My name is Lisa. I am a professionally trained counsellor and psychotherapist. I work in private practice and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one to one counselling basis in a relaxed, peaceful rural environment.
I became a therapist through being a client myself and experiencing first-hand the positive impact therapy and the therapeutic relationship can have.
It is with this in mind that the foundation of my work is in seeking to create an empathic and non-judgemental relationship with my clients. It is through this co-created relationship that significant positive change can occur.
As an Integrative therapist I use a number of different approaches (detailed below in the Further Information section). I aim to create a safe and supportive space allowing you to talk openly about what it is that may be troubling you. I offer a place for you to feel listened to and acknowledged.
In the past I have watched clients lives become easier and less emotionally burdened, giving a sense of freedom and acceptance. Opening up new possibilities and potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling through Iron Mill College in Exeter.
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
Introduction To Counselling Certificate
I have specific experience in Addiction, Trauma and LGBTQIA.
My learning is ongoing, as with all professional work there are always new and interesting discoveries to learn about being human.
I am a registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
Our initial session is free of charge, with no obligation, as it provides us with an opportunity to get to know one another and to decide if we wish to work together.
Thereafter, my fee is £40.00 per 60 minute session.
I offer a number of spaces at reduced fees to clients experiencing financial difficulties.
Sessions will be once a week. We will have regular reviews to see how the therapy is going. I offer short term or long term therapy.
Research suggests that the fit between the counsellor and client is the most significant predictor of therapy’s success, it is often beneficial to meet with two or three therapists before making your decision on who to work with.
I use an integrative approach with my clients. This means that depending on what you would like help with, there are a number of different philosophies which can be used. The ones I use include:
- Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory (Looking at how your past experience and relationship history may be affecting your present; acquainting you with the unconscious part of your mind.)
- Existential (Looking at what is going on for you in the here and now)
- Humanistic (an empathic and non-judgemental approach)
I occasionally use creative techniques with clients who are comfortable with such techniques. For example; drawing/painting/collage.
I am also interested in new studies around neurobiology that are highlighting the interconnectedness of body and mind.
The theories above appeal to me in my practice as a counsellor, nevertheless, I value the diversity of approaches available and will occasionally use insights from alternative approaches, if I feel they would help you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available during the day Monday to Friday however I hope to be able to offer evening appointments in the near future.
Types of client