Lisa Haydon-Bennett MSc Accredited Registered Member BACP
Are you struggling with your relationships maybe at work as well as at home and with friends?The majority if not all of the work I do is centred around your relationships including the one with yourself. The broader goal of many of my clients is often the same - to sort things out in my head, to make sense of things.
I specialise in working with survivors of childhood abuse and trained to help you better understand the things that might be affecting you. I support you to better understand the root of your depression, anxiety, relationship worries, work worries or whatever else is on your mind.
I do this by integrating different theories and approaches according to your needs. Essentially together we will look back to see what has been happening in your life, to identify why you might be thinking, feeling and behaving the way you do, to work on how to adapt these patterns to move forward. The moving forward bit is key. Therapy can help you to make sense of things so you can move forward, be free from those underlying worries and live a more peaceful and fulfilled life. I won't just sit and say nothing either! Although therapy isn't about giving advice what I can do is give you information, feedback, show you different ways of looking at things.
It's important that you find the right therapist - I am happy to meet with you free of charge for a 30 minute chat (either face to face or over the phone) to discuss what might be worrying you and an opportunity for you to hear more about how therapy works.
Sessions are 50 - 60 minutes and usually weekly but can be arranged to suit your needs either at your home or one of the locations I work from (Ilkeston, Nottingham and Mansfield).
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience supervising, managing, coaching and mentoring individuals, helping them to realise their potential.
I have over 8 years specialist experience working with survivors of childhood abuse and current abuse (including sexual and domestic abuse)
I spent 5 years as the Director of a Domestic abuse charity providing clinical and management supervision to a wide range of professionals including support workers, counsellors and art therapists.
I currently deliver High intensity Counselling within an IAPT service supporting clients with common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem often linked to grief, loss, trauma, abuse, neglect.
I am now a qualified EMDR therapist and offering EMDR therapy now.
I have a MSc (Distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy integrating Person centred, Attachment and CBT theories and approaches (this course was accredited by the BACP)
Prior to this I gained a Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred counselling with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood abuse is not just about sexual or physical violence. The impact of emotional and psychological abuse leaves much longer lasting scars and issues for individuals. Witnessing unhealthy and abusive relationships in families can influence the way we think and feel about ourselves. I can support you to unpick this and make sense of it so you don't repeat the patterns and fall into the same traps.
Free 30 minute consultation either over the phone or in person to give you the chance to check if you would like to work with me
Usual fee is £50 for a 50 - 60 minute session
Concessions for low income households please do ask as I am open to discussing this
Concessions for students requiring therapy as part of their studies £35 for 50 minutes
I am an EMDR therapist qualified through EMDR Europe and am now offering this very unique approach. Please enquire for more details.
Whilst EMDR is NOT a shortcut it does offer you the opportunity to process your trauma without having to speak too much about your experience if you wish. This can be reassuring for people to know if they fear opening up in therapy. You will however need to share information about your past so we can establish if it's safe to work together in this way. We can talk more about this when we meet.
This is a useful like to Youtube to find out more about it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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MONDAY - slots available Ilkeston and Nottingham TUESDAY - THURSDAY evening slots available Ilkeston FRIDAY - slots available Mansfield / Nottingham SATURDAY - mornings by arrangement
Types of client