Have you felt stuck, at a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Are you feeling lost, anxious or depressed? Have you experienced a bereavement or having difficulties managing a change such as divorce or change in health. Are you concerned about yourself or a family members dependence on drugs or alcohol? If you have felt or are experiencing any of the above then I can help you?
Feeling as if we are not being heard, that our feelings are being dismissed or that nobody understands, can be one of most frustrating and loneliest places a person can find themselves in.
These feelings of frustration and loneliness can lead to resentment and anger which in turn can isolate us even more from those that we care about; and then we start to turn those feelings inwards and become guilty and ashamed.
This is a vicious cycle that can continue for a lifetime. Fortunately, there is somewhere you can come where you will be heard and understood, somewhere where the loneliness will slip away, and a place to learn how to stop the vicious cycle.
My name is Liza and I became a counsellor after many years working as a support/key worker. My work entailed me offering a range of support from homelessness, mental health and addiction issues. I am very passionate about the work that I do, in my experience a persons life can be tipped upside down at the drop of a hat and they are left facing conditions and circumstances that become overwhelming and seem impossible to solve. My work as a counsellor enables me to support people through very difficult life conditions in a safe non-judgemental space. I understand that taking the first step to counselling can feel daunting but that first step could also be the change that you have been searching for.
At present I work in my private practice and offer face to face therapeutic counselling to adults (17+) in Purley, Coulsdon and Sutton.
I support clients who are struggling with mental and emotional health concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, bereavement and addiction. I also have a thorough knowledge of implementing and supporting clients who are working to maintain abstinence using a 12 step program.
If you are in need of emotional and mental well-being support then I can help using integrative therapy.
I have been trained to work Integratively, which means that I combine different approaches, we will discover the most productive way to work together. Every person is different and by using an integration of different therapeutic approaches you can get the most out of your counselling experience.
Sometimes people are unable to define their issue, they simply feel something is wrong and would like to be free of "it" If you are ready to take the next step and to see if counselling is right for you please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor and registered member of the British association for counselling and psychotherapy.
I started my training in a 12 Step rehabilitation center where I worked with people helping them to address a history of drug and alcohol mis-use using the 12 Step Model, group therapy and one-one counselling.
I went on to work with and counsel women who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence and emotional abuse. This is another area that I am passionate about and continue to work in an agency specializing in domestic violence.
Alongside the agency work I offer long and short term counselling depending on your needs.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate- Counselling Studies
- Certificate- Counselling Skills
- Certificate- BACP Proficiency
- Certificate -Advice and Guidance
- Certificate- Mentoring
- Certificate- Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults- CPD
- Certificate- Safe Guarding Children & young people- CPD
- Certificate- Freedom Programe, domestic abuse training -CPD
- Certificate- Into The Light, Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors- CPD
- Certificate- Separation & Attachment -CPD
- Certificate- Children Separated through grief -CPD
- Certificate- Working with Drugs & Alcohol- CPD
- 12 Step training
- Certificate- Blue Light Training Working without Alcohol -CPD
- Certificate- Hepatitis C awareness -
- Certificate- Mental Health Awareness- Certificate
I attend training yearly to enrich my professional development.
I am a Registered Member of the 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available to see clients from 9am-8pm Monday - Friday I have limited availabilty for Saturday