I am very grateful to clients and colleagues who have been kind enough to say a few words about their experiences of working with me for this site.
“Having experienced very high levels of anxiety for many years and previously sought help with another therapist without success, I found the techniques suggested by Lizzie to be very effective almost immediately. Her gentle and sensitive approach helped me to feel confident in my abilities to deal with situations more effectively. My anxiety levels have reduced greatly and I would certainly recommend this service. A very sincere thank you Lizzie for your invaluable help.”
“Finding a supervisor who you feel comfortable to be vulnerable with is important to me. As an experienced therapist and supervisor myself it was equally important to find a supervisor who could add to my knowledge base and to fill the gaps in mine. I have found Lizzie to be warm, supportive and at the right times challenging of my formulations and treatment plans. I would highly recommend Lizzie as a clinical supervisor.”
Jason Roscoe – CBT in Blackpool
“I’ve just recently finished my therapy sessions with Elizabeth, who has helped me go from nearly being completely housebound with my severe contamination related OCD, to now nearly being totally rid of all of my worries and compulsions that have dominated and restricted my life, as well as my family’s and partner’s, for over 10 years!”
“I had spent years, from being a teenager to a young adult, seeing therapists on the NHS and privately with no resolution to my issues and faced with unbelievably long waiting lists, in some cases facing over a years wait for any form of help and then this being rushed, unhelpful and unrelated to treating my condition.
“Elizabeth provided me with the advice, time, patience and listening ear I needed to finally rid me of my worries and get me back to living a normal life again, and she has provided me with the guidance and knowledge to avoid ever getting back into that mindset again.
“I couldn’t thank Elizabeth enough for basically giving me my life back which I had lost all hope could ever be achieved again and I would highly recommend her for anyone suffering from any form of mental health issues which you need to address and treat to get back to yourself.”
“I arranged to see Lizzie on the advice of Occupational Health. I have an ongoing medical condition and the symptoms of this had led to anxiety and lack of confidence, this was significantly limiting me from doing normal everyday activities.
“I met Lizzie in the local area once a week. The support, guidance and techniques Lizzie provided has enabled me to take back control of my life, helped me to have greater context on my medical issues and to regain confidence in myself.
“I now have a much stronger sense of wellbeing and I can recognise and control the symptoms of anxiety much more effectively Lizzie has provided me with a range of tools and methods that have benefitted me, not only for the reasons that prompted me to seek support, but in other areas of my day to day life.
“I thoroughly recommend Lizzie… her committed, calming and collaborative approach within the sessions has given me the focus and confidence to get things back on track.”
“I was referred to Lizzie through problems which occurred at work. The sessions with Lizzie were extremely helpful, and were always methodical, organised and well delivered. I actually enjoyed them, I felt so relaxed.
“The sessions have helped me face my fears, focus on things differently, and also to step back from difficult situations and look at them with a more positive and realistic outlook.
“I would highly recommend Lizzie to anyone looking for CBT therapy. Thanks Lizzie for making me feel more positive about myself.”
“I found Elizabeth to be very professional, caring and helpful in the time I attended her clinic and her knowledge and expertise will help me cope more with my anxiety in the future”
“I went to Lizzie as I couldn’t wait for an NHS referral. I was suffering from severe anxiety following a very scary incident with my 5 year-old son. I didn’t know what to expect, but Lizzie instantly made me feel at ease and explained the process thoroughly, always making sure I was comfortable with what we were doing.
“I had my last session today and can honestly say it has made a big difference to my anxiety, my head and my life in general. At times it was hard work but ultimately so so worth it. I feel lighter than I have in months!”
“I arranged to see Lizzie because I wanted to be seen quickly, and at a local venue at times that fitted into my schedule. I found that the sessions gave me a structure and a focus to help me overcome my problems; I came away with tools that I’m confident will help me if I ever have a setback in the future – although at the moment I feel really positive. Lizzie was always kind, constructive, and professional. I feel that the sessions were well planned, and this helped to motivate me. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lizzie to anyone needing some structured support.”
“When our daughter was in year 10 she began to suffer under the pressure of work and problems with her friends. The GP put her on anti-depressant medication to minmise the impact on her school work. This helped but wasn’t a long term solution. The waiting list for counselling through the GP was long because her condition was not serious enough. To prevent our daughter getting worse we sought help ourselves and found Lizzie.
“Our daughter took to Lizzie immediately and over the next few months regained her confidence and happiness. She started year 11 (her GCSE year) with a much lighter heart and greater strength to tackle the hard work ahead. She has also been able to stop taking the medication.
“Lizzie’s support was invaluable. She helped our daughter understand what she was feeling and develop strategies to cope with this. I have no hesitation recommending Lizzie to help young people through difficult times.”
“I am most grateful to Lizzie for the clinical supervision she provides to me; I feel supported in my work and it is a comfort to know that she is always available for me to ‘bounce ideas off’.
“Lizzie is always professional, reflective, very well organised and methodical. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a supervisor.”
“I looked for private treatment because I wanted to see someone quickly, and at a time and location that was suitable for me.
“The sessions made me focus on what I could have a positive impact on, instead of harking back on the past, which I realized was futile because I couldn’t change what has gone before. I therefore needed to look forward and not back.
“The sessions made me think in a more structured way. It gave me the confidence and motivation to look forward to the following week and do things that made me feel better about myself.
“I liked the sessions because there was not a barrage of information being thrown at me. It was well paced, and each subject was discussed interactively with my therapist.
“I didn’t find anything in particular that I didn’t like, and I would certainly recommend this service for anyone wishing to think more constructively, and not fall into a cycle of changing the past, which is a futile and destructive path.
“As I say Lizzie, thanks for everything. Your help has made me feel so much better.”