Elizabeth Sumner

Elizabeth Sumner


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07921 518970

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Therapist - Holmfirth

Holmfirth HD9
07921 518970
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP (Accred) Integrative Counsellor with 16 years' experience of private practice. I am also a qualified Supervisor and a Trainer and Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I see clients in my home in private, comfortable and safe surroundings. My work is Integrative, with a foundation of person centred with an integration of both Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I believe in creating a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, thereby offering a safe environment for my clients to explore their feelings and talk through their presenting problems.

Practice description

When I work I try to be real and spontaneous, with a sense of warmth and humour. I allow clients to work at their own pace, whilst encouraging positive change and giving the client the tools to see things in a different way. I practice integrative therapy, which means I am experienced in working with several approaches. In my case, I integrate Person Centred Therapy, CBT and Transactional Analysis. This means that I can offer the type of therapy, or combination of therapies, that is most appropriate for the particular needs of each client.

My first session

There is a fee for the initial consultation session, but there is no obligation to continue as we need to decide mutually if we can work together. It is a good opportunity to think about what you want from therapy and to raise any questions or concerns you have about the process.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Holmfirth

Holmfirth HD9
07921518970
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Alongside my private practice and lecturing, I am also a fully qualified (Certificate in Supervision) and experienced Supervisor. I am trained in the Hawkins and Shohet Seven-eyed Model of Supervision but also like to use developmental models which define progressive stages of supervisee development from novice to expert. I tend to work with the supervisee to develop a contract that suits both of us, whilst developing a relationship which fosters congruence and respect. I have also been a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Counselling and Psychotherapy for 13 years.I see Supervisees in my own home but will consider travelling if this suits both parties. I am BACP Accredited and BUPA approved and am a highly ethical and professional practitioner. I am an integrative counsellor so would prefer to work with counsellors who work in a similar way to me, using person centred therapy, TA or CBT. I offer challenge and support and believe in having an open and honest relationship with supervisees. I use humour and like to see people enjoy their work and have fun and celebrate their success as well as taking tough ethical decisions and maintaining professional boundaries.