About Forest Counselling

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How I Work
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​Generally I see clients weekly and each session lasts 50 minutes.

After you make contact, I will arrange a time which is mutually convenient for an initial twenty minute telephone conversation to both assess your needs and to ensure that we are a good fit for the work together. This session is a chance for you to talk about what has brought you to therapy and what you hope to gain from it. There is no charge for this call. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and get a feel of how we might work together. I will explain my policy on confidentiality, fees, cancellations and appointment times. If you want to go ahead and book further sessions we will talk about whether you'd like to set some goals and establish the initial focus of the therapy. I'm always open to your feedback and happy to hear about what does and doesn't work for you in therapy. If for any reason you decide not to book further sessions I will do my best to signpost you to someone appropriate if that is what you wish.

Therapies Offered
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  • Person-centred – working with difference and diversity
     

  • Short term/long term: 

    • face-to-face​

    • online

    • home visits in special circumstances*

 

  • I work with clients face-to-face, online via video calls and by telephone for those who are uncomfortable with technology

*For those who cannot attend face-to-face appointments due to access issues and cannot manage telephone or online sessions. A security check will be made in advance for these sessions.

The current situation with COVID-19 means I may only offer online/telephone sessions. Please contact to check.

Liz Willows
Dip.Couns, MAWSt (NUI)
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Central to my work is understanding and working from your unique perspective and values in order to support you to find a way forward that fits for your unique situation. As well as counselling for all issues, I have a particular specialism in working with trauma from sexual violence, both recent and long ago.

 

I am committed to providing psychotherapeutic counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

I offer counselling sessions:

  • on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time

  • online or face to face on a weekly basis

  • daytime and evening appointments

  • fees are £50.00 per 50-minute face to face session with

  • a limited number of low-cost places for those on a low income.

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Some areas of counselling I work with
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  • Abuse (Sexual, physical, emotional, financial, neglect)

  • Addiction(s)

  • Adverse Childhood Experience

  • Ageing

  • Anger

  • Anxiety/Panic

  • Bereavement

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Difficulties in relationships: partners; family; children; work colleagues; friends

  • Family Issues

  • Gender identity

  • Life changes and transitions

  • Low Self-Confidence

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Parent issues 

  • Poverty/disadvantage

  • Sex

  • Sexual identity

  • Sex worker issues

  • Trauma

  • Women’s issues