About me

Life is not always easy and there may be times when difficulties we are experiencing appear to be over-whelming and we may feel unable to share them with those closest to us.

Our counselling relationship will be different to the type you have with friends, family or colleagues. It is secure and confidential, the focus being on your experiences of your problems. I will not give you advice, judge you or tell you what to do, but instead we will work collaboratively to explore & make sense of your thoughts, feelings & behaviours.

Working in an Integrative way using a Psychodynamic approach in which we might explore how experiences in your past may be influencing the present, coupled with a Person Centred Approach which acknowledges your potential and ability to make the right choices for yourself can lead to greater insight and self awareness and therefore a greater sense of well-being.

I offer therapy in a safe, calm and non-judgmental space and together we will explore what is happening with you and what it is you want to change. I am able to work with a wide range of issues and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) in Psychology

MA in Education

PGCE (post Compulsory)

Foundation Degree in Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (Place2Be)

Member organisations


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.


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information



I am currently available for telephone/zoom calls or in person. 

Petts Wood

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Liz Pattinson

Liz Pattinson