About Me – ELizabeth Hills MA, Dip. Couns., MBACP (Accred.), MAPAI

crop_1I am a person centred counsellor accredited and registered (083879) with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and astrologer registered with The Association of Professional Astrologers International (APAI).

My specialisms are:

  • Baby Loss & Perinatal Counselling
  • Cancer counselling
  • Psychological Astrology

Psychological astrology is interwoven with depth psychology and my approach is the application of Analytical Psychology to astrology.

I was drawn to Carl Rogers’ Person Centred theoretical approach to counselling.  I find this to be a liberating approach which allowed me to discover who I really am.  I am interested in spiritual development and my counselling has evolved to support clients experiencing a ‘spiritual awakening / emergency’ – work pioneered by Stanislav Grof, Czech psychiatrist.

The impact of trauma and cancer can be life changing consequently it isn’t uncommon for transpersonal awareness and ‘spiritual emergence’ to unfold.  Spiritual Emergence as described in Stanislav Grof’s book:

“The process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming.  Individuals may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting.  New realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion.  They feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs and relationships, and my even fear for their own sanity.  When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being.”

Link to Grof’s book on Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spiritual-Emergency-Personal-Transformation-Consciousness/dp/0874775388

Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in the Defence and Aerospace industry for 15 years, including a period of commissioned service with the Royal Air Force.  I understand the pressures of working in fast paced, demanding environments, whilst striving to maintain a work-life balance.

I am based in Halesworth, Suffolk, East Anglia offering short or longer term counselling, either face to face, telephone or online.  Clients are seen at the Harmony Centre: https://theharmonycentre.com/ 

Please contact me here contact form to arrange a session or for general enquires.

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