Lizzie Nowosielska MBACP Senior Accredited
I am professionally qualified and have 18 years experience counselling individuals and couples. I offer short- and long-term client-centred therapy, working at your pace to explore whatever is troubling you. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment, helping you to understand your thoughts and feelings, and enabling you to make any changes that feel right. I help couples to identify their destructive patterns and gain the skills to improve their relationship. I am familiar and comfortable working with difficult issues, including loss, abuse, depression, anger management, bereavement and anxiety.
There are lots of reasons why you might come to counselling. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Maybe you feel dissatisfied with life and want to make changes, but don’t know how to. Do you use food, alcohol, work or something else to cope with a past or recent trauma? Did you go to boarding school or were separated from your family for other reasons. Or perhaps you just feel low and don’t know why.
Counselling with me can help you gain insight into what’s wrong and clarity to find the way forward. I can support you as you start to make changes or come to terms with a loss. I can help you to heal from past traumas and lead a happier, healthier and more satisfying life. You and your partner can enrich your relationship, develop a deeper understanding of each other and fulfill your potential as a couple. Counselling can lead to life-long learning and emotional well-being.
I offer a free half-hour initial consultation. Please see below for details.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Accredited Counsellor, since 2008
BACP Accredited Counsellor, since 2002
Certificate in Couples Therapy, 2001
Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, 1998
Other counselling training includes:
Rape and sexual abuse
Inner child work
Boarding school survivors
My workplaces have included a GP's surgery, Cruse, a youth counselling project, a university, and managing a rape crisis service.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding school survivors
Divorce and separation
I offer a free half-hour initial consultation in order for you to meet me and see how it feels to be here. At this session we will talk through what is causing you to seek help and see if we feel we can work together. If we decide to go ahead we will agree on a mutually convenient time to meet and usually have a session every week. Sessions are 60-minutes long. I am not working with couples at the present time.
If for any reason this doesn't seem like the right course of action I will try to suggest other sources of help.
Individuals: £50 (some £35 concessionary places)
per 60 minute session
I work from my home in north Winchester, one-and-a-half miles from the railway station. The room is quiet and private with a separate entrance and loo. There is plenty of free parking.
Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation or to find out more about me and my work. At the present time I am not working with couples.
You can email me, or phone me on: 01962 629635
You may get my answering machine, I am the only person who hears the messages and I will return your call as soon as I can.