“It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves." ~ Carl Jung
About Liz Saunders, GMBPsS, BA (Hons), Dip CBH
Why These Specialities?
I appreciate these may seem an eclectic list of specialty areas, but they are dear to my heart as either issues I've personally experienced or studied intensely during my Psychology MSc.
Burnout: I was the proverbial frog, slowly boiling in a 'stress' pot and didn't even know until I'd nearly cooked! I thought everything under control; until suddenly it wasn't! I can help you recognise the warning signs, provide coping techniques and help you design better balance going forward.
Social anxiety: Anxiety runs in my family and 'waxed and waned' for me. Thanks to secondary teachers, I developed quite the fear of public speaking (thanks for the memories Mr. B and Mr. C !!). During University, I learn to confront this, overcome it and develop this skill. If I can, you can!
Life transitions: In psychology, I was most interested in developmental and social psychology. I'm fascinated by the experiences that profoundly shape and re-shape our identity. My belief is that 'cataclysmic' events do hold seeds for positive change that (re)connect us with our sense of purpose.
As a teenager, I was fascinated by theories of the unconscious which sparked a life-long love for psychology. Following the banking crisis in 2009, redundancy seemed inevitable so I re-trained in my first loves counselling and psychology. I also have experience supporting and counselling individuals within the autism spectrum.
You can view my LinkedIn professional profile at the bottom of the page.
MSc Psychology (Honours/ Distinction) - Birkbeck University
Counselling and Counselling Skills certificate (Honours/ Distinction) - Birkbeck University
Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy - UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Autism Awareness Programme - National Autistic Society
Health and Social Care Certificate
Training and Memberships
British Psychological Society
My Master's covered: developmental and social psychology, personality, emotions, perception, decision-making, research methods and critical thinking skills.
UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Included Cognitive-Behavioural training integrating hypnosis, visualisation, medication, mindfulness and problem-solving approaches
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.