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Integrative and Person-Centred Counselling

The Power of Being Heard 

About

About Me

Hello, my name is Liz and I run a small independent counselling practice in Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

 

I offer a calm, safe, reassuring presence to accompany you as you reflect on and make sense of your life and find your way towards more positive outcomes. We cannot change what happens to us, but we can change how we respond.

 

A trusting, non-judgmental, empathic therapeutic relationship enables us to find our real self, to learn to be comfortable within our own skin, to feel heard and explore avenues for personal growth and self-development.

My qualifications are:

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • NCFE Cache Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills

  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills

 

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice. 

In addition to my private practice, I volunteer for a Warwickshire-based charity offering affordable counselling to those in need in the local area.

 

Please feel free to contact me for an initial chat to ascertain if therapy could help you and answer any questions you may have.  I work either online or offer a number of face-to-face sessions in the Balsall Common, Kenilworth, Knowle, Leamington and Solihull areas.

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, be it bereavement, loss of purpose and identity, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, ill health, low self-worth or self-esteem, or alternatively for a space in which to contemplate, process and re-discover.

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Treatment

Where counselling can help

Bereavement

Grief can be overwhelming and affect us physically as well as emotionally.  We all experience grief in a unique way and can struggle with feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, guilt and anxiety.  Talking through these emotions with a counsellor in a safe and supportive environment can help you come to terms with your loss and adapt to life moving forward.

Depression 

Depression manifests itself in a variety of ways be it low mood, anger, loss of interest in activities you previously enjoyed, feeling tired and lacking in energy.  It can be caused by any number of life events such as the breakdown of a relationship, bereavement, loss of a job or children leaving home.  It can impact your body, mood, behaviour and thoughts.  Counselling can help you explore your feelings, acknowledge and accept them and support you in finding your own ways of coping.

Relationships

I have experience of working with individuals who have found themselves in challenging, or even abusive, relationships be it with their partners, family members, friends or colleagues.  Counselling can provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental space to help you identify issues or problems in a relationship and find a way to manage those difficulties. 

Anxiety
Trauma
Stress

Anxiety can manifest itself in a number of ways and can be a typical response to a range of challenging situations. These reactions can become all-consuming and block healthy, normal behaviours, leaving us feeling exhausted and impacting both our physical and mental well-being.  Expressing your worries in an accepting, understanding relationship can help you explore their cause and identify their origin.  A therapist can help you deal with such emotions by offering ideas of how to cope with stressful/anxiety inducing situations and suggest strategies tailored to your individual needs.

Emotional and psychological trauma can leave you feeling vulnerable and insecure.  You may have problems concentrating, feel isolated and detached and have difficulties sleeping.  Many people’s instinct is to shut such experiences away and deny their existence but in doing so such events are likely to continue to impact your day-to-day life.  A therapist can work with you in a safe, holding environment to process such events to enable you to take back control of your life.

It can be difficult to work out what is behind your stress: is stress the cause of the problems or as a result of the problems?  Stress is often a response to a situation or event that puts pressure on us, such as when we have lots to do and think about.  It can feel overwhelming, often manifesting when we do not have much control over what happens.  Talking to an empathic and calm therapist can help you develop your emotional resilience so you can manage your stress in a healthy manner.

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