Miss Elizabeth James
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS15-02434
Hi my name is Elizabeth, I am a professionally qualified counsellor. I have a friendly, compassionate, and empathetic listening style.
Together we can work on how your worries, concerns or difficult issues impact on your life. We can explore options, strategies, and skills/tools that can encourage new ways of thinking and behaving, to help to resolve them and promote positive change.
Taking the first step can be challenging, our initial session will allow us to look at what has brought you to counselling and the area/s you wish to explore. It allows us to get to know each other so that you the client can decide if I am the counsellor for you.
The sessions focus on building a therapeutic relationship based on rapport and trust.
My knowledge and skills have developed through my therapeutic work on placement for my counselling course, and voluntary hours at MIND, in private practice, and through my work at a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service.
I provide an individual approach to your unique preferences based on your view of yourself, others, and the world.
Reflecting our views, opinions, thoughts, feelings, core values & beliefs, abd behaviour can help us address and work on change in areas that are preventing us from moving forward and achieving our full potential.
Untangling experiences that have been difficult, painful and challenging isa process and a journey that enables you to make sense of the situation.
You may be wondering if counselling is the right step for you, whether talking to a stranger about your life will help.
I made that difficult decision to start the counselling journey to make sense of my life.
This positive and invaluable experience in counselling I decided to retrain as a counsellor to enable me to support others as I had been supported.
Are negative beliefs, thoughts, feelings, habits or behaviours holding you back? Do you have low self-esteem, anxiety or depression? Or maybe you just feel stuck.
Therapy is a helping hand at these times - it will help you to reflect, evaluate and respond in a positive way. I will work with you to overcome obstacles and regain balance using effective and practical coping techniques.
Unlock your potential, become aware of your strengths and achieve that goal.
- Qualifications & ExperienceDiploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert Hyp CS
AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills (QCF)
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Dip CST
AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory (QCF)
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Ad Dip PC
AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken