Hi, my name is Liz Stacpoole and I am a fully qualified, registered, and insured member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) working with adults and young people11+.
I am an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss and part of the Perinatal Counselling team at Hemel Hempstead Hospital.
My previous career was a teacher where I spent over 10 years teaching children in schools around London and locally in Buckinghamshire.
Having my own children gave me time to reflect on my next step. After much research and reading on mental health and the benefits of counselling, I embarked on my training and over the next few years I studied and qualified as a counsellor.
I volunteered for many years for a national bereavement charity seeing and supporting clients through the raw and painful journey of grief. I focused my studies and experiences on baby loss including still birth, miscarriage, and neonatal death.
This led to further interests and studies in anxiety, adolescents, attachment, depression, and shame.
I joined the NHS Perinatal Counselling Team at Hemel Hempstead Hospital and set up my own private practice offering counselling in all areas of emotional wellbeing for young people and adults.
I understand that taking the first step to see a counsellor can seem very daunting or the thought of trusting someone to work with your child can appear scary. Seeking the help of a qualified counsellor can help you to explore thoughts and emotions and make sense of why you are thinking and feeling a certain way. Trying to understand these feelings alone can be hard.
I continue to feel incredibly privileged that the people who come to see me for counselling, trust me at times of overwhelming emotional difficulty or who are struggling to process their feelings during challenging times.
For me, the quality of the therapeutic relationship is paramount for successful, meaningful and effective therapy. The heart of my work is for my clients to be heard, understood and supported.
I attend monthly clinical supervision and update my training regularly to ensure my work is safe, ethical and in line with national guidelines.
“I felt at ease from the first time we met and nothing was ever too silly to say, or too bad to feel. You really understood me and my feelings. I really couldn’t have done it without you. You have taught me so much about myself, encouraged me to keep going even when it all felt too tough. I’ll genuinely never forget the strength you have given me to face life here on. I was the biggest sceptic in the world about counselling but now I’m completely converted!”
“I can see such a positive difference in so many ways! I don’t know what you’ve done, but thank you so, so much Liz - I’m really happy we found you, as you’ve really helped my son. We’ll always be incredibly grateful to you, and clearly will be back in touch if the need arises”
"Liz was very warm and empathetic in her approach. I always felt comfortable and at ease when discussing my emotions and never felt judged. At times Liz would encourage me to challenge my thoughts and through her incredible skills “I managed to climb the mountain"
Supporting those Bereaved by Suicide.
Certificate in Bereavement Awareness.
· Supporting parents through pregnancy loss and death of baby.
Understanding Loss, Grief and Bereavement.