About me

Hi, I am Lizzy, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Harrogate and Leeds area.

“Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth”

Rachel Naomi Remen

Hi, I am Lizzy, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Harrogate and Leeds area. I offer individual counselling to both adults and young people. My work can be short or long-term. I work within a humanistic and person-centred approach that puts the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I work with the client’s own unique frame of reference, in a way that is best suited to the client’s needs. I am a registered member of the BACP and hold appropriate professional insurance and a valid enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.

My beliefs are:

  • All human beings have the capacity for personal growth.
  • We all possess an innate resilience to overcome struggles in a way that is meaningful to us, but sometimes we can lose sight of this and need help to get back on track.
  • We are all unique with differing backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and values, and therapeutic practice should respect and reflect this.

Lizzy Mills

Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Dip MBACP
Rise Counselling

My role as a counsellor is to help support clients to recognise their strengths and resourcefulness. I provide a safe and nurturing environment where they feel heard, accepted and able to explore thoughts and feelings. Through this relationship, I hope the client can begin to live in a way that feels more genuine to them, in turn increasing overall well-being.

I remain continuously passionate and curious about human beings and the way we continue to develop and strive for survival in the most difficult of circumstances. I am reminded daily of the innate goodness of people when working with clients. I feel privileged that they may allow me to be with them for a time on their journey throughout the counselling relationship.

I have worked as a lead counsellor for an organisation working with both children and adults affected by sexual violence. In this role I managed a team of counsellors delivering counselling support to students within a university setting. I have counselling experience in secondary schools and have been a mentor for the domestic violence team in Lincolnshire. I have a particular interest in trauma work and in working with disordered eating.

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked for social services both with adults and childrens teams countywide. I also spent time working with special needs in the third sector and in education both here in the UK and abroad.

On a personal level when I am not counselling, I am passionate about painting and illustration, travelling, food and walking in the Dales with my dog. These things keep me grounded and help me on my continuous journey of self-reflection.

Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy

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