Elizabeth provides a safe space to open up about difficult thoughts and feelings. Her role is to act as facilitator, empathically listening without judgment and acknowledging the clients experience and emotions. She encourages and supports her clients through the therapeutic process without interrupting or interfering with their process of self development.
Elizabeth has a psychodynamic approach which is formed on the belief that our experiences in early childhood impact on our current behaviour and thinking. She is able to help clients draw on early experience that are consciously or unconsciously influencing their behaviours and relationships today. With this awareness, individuals can make informed choices about how they would like their behaviour to be different and begin the process of change.
With a background of 14 years in both childcare and grief recovery, Elizabeth has an interest in, and has experienced first hand how early experiences can impact on development and attachments to others. She has seen and understands the internal, external and even social pressures people feel to hide or move on from their grief which can lead to unhelpful or harmful coping mechanisms. She works to identify healthier ways to manage emotions and stress including mindfulness. She specialises in anxiety, bereavement and loss, abuse and trauma.