Liz Jenkins Psychotherapeutic Counsellor BSc (Hons) UKCP (Reg'd/Accr'd)
During this time of uncertainty and anxiety I will be extending my service to either telephone or video sessions. This will last until the government says that it is ok to start face to face again. Please do contact me to book an appointment.
Possible Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Therapy
A1 Some clients are used to communicating on screens for work meetings and family chats, and they have adapted to the differences. Some may prefer it as they can get ‘closer’.
D1 Some people may have different experiences due to the lack of visual and auditory cues and may feel that we are ‘further apart’.
A2 Any physical difficulties related to travel to and from a physical therapy room are removed. And sessions are easier to schedule into a busy person's diary due to no transportation time required when having sessions on their screen.
D2 Some people may have unexpected emotional responses during or after sessions. This can be due to psychological processes being impacted by communicating via technology, which can make us say things differently in sessions.
A3 There can be an experience of consistency in the regularly occurring therapeutic space, even if the physical space is not consistent (e.g. if people are in varying locations).
D3 There are limits to the amount of confidentiality that a therapist can guarantee to a client when using technology due to communication passing through platforms that the therapist does not own.
A4 Communicating from their own safe protected space might feel preferable to some clients
D4 It may be difficult to organise a safe, private, and quiet place
I am a trained psychotherapeutic counsellor, and supervisor, offering short term and long term counselling.
Feeling alone, unheard or misunderstood can leave feelings of isolation and uncertainty. I provide a space in which issues can be explored together to move towards a greater acceptance of yourself, gain new perspectives and change unhelpful patterns.
I have appointments for individuals and couples and have experience working in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse (substance abuse, domestic abuse, child sex abuse).
My approach is integrative, which means that I individualise my work with you using several theoretical models to fit your needs. I provide a safe space where we can explore, together, your needs. I work confidentially adhering to UKCP code of ethics. I also work with EAP (Employment Assistance Programmes).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor holding a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling (Middlesex University)
Attended courses on:
Bereavement and Loss,
DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder),
Domestic Abuse and Psychosomatic Disorders,
Survivors of child sex abuse.
RCGP Level 1 Substance Misuse
Specialist Sexual Assault Training (CARA)
ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Accredited member of the Foundation of Infant Loss
I have 12 years experience working with domestic abuse, relationship issues, drug and alcohol addiction and survivors of child sex abuse, anxiety and trauma and supported people through many of their problems.
If you are looking for a counsellor call me for an appointment. Together we can explore and move towards gaining confidence and understanding of your needs.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday 08:30 - 17:00 Wednesday 13:00 - 17:000 Thursday 18:00 - 20:00 Friday 10:00 - 17:30
I’m approachable and friendly and I am here to listen to you without judgment. I aim to offer a safe space to explore your issues to help you begin to understand your emotional needs.
If you are you affected by Domestic Abuse, Anxiety, Abuse, PTSD, childhood Sexual Abuse, Trauma or Addiction then call me.
I will see you each week at the same time for one hour
There is free street parking outside
I provide either short or long-term individual counselling and couple counselling
From age 16 plus
I am a member of:
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Registered/Accredited
Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
PCIPC (Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College)
Continuous Professional Development is ongoing and I have regular clinical supervision.