People seek counselling for a wide variety of reasons and it may be for feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or dissatisfaction with life in general, depression, low mood or the experience of repeated relationship issues. Others seek counselling for painful emotions relating to life events and experiences including, generalized anxiety, illness or bereavement.
My name is Liz Mace and as an experienced and fully Accredited & Registered BACP counsellor, I work with both adults and young people on an individual basis. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and reliable setting for our meetings together. My work is underpinned by a psychodynamic approach, and I also have experience working with other models of counselling including CBT, Mindfulness and Person centred modalities.
I offer weekly individual therapy, on either short term (6-12 week) or longer term, open-ended therapy, depending on Assessment of need.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, Accred) with an Accredited BACP and Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF) Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance. My private practice is based in Highfield, Southampton.
I have experience of working in independent private practice, for charitable counselling organisations and for higher education, University Counselling Services. This has enabled me to continually develop my knowledge, expertise and skills. This experience has facilitated an in-depth knowledge and understanding with respect to the many and varied issues presented by clients.
Accredited & Registered MBACP
WPF/BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.
B.A. (Hons) Social Work.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
B.A. (Hons) Education
British Sign Language. Level 1.
Recently Attended CPD courses:
Compassion Focussed Therapy
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have some experience of counselling clients with chronic illness and Auto-immune disorders including;
- Alopecia/Hair loss
- Diabetes - type 1 & 2
- Celiac Disease/Digestive disorders
- Heart Disease/Failure
90 Minute Assessment Session - £60.00
On-going, weekly, 50 minute Counselling Sessions - £50.00
I offer appointments week days only. I can offer flexible arrangements and I am also able to offer Counselling sessions by Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.