Lisa Barnard MBACP Accredited & Registered
Anyone can find themselves going through a tough time; your life can be turned upside down by sudden changes or events, or you can feel gradually overwhelmed. Perhaps if you feel like this, it might be daunting to take the first step, but by taking time out, away from your daily life, counselling can provide a confidential place to help you make sense of whatever is troubling you.
I am experienced in working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship and workplace issues, as well as lack of confidence, sexual and emotional abuse and loss of any kind. I combine my private practice with work in a bereavement charity, secondary school and university, so am used to working with exam stress, procrastination, identity and gender issues, but also have particular interest in family issues including parenting, carers, loss and other significant changes or milestones in life.
The way I work is underpinned by Person Centred theory so that you are in control of the session, and integrate other approaches such as Brief Solution Focused techniques, Existential philosophy, Gestalt, CBT or creative techniques according to tailor the sessions to how you like to work.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor which means I have been assessed as working ethically and safely and have several years counselling experience gained in the NHS, Education and voluntary sectors. My counselling room is near the centre of Guildford with free parking available and easily accessed by the surrounding areas via the A3, A31, train and bus stations.
Please contact me for a free no obligation telephone discussion about whether I am the right person to help you. I will normally pick up messages within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling - Greenwich University
Certificate in Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
Grief Support Worker: Jigsaw Southeast
Sessional Counsellor: Royal Holloway University of London
Youth Counsellor: Open House Counselling
Counsellor: Parent Time (East Guildford Confederation)
Staff Counsellor: NHS Royal Surrey County Hospital
Bereavement Support: Cruse
BA (Hons) Business and German
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Road Traffic Accident
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
£45 for 55 minutes
How I work
I work flexibly during weekdays 9 to 5.30 and can usually offer a face to face appointment within a few days.
The first session is partly a clinical assessment and also for you to see if I am the right person for you. There is no obligation to continue, but if you wish to do so, we would normally agree a regular weekly appointment for a number of sessions and then review your needs as the counselling progresses. However, as work and family obligations can be unpredictable, I can offer some flexibility with appointments given 24 hours notice.
Payment is usually by cash or cheque at the appointment.
If you would like to talk this through further, and check whether you think I might have the right experience to help you, please don't hesitate to contact me on 07936 796165. I will pick up messages and emails and normally get back to you within 24 hours.
I also have considerable experience of working and supporting families who have experienced losing a parent or sibling, and can work with parents in understanding how best to support their children through a difficult time, and work with teenagers to express their feelings and communicate these to their parents. I can visit you at home or children at school if this is easier.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work flexibly and offer appointments during weekdays Monday - Friday 9 to 5.30 usually within the week, including a free telephone consultation for you to discuss your needs beforehand.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|