I was asked to rewrite Liz’s homepage to improve SEO rankings. It is written for anyone who is feeling distressed or supporting someone who is feeling distressed.
And here’s what they said…
“My website was just a year old, and my search engine rankings in some of my key terms were horrendously low… Susan revamped my homepage… 5 months later, and I had moved up to either pages 1 or 2 in my most competitive location. I’m very impressed – thanks Susan!”
– Liz Clarke, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
You can read my text below…
Psychotherapist and counsellor in Market Harborough and Milton Keynes
Hello, I’m Elizabeth. Welcome to my website.
If you’re feeling stuck and not sure what to do next to make life better, you’ve come to the right place.
Therapy tailored to you
My therapy is ‘person-centred’ which means I tailor my work to your needs and create a safe, confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space. You are free to explore challenging issues in order to bring about change in your life.
Why would I want counselling or psychotherapy?
Do you worry about being judged or think your problems aren’t ‘bad’ enough to involve someone else? Perhaps you can’t see how exploring your difficulties with another person can actually help.
You are not alone.
Many people are nervous about trying counselling or psychotherapy and it’s often the last thing they choose to help themselves. Yet often they wish they’d accessed support earlier and felt relief at sharing their troubles with a trusted professional.
Why choose me?
For therapy to be effective it’s important to choose a therapist that you can connect with and build a trusting relationship with. Your therapist should also be prepared to work with you, supporting you through your experiences.
I have been described as being warm, understanding, ‘normal’, down-to-earth, patient, insightful and having an ‘ear’ for detail. My clients’ are often pleasantly surprised at how much I remember, which demonstrates just how carefully I listen. I’m particularly skilled at supporting clients make sense of their experiences.
I currently work with individuals, either on an open-ended basis or for a mutually agreed time period, with the aim of enabling every client to improve their life and live it more fully.
What issues are okay to bring to therapy?
These are just some examples and clients may wish to tackle one or several of these at a time. Either way, I’m experienced working with:
- General anxiety/ social anxiety
- Relationship/family issues
- Abuse (physical, verbal, sexual, emotional)
- Bereavement (current and/ or past)
- Addiction (e.g. food, alcohol, drugs, exercise)
- Autistic spectrum conditions (e.g. Asperger’s)
- Eating problems (e.g. emotional eating/ binge eating/ bulimia)
- Work related issues (e.g. stress, bullying, redundancy, management issues)
- And many others not listed
How will I benefit from therapy?
Everybody is different. Some people want to change their situation, while others need the space to make sense of an experience or just wish to find a way of feeling like themselves again.
The following are examples of changes I’ve seen in my practice
- Returned to work after a period of absence caused by stress
- Found ways of coping with a bereavement
- Obtained clarity about what they wanted from their career
- Developed self-acceptance and self-care to improve their health and wellbeing
- Found new ways of coping with stressful situations
- Developed ways of managing their anxiety
- Reduced their reliance on anti-depressants
- Improved their relationship with partner/ family member(s)
- Created a better work/ life balance
How far should I travel for therapy?
Again, everybody is different. Many people find a local therapist most convenient while others wish to travel further afield, away from people they know.
Clients travel to me from a variety of locations:
Market Harborough practice: for counselling and psychotherapy near Great Bowden, Kibworth, Fleckney, Great Glen, Wigston, Oadby, Husband’s Bosworth, Welford, Sibbertoft, Weston-by-Welland, Saddington, Lutterworth, Corby, Desborough, Rothwell and Kettering.
Stony Stratford (Milton Keynes) practice: for counselling and psychotherapy near Bletchley, Central Milton Keynes, Deanshanger, Yardley Gobion, Wolverton, Pottersbury, Towcester, Buckingham, Bicester, Calverton, Stantonbury, Kiln Farm, Shenley (Brook End, Church End & Lodge), Winslow and Newport Pagnell.