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BACP/UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor

About me

I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals (adults and young people aged 16 plus) I also work with couples providing relationship and sex therapy. I am accredited by both the BACP and UKCP and a member of the College for Relationship and Sex Therapy (COSRT).

I work from a Psychodynamic perspective and integrate other modalities dependent on the type of therapy required. For example, sex therapy is CBT orientated whereas my individual work would be more analytical in emphasis.

There are many different approaches to therapy which can at times seem overwhelming and confusing, so please feel free to contact me for an informal chat to discuss if what I offer might be suitable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

2003; Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London (Roehampton University); Psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am a professional member of the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).

2004 -2014; Further specialist training with young people firstly at the Wimbledon Guild Youth Service, the Valley Trust Schools service and Relate as a young peoples counsellor. I am currently part of the counselling team at a secondary high school in Central London.

2012; The London Diploma of Relationship and Sex therapy (Middlesex University) followed by the completion of the third year Advanced Diploma (2013)

In the past 10 years I have worked as a supervisor for the counselling psychology training at Roehampton University and have run supervision groups for 3 youth agencies. My formal supervision training was with Wpf (2019) and I continue to update my practice with regular continuing professional development including most recently adding EMDR to my portfolio.

I have worked with students of the profession seeking personal therapy for training requirements.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Individuals: £60
Couples: £90
Young people: £50

Appointments are offered during weekdays and weekday evenings and last 50 minutes.
Concessions are sometimes available dependent on circumstances.

www.lizthomascounselling.co.uk

When I work

I am currently only offering online therapy until further notice and currently have no availability.

Further information

An exploratory initial session is offered to begin with as a way of assessing whether the type of service I offer is appropriate to your needs and an opportunity for you to determine if I would be the right person to work with you.

I firmly believe that a good outcome in therapy is achieved if you feel safe and comfortable with the person you will be working with. Endeavouring to develop a relationship in which you feel you can trust and be known is an essential part of the therapeutic journey.

I abide by the code of ethics of my professional bodies and have full insurance to practice.

www.lizthomascounselling.co.uk

Raynes Park, London, SW20

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Zoom