Louise Lee - MBACP, Dip. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Couple Therapy
56 Witton Street
01384 354155 / 07940 047913
Hi, thanks for reading my profile.
I specialise in relationship and couples counselling: affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, anxiety and depression and anger
I'm interested in you as a person and theories which help.
I've trained in "Transactional Analysis" which is a theory of personality and models that is useful in understanding personality, communication and relationships. They can be used to identify what goes wrong in communication and how to interact with people differently to get a better outcome, feel less anxious and depressed.
People often have things happen (to them) over and over again. This is often to do with repetitive thinking and patterns of behaviour - often out of awareness. Being aware of this pattern is the first step towards change. When working with you, i'm interested in your family tree and your early relationships to find out if some of your thinking started when you were young. In TA, this is referred to as ‘script’ and limits an individual’s potential.
In Relationship Counselling, I'm interested in how our scripts fit together - like a jigsaw puzzle - but then reinforcing unhelpful patterns and sometimes pressing each other's sore spots. I find theories of couple fit and attachment patterns useful. We learn how to be in relationship and carry with us people from our past. We can mistake our partner/friend/boss for someone else (we might not have liked). in relationship, we can sometimes unknowingly erode each other's self esteem and create that downward spiral which then seems difficult to get out of. All of these themes can be explored in counselling - understanding and changing thinking, feelings and behaviour.
I share the work I do with a supervisor. I also go to a group. I'm continually learning - training updates at Relate and conferences.
I'm a practicing Buddhist.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate of Proficiency with BACP
Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Advanced Counselling Certificate
Bereavement Counselling Certificate
HIV/AIDS Counselling Certificate
I am a member of the Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA) and BACP. I receive regular supervision with an experienced and accredited supervisor. I am preparing for accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and BACP. I abide by the Codes of Ethics of the European Association of Transactional Analysis and BACP.
I also have nursing qualifications and have worked with the general public as a nurse for 25 years, mainly in sexual health, in a nursing, advising and counselling capacity.
I've worked at Relate for the past 5 years.
I'm a practicing Buddhist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Individuals £40 per session (£150 per calendar month) Couples £50 - £60 per hour (depending on income) (£190 per calendar month). Sliding scale available on proof of income. Free 1/2 hour depending on availability and where appointment falls in the month and preferred payment plan. Speak to me for clarification.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Thursday evening, Wednesday morning. Sometimes Friday eveing and Saturday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|