Hello and a very warm welcome to Elizabeth Paterson Online Counselling

Are you facing some difficult times?

Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost.

Do you want to live your life your way?

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My approach

Each day, I feel really lucky to walk alongside people, turning challenges into something new.  I will listen to you with great care and warmth, sometimes offering insights or different perspectives whilst we unpick your concerns and find a way forward. Together we will set the pace that feels right for you. My aim is to make every one of our online counselling sessions, a rewarding and comfortable experience for you. It’s time to live your life your way.

I set out on my journey to become a counsellor after my own transformative experiences in therapy. I learnt how talking to a professional removed from everyday life can be incredibly helpful.  I realised I wanted to give people the same hope, respect, and unwavering support that I had received. We will work towards uncovering your inner strengths, embracing your journey, and ultimately, achieving the positive changes you seek.

I want to emphasise that your uniqueness is respected and welcomed here. We can look at how your personal experiences intersect with your identity and individuality. We can look into factors such as gender, sexual and relationship diversity, as well as social background, age, religion, ethnicity, ability, neurodiversity, health, heritage, education, and political beliefs if you choose to. Some people find online counselling a particularly accessible way to bring parts of themselves they mask in wider society, and this is a safe place to unravel ideas and thoughts.

Online Counselling

We can use Zoom (a secure video platform) for our online counselling, meaning you can benefit from being in your own home (or perhaps car) for our sessions. Some people like the comfort of a pet or a soothing drink to hand. Zoom is user-friendly, works on phones, laptops and tablets and is encrypted end to end. Check out my tips for online counselling here or by using the tab at the top of this page.

Alternatively, you may prefer using a telephone for our therapy sessions which relies less on good internet connections and may reduce anxiety for some people who are not keen on using a camera.

I also offer email therapy using ProtonMail which is highly secure and confidential (and also free to use). Some people may prefer email therapy as the slower pace allows for reflection and considered responses, it also enables you to write at a time that suits you.

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My professionalism

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals. I am also a Level 2 Professional Member of the Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO). This means I take great care my online counselling work is professional, with sincere respect for you. Confidentiality is a priority, as is my commitment to providing you with a safe and ethically sound place for you to talk. I keep up to date with the latest research and training and abide by all legislation such as how to keep your data secure.

Counselling fees and availability

I charge £50 per 60-minute  online counselling session and payments are to be made in advance through bank transfer.

Afternoon and evening appointments are available

(weekdays only)

You can choose how often we have sessions. Some people prefer weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. All are welcome.

If you are unemployed, or a student, you may be able to pay a reduced rate of £40 per session, but this is subject to my availability.

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Free consultation

I know it can be daunting seeking online counselling ( I have been there!).  I’d like to offer you a free 15-minute conversation where we can get to know each other a little and you are welcome to ask me any questions you may have. You are under no commitment to work with me, it is simply an opportunity to find out more.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards living your life your way, then get in touch to schedule your first session here.

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I Can Help You:

  • Reduce stress & anxiety

  • Improve your relationships

  • Manage your anger

  • Make positive changes

  • Build your self esteem

  • Cope with bereavement

  • Make sense of your past

  • Understand your emotions

  • Challenge your depression

I provide online counselling in Leeds, throughout the UK, Europe, and Worldwide

My Memberships & Accreditations

Elizabeth Paterson's BACP Membership
Counselling Directory
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Mental Health First Aider
Certified Facilitator of Lego Serious Play
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Trained by Online Therapy Institute
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My Contact Details

If you are in need of more urgent t support please contact the Samaritans on 116123 or text Shout to 85258.

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