counselling for adults of all ages and can offer both short term and long term therapy.  I am trained integratively and holistically,  which means I use a variety of different approaches and techniques depending on your individual need.  I am intuitive and empathic and I work with both the body and the mind, as I believe they are interconnected.

There are often times in our lives when we need support and understanding, and a place to go to, where we can look at areas of our lives that we may be struggling with.  This may be thoughts, behaviours, feelings or situations that are causing us distress in our everyday lives.  It may be past traumas or a general feeling of being lost or disconnected from ourselves.  Whatever you are experiencing I can offer you a warm, safe, confidential space, that is non-judgemental and we can work together to find new ways of coping or to come to a place of better understanding and clarity.

Getting started.....

If you think that I may be able to help you, please email (lizgleaves322@sky.com) or telephone me (07368843610) to arrange an initial 30 minute appointment, where we can meet each other to talk about what you would like to get from counselling, and you can decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.  If you are happy to continue, I will book a second session and we will arrange to meet weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

CPD Training

  • Grief, Anger and Shame
  • Suicidality
  • Existential Counselling
  • Using Transactional Analysis Creatively
  • Being with Trauma
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Attachment

Experience

I have experience working within a charitable organisation in Chippenham, where I work with a range of issues, including trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss of identity, and relationship difficulties.  I have also worked within the NHS Mental Health Sector with patients who are in crisis.

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

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Additional information

  • 30 minute assessment £10
  • £40 per 50 minute session
  • £25 Student Counsellors

Fees to be paid through bank transfer or cash

Appointments cancelled before 24 hours will be charged at 50% of the fee

Availability

Please contact me by telephone or email to discuss availability.

Further information

I am still able to offer face to face appointments in Chippenham and Devizes or online via zoom if that is preferred.

Saxon Court
21 Gladstone Road
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3BW

Autonomy
31 Market Place
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1JG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Liz Gleaves - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Couns, MBACP

Liz Gleaves - Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Couns, MBACP