Counselling services in the Southside of Glasgow

Dr Lizzie Piper

LizzieWhen we experience difficult events or life becomes stressful, it is not uncommon to need a bit of help to get back on track. Lizzie is dedicated to working with her clients to improve their well-being through providing a safe space in which clients can begin to explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Lizzie specialises in therapeutic work with young people and adults. Lizzie places a lot of importance on ensuring clients feel collaboratively involved in the process of therapy and conceptualises emotional difficulties as understandable in the context of people’s past experiences and current circumstances. Empowering clients with life skills for managing difficult thoughts and feelings is central to Lizzie’s therapeutic approach. Lizzie works alongside clients to help them to feel more self-aware and less restricted by internal mental and physical experiences.

She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, and as a clinical psychologist has a high level of expertise in tailoring and blending therapeutic approaches according to a client’s individual problems, preferences, and circumstances. Therapies include: cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SFT) and mindfulness-based approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). Lizzie values the practical nature of mindfulness approaches which offer a positive orientation for living as well as being a therapeutic approach.

Lizzie has over ten years’ experience as a fully-qualified Clinical Psychologist working in mental health services within the NHS in Glasgow, Inverness, Moray and Ayrshire with children, young people and adults. She has a Batchelor’s degree in Psychology from Strathclyde University and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Glasgow University. Lizzie currently works part-time in an NHS service for adults and young people experiencing psychological difficulties related to illness and chronic pain. Lizzie is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), membership number: 129466, and is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) membership number: PYL20689.

Lizzie has had a personal mindfulness meditation practice since 2009 and is interested in wider Buddhist ethics and practices. Lizzie regularly takes part in movement-based practices including yoga, pilates and 5-rhythms dancing. She grows organic vegetables in her spare time.

Some of the sorts of issues that Lizzie can work with include:

  • Abuse: emotional, physical or sexual
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Life changes and transitions including separation, divorce, new parenthood, retirement
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Depression and low mood
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Long-term illness and disability
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pre- and post-natal depression
  • Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Workplace and study-related issues
Booking your appointment with Lizzie

To book your appointment with Lizzie please email lizzie@southsidecounselling.co.uk or call her on 07419 763162
Lizzie is happy to answer any questions you may have about your appointment.

Appointments last 50 minutes and cost £95. Lizzie has a limited number of lower-cost places available for full-time students and those on a low income.

Booking & Cancellation Policy for all Counsellors at Southside Counselling

Please contact Lizzie if you are unable to attend an appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will, unfortunately, have to be charged for in full. Similarly if you are late for your appointment it will not be possible to extend your session time.