Mrs Elizabeth Halford
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-08457
I am a qualified counsellor based in Southampton, offering private counselling to anyone over the age of 18.
I have considerable experience of working with people who are facing a range of issues, including anxiety, loss and trauma. I have counselled clients through a local charity and in the higher education sector. I also provide a counselling service for students at a further education college in Hampshire and I am a certified Mental Health First Aider. Before becoming a counsellor I worked as a teacher and manager in further education.
The main approach that I use in my counselling is Gestalt. This means that I focus on the whole person, including your thoughts, feelings and sensations. It is also very interactive, so I will share my thoughts and feelings with you when appropriate and if it seems useful for you.
I work in a way that is flexible in order to suit your individual needs and I encourage regular feedback on how the work is progressing to help you get the most out of the sessions.
My commitment to undertaking regular personal and professional development ensures that I practise in a safe and effective way.
- Qualifications & ExperienceHE Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Parenting skills
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken