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Lizzie Kelly (BACP Accredited)

Oxford, OX1 2NY
07827 733624 07827 733624 Registered / Accredited

About me

Existing in the world is not always easy. It can result in you feeling misunderstood by others or feeling alone, even though there are lots of people around. Sometimes it means life is a struggle and you can end up feeling stuck, unable to move forward. Perhaps something doesn't feel quite right but you're not sure what it is. Relationships can be complicated and communication difficult.  The past can keep troubling you or the future can seem anxiety-provoking or bleak. Traumatic events from the past can leave you feeling shattered and broken inside.  Do you ever find yourself repeating the same mistakes and asking 'How have I ended up here again?'.


Whether you have been given a particular diagnosis from a GP/medical practitioner or have a general sense that something in your life is not working for you, I recognise that it's not always easy to be in the world and offer Counselling and Psychotherapy as a way of exploring whatever it is that you might be struggling with.  My personal and professional experience lends itself to a strong belief in people and in the therapeutic process and what it can offer. 

I have been working therapeutically both in private practice and charitable counselling organisations since 2008.  My therapeutic work is also supported by over 12 years experience working with vulnerable adults, children, adolescents and families in the public and private sector as well as charities.  This has included working in areas such as mental health, homelessness, education, substance misuse and housing and support for complex needs teenagers and unaccompanied asylum seekers in care. In my private practice I work with adults and adult couples.

I work creatively which means there is an opportunity to work in ways that suit you. For some people, talking therapy isn't always the answer. As well as talking through issues, my work can include the use of art, music, poetry or movement, for example, as a way to explore issues, if this is supportive for you. 

Therapy can be either short-term, lasting just a few weeks, to long-term which can be for a couple of years. If you are not sure what you want, this is something we can discuss this together when we meet.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2018)
  • Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice (2016)
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2009)

  • Registered Member UKCP
  • Accredited Member BACP

I abide by the following Codes of Ethics:

  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Please note that during the Coronavirus Pandemic, ALL sessions will be online, using Skype, Zoom or FaceTime.

The first session is a 50 minute consultation that allows you and I to meet and get a sense of how we might work together. The consultation charge is £50.

If we decide to continue working together, we will agree a set time and day to meet each week and also agree an ongoing weekly fee (between £55-£70) for individual therapy and £80-£95 for couples. The fee is negotiable according to your financial situation. If you are a high-salary earner, there is the option to pay more and for this extra money to go towards funding low-cost places for those who cannot afford the full fee.

After this, we will meet weekly at the same time, for 50 minutes. This space will be yours each week until your therapy ends.

I also have some low-cost spaces available for people in financial difficulty. If you are interested in one of these spaces, please let me know on initial contact as these spaces are limited.

Further information

As I am located in the City Centre, I am accessible by bus from all areas of Oxfordshire. There is also meter parking on Beaumont Street and St Giles.

Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2NY

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

Availability

I am available for late evening appointments as well as day-time appointments. I do not work Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Lizzie Kelly (BACP Accredited)

Lizzie Kelly (BACP Accredited)