M. Liz Veysey, BA (Hons), Adv Dip, MBACP(Accred), MNCS (Acc)
How I Work
Whereas my original training was in Person Centred counselling, I use attachment theory and neurobiology to inform my current work, using body work and mindfulness in collaboration with clients.
In the first few sessions, I really listen and do my best to understand the challenges you face. I regularly check out with my clients whether or not I have ‘got’ them. As we ‘unpick’ problems together, it is not uncommon for clients to get a different perspective or find the strength to make changes they want in their lives. All the time it is a process of us both exploring together. This means that I don't tell you what to do, nor give advice but encourage you to find solutions that you find for yourself. Most of the time this is a process involving just talking, but I sometimes offer other creative ways of working such as empty chair work, modelling, sand-tray and artwork to help get an insight into what is going on. Not everyone wants this of course, and it is important to be true to yourself in how we work together.
Where I work
Face to face When working face to face, we meet in my counselling room, a comfortable, private room at my home, but in a separate building to the house so we are never disturbed. It is 50 metres down a hard track from the public road. Trewidland is less than 10 minutes drive from Liskeard, and only 15 minutes from Looe. At present, because of Covid restrictions, I can see clients face to face walking outside, or in our hay barn keeping strict social distancing. You do need to wrap up warm, and is subject to weather.
On line I now offer online sessions via Zoom or Skype. Don’t be put off by working online. I am finding that counselling and psychotherapy work extremely well online. Sessions are boundaried, issues addressed, dilemmas explored, and a therapeutic relationship still develops. I can talk you through how to access these services if you are unfamiliar with them.
With an academic background of a first-class honours degree in psychology, and post-graduate research, I spent 15 years teaching Psychology A-level to teenagers and adults, but always felt I wanted to be working more personally with clients on a one-to-one basis so I took the further training to become a counsellor. I have an advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and am an Accredited (and registered) member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors and adhere to their standards of professional practice and ethics. I now supervise other counsellors and give Continuing Professional Development training to other counsellors.
What my clients have said about me
"Through counselling, I felt I became a person at last. A person in my own right – and it made a huge difference to have another person listen to my feelings."
"Counselling with Liz had helped me put everything in perspective and that I now feel stronger and happier and able to continue my caring role with a better grace."
"With Liz’s support, encouragement, patience and gentle guidance to find my own answers, I have now recovered my confidence, and self-esteem and also developed a self-understanding, which I did not possess before my illness."
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society
- Qualified Assertiveness Trainer
- BA with Hons Psychology 1st class
- Post Grad Dip in Psychological Research Methods
- Person-Centred Couples Counsellor training
- Certificate in Supervision (CPCAB)
- Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique
Past experience includes: I have been lead tutor for CPCAB counselling courses, provider of CPD training courses and an assertiveness trainer.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individuals---------------------- £45 for 1 hour or £60 for 1,1/2 hours
- Couples --------------------------- £60 for 1 hour or £75 for 1,1/2 hours
- Counselling Students --------- £30 for 1 hour or £40 for 1,1/2 hours
- Supervision -------------------- £50 for 1 hour or £55 for 1,1/2 hours