Liz Backhouse Person-centred/humanistic psychotherapist , CO6
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited). I have been a qualified therapist for over 18 years - working in the NHS and in private practice. I set up and ran a counselling service for 17 years for Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, working with people living with a cancer diagnosis. I have extensive experience of working with women who have breast cancer.
Through my NHS practice and private practice I have gained a wide experience of working with a diverse range of clients with many different issues and problems. I left the NHS in June 2015 to pursue my private practice.
To take the step of ringing for an appointment for an initial session of therapy can feel difficult so I hope that the information I provide will help with this decision. I would also be happy to talk to you about the service I offer.
Counselling sessions provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can talk about your problems, difficult feelings and reactions to life. By exploring in this way you can use your inner strengths and resources in order to cope more effectively with life and develop insights into your problems that enable you to make changes that will ultimately make a difference to your life.
There are many different reasons why people choose to enter therapy. You may recognise what is troubling you or you may just be experiencing a feeling that things are not quite right and would like to make changes to your life. For example some people seek help when they have specific problems and others may just feel they need space to talk in order to uncover what is making them anxious or unhappy.
I believe that one of the most important factors in the success of therapy is the development of a good therapeutic relationship between the Client and Therapist.
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling
Diploma in Professional Studies
Certificate in Stress Management
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse
£40 for a 50 minute session
PRACTICE HOURS: 8-5PM TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND SOME THURSDAYS CONTACT NO: 01206 213046 I RUN MY PRACTICE FROM A QUIET, ATTRACTIVE, DEDICATED COUNSELLING ROOM THERE IS PARKING AVAILABLE DIRECTLY OUTSIDE THE ROOM
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