Dr Liza Morton, Chartered & Registered Counselling Psychologist
Psychological therapy offers a confidential, safe and supportive relationship, with a qualified professional. Therapy can help to alleviate distress, improve your psychological well-being and enable you to find a positive way forward.
Life can be tricky. We may face loss, bullying or trauma. At times, self-criticism, conflicting feelings or past hurts can overwhelm us. We may struggle with distressing thoughts and feelings or want to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Sometimes our relationships leave us feeling dissatisfied or we may feel on edge, stuck or fed up without knowing why. Having a safe space to explore what is going on can help you make sense of your experiences, process difficult feelings and develop skills to enable you to reach your full potential.
My approach is tailored to you. I will work collaboratively with you drawing from over 15 years experience of providing psychological therapy (NHS and Independent Practice) and extensive training in a variety of psychological theories, approaches, frameworks and techniques (including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT).
I usually meet with clients weekly or fortnightly but we can negotiate the regularity of our sessions to suit your needs. Afternoon and early evening sessions are available, Monday to Thursday.
I also provide clinical supervision and consultancy to psychologists both in-training or experienced practitioners.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic I am currently offering therapy online or by phone, meaning I am able to offer therapy across the UK.
Please check out my website for more information and recent testimonials: www.drlizamorton.com
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, I am a member of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Counselling Psychology Division and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
With more than ten years experience of working in an adult mental health team in the NHS and a further five years in private practice, I have extensive experience of working with adults experiencing a wide variety of mental health and life issues. My approach is holistic, grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Counselling Psychologists have a BPS accredited, undergraduate degree (4 years) in Psychology and 3 years full-time, post-graduate, doctoral level training.
I am also trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and I have attended further training in a variety of approaches including Person Centered Counselling, Compassion Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Mindfulness.
I also contribute to psychology research, lecturing, publications and the development and delivery of courses on trauma, medical trauma, psychological safety, self-esteem and ableism.
More recently, I have been developing and delivering webinars and CPD training through The University of Strathclyde. To date we have developed webinars on Introductory Trauma Awareness Training and Working from home during Covid-19 for organisations including ALSEF, UNISON, Scottish Union Learning, The Scottish Government and The Fire Brigade.
Qualifications & Experience
- Professional Qualification in Counselling Psychology via The British Psychological Society’s Independent Route (QCoP).
- MSc in Psychological Therapies in Primary Care, University of Dundee.
- Doctorate in Psychology (PhD), University of Glasgow.
- Bachelor of Science (BSc Honours, 1st Class) in Psychology, University of Stirling.
- Extensive further training in NHS and BPS accredited further training in specific difficulties and therapies.
- Affiliate of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, The University of Glasgow,
- Articles in psychology professional journals, books, media articles and interviews, radio interviews, university lecturing and regular presentations at both national and international conferences (see website for publications and presentations).
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
£90.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£90 for hourly sessions.
If you are a Counselling Psychology Trainee requiring therapy as part of your training please get in touch to discuss fees.
Monday to Thursday, between 1.30pm - 7.30pm
What is Counselling Psychology?
Counselling Psychology is a relatively new branch of applied psychology, which focuses on a holistic understanding of psychological well-being.
Counselling Psychologists apply psychology to working collaboratively with people across a diverse range of human difficulties, including mental health problems and life issues.
Counselling Psychologists work with the individual’s unique psychological experience to empower their recovery, improve psychological functioning and to alleviate distress.
The title Counselling Psychologist is protected by The British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professional Council and anyone using this title must be fully qualified, registered with these professional bodies and adhere to their ethical and professional codes of practice.