About Liz

Liz Bio

Liz Bunting, Child PsychotherapistI am Liz Bunting, UKCP Accredited Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist*, MBACP** and an EAGALA ***Certified Practitioner. I have over 12 years experience specialising in helping many teenagers who are struggling with stress, depression, extreme anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, low confidence, feeling angry or numb or lost and vulnerable, feeling like there is nowhere to turn.

In addition to being UKCP Accredited, I am also a Registered MBACP – it is important to find a therapist who is fully qualified and meets the professional standards for training and has the relevant experience and knowledge to work ethically. Anyone can call themselves a counsellor or psychotherapist and set up in private practice as it is not a protected title in the UK.

I have completed the following core practitioner training and am listed on the directories below:

BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • 1- 2 years training
  • 100 hours on supervised placement
  • no personal therapy required · https://www.bacp.co.uk/therapists/374777/elizabeth-bunting/nantwich-cw5

UKCP UK Council for Psychotherapy

  • 5 years training
  • 250 hours supervised placement
  • 40 hours per year personal therapy during the 5 years training
  • Ongoing supervision, CPD & training
  • 5 Year Re-Accreditation Process submitting evidence of above · https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/therapist/elizabeth-jane-bunting-iak6gaas/

My journey of providing counselling began with volunteering with ChildLine/NSPCC in Manchester 2006 and from there I completed training placements with Beacon Counselling a charity based in Bramhall, Stockport and within the NHS as part of a primary mental health team.

Kaleidoscope Psychotherapy was founded in 2012, in Hale, Manchester. From 2016 I provided a variety of indoor and outdoor therapy in the county of Cheshire with the addition of online therapy from Mar 2020. Currently the majority of my clients attend outdoor Forest & Nature based therapy in beautiful & peaceful natural spaces such Bickerton Hills & Peckforton Hills & a private wood near Cholmondeley Castle.

From November through January I offer online only sessions. From January through October I offer in person Forest & Nature based therapy sessions and/or online sessions.

I hold an Enhanced DBS/CRB clearance confirming my suitability to work with vulnerable adults and adolescents. I hold Professional Liability/Indemnity Insurance and am recognised with Health Care Insurance Providers including Aviva, AXA and WPA.

*UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) “are the leading organisation for education, training, accreditation and regulation of psychotherapists…in the UK”.

UKCP Accreditation as a Child Psychotherapist requires Full Child training, this is PG Masters equivalent level specialist in-depth and experiential training. The specialist register for children and young people provides assurance of this training and a commitment to on-going training, appropriate supervision and CPD (continuing professional development).

**MBACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered Member

Membership of and Accreditation by these organisations requires I work in accordance with their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.