Relationship problems? Anxious? Low self-esteem? Angry? Worried about your teenager? Stress at work? Exhausted by the challenges of being a parent?
I am an integrative counsellor, coach and trainer working in the centre of Burford. I provide caring, professional counselling and coaching for a wide range of issues. By listening to you I will help you explore your thinking, feelings and behaviour around an issue so you can understand them better. Then you can decide if there are changes you would like to make, at a pace that is right for you, with my support.
For those concerned about their teenager's or child's behaviour or mood, I offer some psycho-education with the aim of providing new insights into what might be causing the behaviour which is preventing the young person from thriving. I also support parents to regain their confidence and energy levels and strengthen their relationship with their child. This work tends to be short term and parents often tell me they see improvements after just one session.
As a licensed TIFF provider (a psychometric personal development tool) I am also able to offer clients the opportunity to have a personal profile done which highlights their strengths and how to optimise them. For more information check out www.functionalfluency.com
I offer models from TA (Transactional Analysis) which I find to be highly effective. In its simplest terms,TA is a way to know and understand how and why people do what they do. TA is used in psychotherapy, coaching, in educational settings and in the workplace. It is useful for everyone, but especially for those who are keen to understand themselves and their relationships better. TA holds that everyone has the ability to learn and change. It is suited to both short-term goal-focused counselling and longer term therapy and provides clients with an understanding that they can continue to use long after they have finished having counselling. I am also a licensed TIFF provider- a psychometric which focuses on behavioural change. It is an excellent tool for building self awareness, increasing confidence and improving relationships.
I am also trained in Theraplay ( Level 1) and use this in my work with children, and CBT.
I design and deliver bespoke training workshops in schools and colleges and to counsellors. Topics include Building Healthy Self - Esteem, Friendships and Relationships, Emotional resilience, Loss and Bereavement, Assertiveness, Coping with Change, Goal setting and Transactional Analysis. For practitioners working with children and young people I run courses on Building better relationships in the classroom.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons), PGCE, TA, Dip Counselling, Registered MBAC, Certified Transactional Analyst in Education.
Over 30 years' experience of working with teenagers and parents in both educational and youth work settings.
I have also worked with people who feel 'stuck' in their lives and who want help in setting goals and priorities for themselves.
I have delivered workshops in schools, church youth groups, counselling colleges, charities and for small businesses.
Served as a volunteer counsellor at Open Door, a charity serving 13-25 year olds)
Trained in Trauma work.
Theraplay Level 1
I have completed training in EFT ( Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minute session for individuals.
£60 for parenting coaching per 1 hour session and includes support materials.
I offer 2 concessionary rates within my practice for those unable to pay the full fee.
Mindful of the pain and anxiety caused by broken or difficult relationships, I am passionate about supporting people who are hurting or who wish to strengthen and understand their relationships, whether they are romantic relationships, friendships, parent- child relationships or workplace relationships.
What people say about me
"Liz is passionate about her work and deeply committed to making people's lives easier to manage and to cope with. She is skilful at identifying core issues and at helping you work out solutions to your problems."
"Liz enables people to grow and be the best they can. She has considerable inner strength and is able to make you feel held- however distressed or tortured you are feeling. There is no sense of being judged by Liz. She listens incredibly well, talks common sense and is very encouraging."