Dr Liza Morton, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Life can be tough and sometimes we need support. At times we can experience problems with our thoughts, feelings or relationships. We may find ourselves repeatedly in difficult situations and feel stuck. Psychological therapy offers a confidential, safe and supportive relationship, with a qualified professional, to explore these issues. Therapy can help to alleviate distress, improve psychological wellbeing and help to build resilience to life’s challenges.
My approach is individualised for each client and I work collaboratively with them, drawing on my extensive training in a variety of psychological theories, approaches, frameworks and techniques.
I usually meet with clients weekly or fortnightly but I am willing to negotiate the regularity of our sessions.
Evening sessions are available.
I also provide clinical supervision and consultancy to psychologists who may be either in-training or experienced practitioners.
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 in the NHS and several years in private practice I work with individuals dealing with common mental health problems using an holistic approach grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
Counselling Psychologists have a BPS accredited, undergraduate degree (4 years) in Psychology & 3 years full-time, post-graduate, doctoral level training.
Dr Morton’s Qualifications
- 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.
- Numerous NHS and BPS accredited further trainings in specific difficulties and therapies.
- As an active researcher Dr Morton has published a number of articles in peer reviewed professional journals, contributed to professional books and presents her work regularly at both national and international conferences (see website for full list of publications).
- Leads the Professional Practice module for Strathclyde University's Clinical Health Psychology MSc.
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 for hourly sessions.
Supervision from £65.
If you are a Counselling Psychology Trainee requiring therapy as part of your training please get in touch to discuss fees.
What is Counselling Psychology?
Counselling Psychology is a relatively new branch of applied psychology, which focuses on a holistic understanding of psychological wellbeing. 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.