I have always had a great interest in counselling which led me on to starting my counselling career in 2006.
I work as a Person-Centred counsellor within Catterick Garrison, Richmond and surrounding areas. Person-centred counselling empowers the client to understand and make sense of their problems, without feeling judged, within a confidential and safe environment.
I have worked for the past 5 years with veterans, serving, and families of those whom have served/are serving in the military. During this time I have worked with individuals with complex PTSD, trauma and other mental health conditions.
Working in this field has helped me to understand the military ethos, the camaraderie between soldiers and the effects of transition out of the military.
As well as my military experience I have also worked with a range of clients, in a range of settings including; NHS, survivors of domestic abuse, those with depression, anxiety, relationships problems and those who are bereaved, just to name a few.
What is Counselling?
Counselling encourages self-expression, self-awareness, self-development and a greater understanding of self.
It recognises and values the client, allows barriers to be broken down and the learning of self to begin.
It is the genuineness and intimacy of the client/counsellor relationship that makes person-centred counselling so special. The focus of person-centred counselling is always on the client's own thoughts and feelings, not those of the counsellor.
"When i came to see Elizabeth at Evolution Counselling Services i didn't really know how to deal with the feelings i was left with when a relationship broke down. Despite a lot of time passing i couldn't seem to work out how to move forward with my life. Elizabeth provided me a private space to be able to talk openly about how i felt and she enabled me to see things from a different perspective. This allowed me to deal with my feelings and to move foward. I wouldn't hesitate in reccommending Elizabeth to anyone who feels they need to speak to a counsellor about any issue in their life."
When I first met Elizabeth I didnt think I could feel any lower and my self confidence was rock bottom. Having had unsuccesful counselling before I wasnt hopeful that I would be able to change. However a year later Elizabeth has helped me to finally feel proud of who I am. Elizabeth helped me realise just how many negative feelings I had and to think about where these feelings came from. She was always a friendly and positive face after a hard or difficult day and I always felt I could be totally honest with her. I feel that Elizabeth has helped me get back on my feet and ready to fight life's challenges and I can't thank her enough for her support.
I am a member of the professional body the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which ensures that I work to a high standard of practice, requiring professional competence and a commitment to providing an ethical way of being.As a member of the BACP I am committed to completing regular CPD.
Level 2 Certificate in COUNSELLING SKILLS
Level 3 Certificate in COUNSELLING STUDIES
Level 4 Diploma in THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
Certificate in Creative SUPERVISION
Initial assessment: £45
Each session thereafter: £40
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Areas of counselling I deal with:
Abortion, Abuse, Domestic violence, Emotional abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Adoption, Anger management, Anxiety, Generalised anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Phobias, Attachment disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Cancer, Carer support, Separation anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Depression, Feeling sad, Postnatal depression, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Disabilities, Discrimination, Dissociation, Gender dysphoria, Infertility, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Miscarriage, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Health anxiety, Hoarding, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy and birth, Redundancy, Relationship problems, Affairs and betrayals, Family issues, Separation and divorce, Self-harm, Sex problems, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal thoughts, Tourette's syndrome, Trauma, and Work-related stress.
Compassion- Focused Therapy
01748 831918/ 07551 931453
Mon & Thurs: 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm
Other appointments available upon request