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Psychotherapy and Counselling

Elizabeth Harvey

I am a Registered Accredited Member of the BACP, and Europe Accredited EMDR Practitioner providing face to face Counselling and Psychotherapy to individual adults.

As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I work with different psychotherapeutic approaches including Person Centred, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing). The approach I use depends on the individual person as I consider it is important to match the treatment to the particular person and their situation.Counselling and Psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to talk confidentially to someone in a safe and non-judgmental environment who is trained to assist you in talking about your life and the difficulties you are experiencing. It maybe upsetting to talk about these things, but it can help you to feel less confused, and give you an understanding about the way you are feeling. From this you may be able to work towards making changes in your life or come to terms with those things that you may not be able to change.

My experience has involved significant work with people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Some of the problems which can be helped by counselling and which I specialise in include Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Abuse Issues, Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Bereavement, Relationship Issues and Anger Management.

I have BUPA recognition and am included in BUPA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Therapist Network. I hold a current CRB check and Professional Indemnity Insurance.


What happens during the appointment?

You will be invited to talk about the issues that concern you, and together we explore the difficulties you are having and work towards an understanding that will help you to cope with situations and issues in your life.

How long does it take?

Each session is 60 minutes  (EMDR 60 – 90 minutes), usually weekly, on the same day and time each week. Initially 4 sessions are suggested to give you the opportunity to talk about your problems, explore your feelings, and assess whether therapy is helpful for you at this time. These sessions give you the experience of what counselling is like and will also provide the time to either complete the work you wish to do, or start to address your issues in greater depth.

Is it confidential?

All that takes place within the therapeutic relationship is kept confidential unless you, the client, give written permission for information to be shared. If it appears that you or another person is at risk of harm, with your full knowledge, an appropriate agency may be contacted.

Can psychotherapy help me?

Psychotherapy has helped many people deal with mental health issues or emotional distress, which can be experienced in many ways including:

  • Anxiety or an inability to cope or concentrate
  • Inability to deal with stress or recover from stressful situations
  • Lack of confidence or excessive shyness
  • Coping with the effects of abuse 
  • Feelings of depression, sadness, grief or emptiness
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Difficulty making or sustaining relationships, or repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfying or destructive relationships
  • Sexual problems
  • Difficulties in coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or loss of employment
  • Eating disorders
  • Self harm
  • Obsessive behaviour
  • Panic attacks and phobia
  • Addiction