Liz Merrell MBACP ‘I have many years of experience in enabling people to explore and express themselves, both creatively and for personal development. I originally worked in arts education with adults and young people, and later as a complementary therapist using therapeutic touch and energy healing. I see counselling and psychotherapy as useful ways of finding some breathing space. Space to get in touch with yourself or understand yourself better. Space to come to terms with feelings or experiences that have been making life difficult. Space to gain some clarity and resilience. I have worked as a therapist in a number of contexts, including Bradford University, WomenCentre in Huddersfield and the Noah’s Ark Centre, both in Halifax and for their outreach service at Hebden Bridge GP practice. I also taught counselling courses for Calderdale Council for several years.

*Liz works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and on Thursday mornings
e: liz@roominside.org.uk    m: 07487 225 584


Post Grad Certificate – Counselling, York St John University

Practitioner Diploma in Transactional Analysis (Yr 1 only), Elan Institute, Manchester

Post Grad Diploma – Integrative Relational Counselling & Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University

My previous degree and post grad qualifications relate my original career in teaching, education and the arts.

I actively engage in continuing professional development and training to support and enhance my work as therapist. I have a particular interest in Jungian approaches – the use of creativity, spirituality, dreams and the imagination; Body and Energy Psychotherapy, especially in relation to how we hold and process negative and traumatic experiences; and Short-term or Positive/Solution Focused approaches.

As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I always work in accordance with its Ethical Framework.

Some of the approaches used in MY work are:

Person-centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) Gestalt, CBT, Creative, Existential and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)