Liz Hann - Dip Couns, BA (Hons), CBT Therapist, Couples Therapist
If you are experiencing emotional difficulties and are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, angry or just unable to cope, then counselling is very likely to help. Most people find it is a huge relief to tell their story and to be really listened to without being judged. Together we can work through your difficulties, whatever they may be, and work out a way to move forwards.
I also offer couples counselling which can be extremely effective in helping both parties to voice their frustrations and work towards improving the relationship. Couples can often make rapid progress in just a few sessions.
The approach I use is person-centred, which means that I build a relationship based on empathy, honesty and acceptance. I also use CBT techniques, which can help those who prefer a more proactive approach in which goals are set, the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviour are explored, and feedback is given. CBT is particularly helpful for difficulties which have anxiety and negative thinking at their core, for example panic attacks and low self esteem.
This is what some of my clients have said about me and the work we have done together:
"You have given me my life back - I am me again."
"You have made a great difference and given me a different perspective on my circumstances."
"Not everything is perfect, but I have learned to live with imperfections, and I am very happy."
I also offer telephone and email counselling and carry out home visits for those who are unable to travel.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Social Administration 1981
Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) 1986
Certificate in Dynamic Psychology of Counselling 1988
Diploma in Counselling 1999 (BACP accredited course)
Fundamentals in CBT Theory and Practice 2006
Conceptual Frameworks and Evidence Based Methods in CBT 2007
Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy 2016
Relate Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling 2017
I have worked as a counsellor and a mental health nurse in both the NHS and the private sector for many years, having qualified as a counsellor in 1999 and as a mental health nurse in 1986.
I have undertaken further specialised training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and have completed many short courses in areas such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Family Therapy. I an an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I specialise in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, stress, eating disorders, bereavement, OCD, PTSD, relationship difficulties and addictions. I am an experienced, Relate trained relationship counsellor.
An area that I am particularly interested in is working with survivors of abuse, whether it is emotional, sexual or physical; this includes those who have been subjected to domestic violence and bullying in any setting. I find that people who have been subjected to abuse often have low self-esteem and feelings of guilt and shame, so I focus on helping to develop a sense of compassion and forgiveness towards oneself.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult children of narcissistic parents, agoraphobia, assertiveness training
Claustrophobia, confidence building, crisis work
Identity issues, Intrusive thoughts
Mental health issues
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Counselling and CBT: £45 per 1 hour session
Couples and families: £50 per 1 hour session
LOW COST COUNSELLING
Low cost counselling is provided by registered charity Counselling Matters Bexley. Low cost counselling is available at the Abbey Clinic in Belvedere and also in Erith and Sidcup. Costs are on a sliding scale dependent on income, between £5 and £25. If you are interested please see www.counsellingmattersbexley.org for further details or contact me by phone or email.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
I am usually able to offer an initial appointment within a week and sometimes within 24-48 hours.
My practice is located at The Abbey Clinic, 6A Albert Road, Belvedere, DA17 5LJ. Parking is available in the nearby car park or there is free street parking in nearby roads.
Belvedere station is a 15 minute walk away, buses 401, 422 and 99 all stop within easy walking distance.
I am able to offer appointments at short notice and aim to be as flexible as possible in terms of booking appointments to fit in with you.
Saturday appointments are currently available.
My practice is fully insured and supervised.
When contacting me to arrange an appointment it would be helpful if you could specify your availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately I am unable to offer wheelchair access but I am able to offer home visits to any clients who have difficulty accessing the clinic, for whatever reason.
Tuesday 4-9pm Thursday and Friday 1-7pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. I currently have some Saturday appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|