Liz Whiteley (MBACP)
I am a Trauma-Informed therapist who has cerebral palsy and a wheelchair user. I base my practice on the five principles. Safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment. My clients aspire to discover how their individual histories impact them and their system (body). Everyone has their own stories, and through therapy and self-discovery, they can learn what they need to move forward. Trauma-informed therapy is for everybody. I am lead by you. You are the expert in your own life. I am just offering you a space to learn and grow. I specialise in Disability Counselling, Trauma and Pre-Trial Therapy. No one has walked in your shoes, and by understanding and respecting that, the journey to recovery can begin.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying, I have worked with many individuals with a wide range of issues from grief, depression, and anxiety. As well as my private practice, I also worked for Rotherham Abuse Counselling Service (ROTHACS), working with individuals dealing with many issues of abuse, be it physical, sexual and many more. I have also worked with individuals with disabilities on many matters, both directly related and indirectly related to their disability. As a therapist with cerebral palsy and a wheelchair user myself, I find my understanding can enhance my awareness when helping individuals work through what they bring.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with