We know how important it is that your Therapist or Supervisor is a good fit to meet your needs. Click on the topics below for more information about our services.
Psychotherapy & Counselling
Often people come to Psychotherapy or counselling when they’ve tried all other options of coping (such as speaking to family, friends, their GP etc), and feel stuck about what to do next.
Therapy is based on the idea that by sharing your thoughts, feelings and experiences with someone in a safe non-judgemental environment, you can begin to process them. Processing your experiences means staying with them long enough to make sense of them which can then generate insight and sometimes new choices. Often distress is caused in a relationship with someone else e.g. a parent, partner, friend, sibling etc and therefore working through your feelings in a therapeutic relationship can help to remedy this. This is why it’s important that you choose a therapist who you feel is a good fit with your personality and way of working.
By sharing your thoughts, feelings and or experiences with a therapist/counsellor you can choose to:
- – Express thoughts and feelings which have been suppressed or kept hidden.
- – Take a step back from your experiences and gain new insight.
- – Use the therapist / counsellor as a sounding board for ideas and benefit from their impartiality.
- – Spend time each week in a safe non-judgmental caring environment.
- – Be the centre of someone’s attention rather than always looking after others.
- – By experiencing the above conditions, you can create new choices in your life which can then bring about change.
Past clients have been amazed that this process can help bring about changes to themselves which they hadn’t thought possible. If you’re not sure whether therapy is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Self Referring Adults
Elizabeth provides psychotherapy and counselling to individual adults aged 18+. Unfortunately, there is no scope to work with couples or families. A self-referring individual is someone who pays for the sessions themselves, and therefore the therapy arrangement is made directly with the client. Payment for the sessions is made every week by debit or credit card either before or in each session.
Some workplaces offer to pay for counselling or psychotherapy for their employees, but the process is that the employee pays for the sessions themselves, and then claims the funds back from their employer. Given that we have no contact with the employer, we still call this case a self-referral.
Sessions funded by Healths Insurance or Employee Schemes
Reflect. Change. Be. has Associate or Affiliate status with a number of insurance companies (such as Bupa), or Employee Assistance Schemes (such as Lifeworks). These companies provide their members or member organisations with access to a limited number of sessions of counselling usually ranging from 4-10 sessions. This is often referred to as “short-term” or “time-limited counselling. The contract in this situation is between Reflect. Change. Be and the organisation, as well as with the client. The referring organisation may dictate certain conditions such as the cancellation policy, the ability to apply for more counselling sessions, the need to write reports, and the frequency of counselling sessions. Generally, client’s referred by organisations don’t pay for these sessions themselves, unless their insurer has an excess to pay. Reflect. Change. Be. will invoice the organisation directly.
Elizabeth Clarke is a qualified Supervisor with a Diploma of Supervision achieved at the Sherwood Institute. This training meets the high standards of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, and therefore Elizabeth Clarke can be found listed as a supervisor on their supervision directory.
Elizabeth Clarke’s core modality is person-centred, and her supervision training was relational/developmental. Elizabeth Clarke has integrated the two approaches using Person-Centred philosophy as her framework and sees herself as a relational supervisor. “Relationship” is at the heart of her approach, and therefore she feels she would work most effectively with supervisees who practice in a humanistic/relational way, leveraging the therapeutic use of self.
Elizabeth Clarke offer’s 1 to 1.5 hour sessions on a monthly basis. Please get in touch if you require further information or to check availability.
Trainee Counsellors / Psychotherapists
Trainee Counsellors / Psychotherapists have specific requirements when it comes to both their own personal therapy as well as supervision requirements. Elizabeth Clarke, Accredited Psychotherapist & counsellor has completed a 4-year academic and clinical Masters Degree in Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy and therefore is well placed to understand the nuances of those requirements.
Personal Therapy: Not only is Elizabeth Clarke able to support trainees in their personal development as a client, but she is also able to support trainees in linking theory to their own personal experience if needed. Elizabeth Clarke meets the requirements of trainees who are required to work with either an accredited or UKCP Registered psychotherapist/counsellor or someone who is trained to Masters Level.
Supervision: It is recommended that trainees work with a supervisor from their core approach when starting client work as this supports the process of integrating theory with practice. Therefore Elizabeth Clarke is well placed to work with new trainees from the tribes of the Person-Centred Approaches. Elizabeth Clarke can also work with more experienced trainees from other approaches who either need additional supervision to meet their clinical requirements and/or if they are looking to experience a relational form of supervision as part of their personal development.
Do get in touch if you would like to explore if we could work together.
Elizabeth Clarke works with clients on an ‘open-ended’ basis, this allows clients to be able to work through issues for as long as they need to; this means that at peak times of the year there is likely to be a waiting list. Generally, the more flexible you can be in your own availability the quicker you are likely to be seen.
Sessions are held at the Reflect. Change. Be. clinic in Market Harborough either online or face to face, Monday to Thursday. Friday is a non-clinical day and a PA is on hand to respond to telephone messages and answer any general enquiries that come through.
Fees are £55 for a 50-minute therapy session for self-funded referrals payable by debit/credit card only in the session itself or via an online invoice from our payment provider before the session. Unfortunately, we don’t accept cash or cheques.
If you are referred through an Insurance Company, an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) or through your workplace the fee is paid to me directly by them. If you pay directly and then claim from an Insurance Company, this would be classed as a self-funded referral.
Fees for Clinical Supervision are £55 per hour.