Elizabeth Halford | Accredited Counsellor | Southampton | NCS

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Elizabeth Halford

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-08457

Location: Southampton

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 & Experience
    HE Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (Distinction)
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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