Liz Willows

Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16
07852 466184 07852 466184
Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16

About me

Life has many challenges: sometimes we cope, and other times we just can't find the strength. As a therapist, I provide a safe and confidential space for you to offload, increase your self-awareness and find pathways through difficult times. ​​ I have an understanding of the challenges individuals can experience and I am both welcoming of difference and open to exploration where you wish.

The most important part of therapy is the connection between therapist and client. If you feel a connection to me, we can build a relationship founded on trust to help you move forward with a sense of hope for a brighter future.​ I'll work hard to build a strong, professional connection with you, laying the foundations for transformative growth and personal development.

Central to my work is understanding and working from your unique perspective and values in order to support you to find a way forward that fits for your unique situation. As well as counselling for all issues, I have a particular specialism in working with trauma from sexual violence, whether it happened recently or long ago.

It takes courage to take that first step into counselling, whether for the very first time or returning at a later stage. Let's take the time together to create a safe, strong, therapeutic relationship where you can let go of what you no longer wish to carry and learn new strengths to carry you into the next phase of your life.

I work with clients both face-to-face and online via video calls.  However, the current situation with COVID-19 means I am only offering online video sessions for the time being.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certified Practitioner of Rewind Trauma Therapy 
    IARTT (2019)
  • High Professional Diploma in Counselling  (High Merit)  - LC&CTA (2016)
  • Research Paper on Borderline Personality Disorder BACP research conference (2016)
  • Working with Dissociation and Trauma (2014)
  • Master of Arts – Women’s Studies (Hons) (2004)
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies Dublin (2002)
  • Samaritans Training​ (1997)

In addition to...

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Complex Trauma, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, Psychology of Shame, Working with Anger, Towards Understanding Borderline and Other Disturbed States of Mind, Conflict Resolution, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Psychosis, Dual Diagnosis, Abuse, Trauma & Dissociation, Crisis Intervention, “Coming Out” Counselling, Harm Reduction Perspectives in Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Homophobia & Heterosexism, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Sexual Health, Young People and Sexuality, Assertiveness, Equal Opportunities, Disability Rights, Racism Awareness.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies

Photos & videos

Fees

£25 - £55

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

Specialist areas of interest and expertise include rape & sexual trauma, bereavement, family dysfunction, anger management, LGBTQI, poverty, sex workers.

I sometimes have space for reduced fee clients (£25.00 per session), but there can be a waiting list for these places.

Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Coleford office, level access, ground floor, toilet. Home visits by agreement for those who cannot leave the home - safety inspection will need to be carried out in advance.

Availability

Wednesday morning, afternoon, and evening sessions available in Coleford, or online video calling.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Liz Willows

Liz Willows