I did my first degree in Modern Languages at the University of Exeter, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the University of Reading.  I then went on to do CRUSE bereavement training, followed by training with the Esteem branch of the Oasis Trust to deliver workshops on Self-esteem, friendships and relationships and sexual health in schools and youth groups.

Following that I completed 5 years of counselling training, including a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, and a Foundation year in Transactional Analysis  (TA) at the Berne Institute and Trauma training. I enjoy studying and am currently working towards a CTA (Certified Transactional Analyst Award) in Education and have completed Level 1 Theraplay Training.

I currently work in schools, in private practice and have also served as a volunteer counsellor for Bedford Open Door, a counselling agency for 13-25 year olds. I am a licensed presenter of Care for the Family’s “Let’s stick together” (a 1 hour presentation to new mums and dads aimed at strengthening families, improving relationship quality, reducing conflict and family breakdown.) I also run Marriage and Parenting Courses.

 

What people say about me

"Liz enables people to grow and be the best they can. She has considerable inner strength and is able to make you feel held- however distressed or tortured you are feeling. There is no sense of being judged by Liz. She listens incredibly well, talks common sense and is very encouraging."

"Liz's love of learning and excitement at discovering new things is infectious. She uses new knowledge to enable her to better support, empower and equip her clients."

"Liz helps you to face up to the reality of a situation calmly and sensitively. A family in crisis would benefit from her strength and level headedness."

"Liz is great at equipping parents to support their children. She is able to see the bigger picture and draws on her considerable experience of working with young people."