Ying Liu

Doctor in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy and Counselling; Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with a primary training in psychodynamic and person-centred therapy. I started counselling and psychotherapy practice in 2015 and hold a degree of Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Adjustment DisorderAnxietyAttachment TheoryBipolarBurnoutChronic Pain or IllnessCodependencyCultural and Systemic OppressionCultural CongruenceDepressionDissociative Disorder (DD)Eating DisorderFamily ConflictGender IdentityHistorical TraumaImmigration/AcculturationInfertilityInsomniaInterpersonalLearning DisorderLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefOCDODDPanicPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPostpartumPsychodynamicPTSDRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSchizophreniaSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSocial PhobiaSpiritualitySuicidal IdeationTranspersonalTraumaWomen’s Issues

Each one of us struggles in life at one point or another. When the difficulties in life feel too much to manage on our own, counselling and psychotherapy offer a confidential and safe environment in which we can explore these difficulties and find the direction to lasting changes. In the process of counselling and psychotherapy, I support my clients to be clearer about what is happening inside and around them, which helps to uncover the strength for change and growth that each of us has inside. I see 'symptoms' as a means of communication. They tell us that something in our lives needs our attention. Therefore, I will help you to understand the deeper meaning underneath the symptoms, which can enable and empower you to make changes. Often our current difficulties have their roots in the past. Problems emerge when we stick to our old ways of coping. In your work with me, you might find yourself looking back at your past and developing understanding of how your current struggles might be shaped by your past experiences. This can allow you to develop new and more adaptive way of managing challenges in life. My approach is relational. This means that by exploring how you and I relate to each other in the therapy room, we can also develop better understanding of your relationship with yourself and others outside the therapy room. I will strive to build a trusting relationship with you in which you can be true to yourself and explore your struggles. My belief in the individuals' innate tendency for growth and positive change means that I will help you to find the strength within you to cope with the difficulties you are experiencing.

I have worked in various settings including university counselling centre, counselling charities and private practice. I provide generic individual counselling for adults. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, past trauma, personality disorders, loss and bereavement. I have also worked a lecturer in counselling psychology.

Type of Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)