Liz Walker Dip Couns, MBACP Registered
The counselling service I offer is friendly, professional and down-to-earth. I provide an honest, non-judgemental space to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you explore what's going on in confidence.
Counselling isn't about giving advice, it's about helping you to find your own answers without being judged or criticised. You will set the pace. Having the opportunity to talk honestly and openly about how you are really feeling can bring a great sense of relief and can clear the way for a new period of change and hope.
Perhaps you're experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety or depression, relationship difficulties or bereavement/loss. We all go through times of emotional distress in our lives and sometimes these feelings can become too overpowering to deal with on our own. That's when counselling may help.
Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked in the financial sector and in adult education. I became interested in counselling and I know from my own experience how 'freeing' it can be to really be listened to.
What happens next?
My counselling approach is 'person-centred' and relies heavily on the forming of a strong therapeutic relationship between myself and my clients. I offer a free-of-charge 30 minute initial consultation during which I can answer any questions you may have, and we can then decide whether we think we'd like to work together. If we agree to go ahead, we will discuss a mutually convenient day and time to meet, usually weekly, for one hour. Generally I work on an 'open ended' basis, but we will work with your goals and within a time frame that feels right for you.
Please either phone, text or email me to arrange an initial meeting. If you are directed to my telephone answer service, this is private and confidential so please do leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as private practice, I have many years of experience in counselling children and adolescents with a wide range of issues in a school environment. I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor with North Worcestershire Bereavement Support since 2009, helping people come to terms with the loss of someone close.
- BACP certificate of proficiency
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling level 4 (working with addictions)
- Advanced diploma in counselling (working with trauma)
- Advanced certificate in counselling (transactional analysis & brief therapy)
- Certificate in counselling skills
Training courses have included
- Anger management
- Counselling the grieving client
- Counselling the older client
- Child protection awareness/safeguarding
- Disorganised attachment
- Dream work
- Eating disorders
- Teenage brain
- Time-limited counselling
- Working with clients with autism
- Working with dementia
- Working with sand in the therapy room
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their ethical framework and code of professional conduct which assures confidentiality, equality and diversity.
I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and in your best interests. I also attend regular training to broaden my knowledge, keep up to date with current thinking around counselling and to further my professional development.
I have professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder in children
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Initial 'no obligation' 30 minutes session free of charge
- 1 hour session (pay as you go): £35
- An additional charge will be made to cover my travelling expenses for a home visit
24 hours' notice of cancellation is required please.
Our work together will take place in a private room in my home. If you are unable to travel, then I may be able to meet with you in your home. Please either email or telephone to enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1pm - 8pm. Tuesday: 8.30am - 6pm. Thursday: Closed.
Types of client