Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Shipley

Shipley BD18
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with difficult emotions, low self-esteem, negative childhood experiences or past trauma? Finding life and relationships difficult or overwhelming? Going through a major life change or transition?

How can counselling and psychotherapy help?

I offer a warm, holistic and empathic approach to helping you develop self-understanding, compassion and acceptance in the face of difficult life experiences and to promote personal growth and development. I work in a trauma-informed way to help you identify and break free of patterns that might once have been useful for coping or survival in difficult circumstances, but might now be less helpful in your current life and relationships. 

My training and experience

I am qualified to postgraduate level in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am currently studying for a MA and have undergone further training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which offers practical ways to help with anxiety, low mood, stress, addictive behaviour patterns, life changes and transitions, and self esteem. 

Prior to qualifying as a therapist, I worked for 4 years in mental health services in Leeds and Bradford, including crisis services, employment services and IAPT. As a therapist, I have worked in two trauma and sexual abuse counselling and therapy services as well as other voluntary sector and private settings. 

Practice description

Where do I practice?

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, I am currently only offering online counselling and therapy via Zoom.

I hope to return to face to face practice in the Bradford area by September 2020.

When do I work?

I am currently able to offer sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 7pm.

What is the cost?

I offer 50-min online sessions at a cost of £40 per hour. 

Face to face sessions when they resume are £50.

What will I need for online sessions?

You will need a phone or tablet with the Zoom app installed, or a laptop or desktop computer with an internet browser and up to date antivirus protection. You will also need a stable internet connection and a private space for the duration of your session. I also recommend headphones for your comfort and privacy.

My first session

Our first session is an assessment session. Prior to the session I will email you my working agreement and we will discuss the following in session:

1) Confidentiality and privacy 

2) Payment, attendance and cancellation policy

3) Your reasons for seeking therapy

4) What you would like to gain from attending therapy

5) How I may be able to help with your needs and goals

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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