Elizabeth is a third year trainee in counselling psychology. She has an MSc in Psychology, a Foundation Degree in Counselling, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling practice, training in integrative and psychodynamically-informed play therapy and a substantial amount of clinical training and experience working with children and their families in the third sector, in primary school and in therapeutic residential care. She has also worked with a range of client groups in adult mental health.
Elizabeth started her career in education; she worked in secondary education before leaving to become self-employed within educational services. This transition culminated in her setting up and directing an educational services business before making the decision to retrain as a psychologist.
She is now an Associate Lecturer in psychology and counselling at The Open University, and takes a keen interest in developmental psychology, the impact of trauma on development, attachment and preventative approaches to improve mental health, resilience and flourishing among children. Elizabeth is delighted to be working with The Yafta Project, since it is in good alignment with her own career and interests.