Elizabeth Backhouse

Elizabeth Backhouse

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01206 213046

Contact Elizabeth

Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO6
01206 213046
Sessions from £45.00


About me and my therapy practice

I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited). I have been a qualified therapist for 22 years -working in the NHS and in private practice.

I set up and ran a counselling service for 17 years for Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, working with people living with a cancer diagnosis. I have extensive experience of working with women who have breast cancer.

Through my NHS practice and private practice I have gained a wide experience of working with a diverse range of clients with many different issues and problems. I left the NHS in June 2015 to pursue my private practice.

To take the step of ringing for an appointment for an initial session of therapy can feel difficult so I hope the information I provide will help with this decision. I would also be happy to talk to you about my counselling practice.

Counselling sessions provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where you can talk about your problems, difficult feeling and reactions to life. By exploring in this way you can use your inner strengths and resources in order to cope more effectively and develop insights into your problems that enable you to make changes that will ultimately make a difference to your life.

There are many reasons why people choose to start therapy. You may recognise what is troubling you or you may just be experiencing a feeling that things are not quite right and you would like to make changes to your life. For example some people seek help when they have specific problems and others may just feel they need the space to talk to uncover what is making them anxious or unhappy.

I believe that one of the most important factors in the success of therapy is the development of a good therapeutic relationship between the Client and Therapist.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited