Lisa Martucci, PG Dip., MBACP
Whether you are a young person or an adult, looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process....
You may be here because you have hit a crisis point or you might have been trying to cope alone for some time with problems, such as stress, relationship breakdown, depression or anxiety. Whatever the reason, counselling can provide you with a confidential and supportive professional relationship from which you can make sense of what's going on and move forward.
Having awareness of how difficulties and sticking points develop and repeat provides you with the option to make more considered and informed choices. As an outcome you can learn to recognise when your basic needs are compromised, you can explore healthy expression, gain control and also find the courage to make change if that is the best course of action.
Whether you want to look at a specific recurring problem or have a more general sense of dissatisfaction, taking the time to think about yourself and develop is a rewarding experience
I am an experienced, fully insured and practising registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I abide by the BACP's ethical framework which means that I will work always to promote your wellbeing and best interests.
I offer counselling in Horsham from my private practice which is a short walk from the town centre and linked by rail to Crawley, Redhill, Croydon, London Bridge, Billingshurst, Arundel and Bognor Regis.
If you are travelling by car the A24 and A23 are close by giving access to Storrington, Steyning, Shoreham, Worthing, Brighton, Burgess Hill and Dorking.
Please take a look at my website for more detail of my experience and approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Therapy
Transactional Analysis 101
Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) Facilitator & Champion
Working with Suicidal Ideation Certificate
Youth Mental Health First Aid MIND accredited course
Areas of Specialism & Experience
In addition to working in private practice, I have been involved since 2012 with a charity providing psychodynamic counselling and clinical training placements for students. Here I have provided open ended therapy and initial assessment reports for clients of all ages coming to the service via self referral, GP's and Community Mental Health Services. Frequently addressed issues have been life transitions; relationship problems, stress, change of career/retirement and loss.
I have experience of providing time limited (8 - 12 sessions) counselling for young people aged 14 - 25 years at a youth centre based in East Surrey. Referrals to this service come from CAMHS, pastoral care and youth workers. For a young person in Horsham or surrounding areas I can offer a confidential safe space that is separate from school, social media and their friendship group. Some of the issues I work with here are bullying, self harm, depression/low mood and self esteem.
Over the last few years I have worked extensively with young people, aged 18- 25, with complex mental health presentations. When you are overwhelmed on a day to day basis coping with symptoms it can be hard to establish what you need and sometimes even harder to make your voice heard. I can help you to find information, make choices and practise techniques to gain back some control, build resilience and plan for the future. Experience in this area covers considering your response to a professional diagnosis, gender identity, self harm, depression, eating disorders and suicidal ideation.
If you are struggling to manage with an addiction I can work with you at any stage of your journey. From the starting point of uncertainty at the idea of making a change to staying in touch with the desire and reasons to keep going. I have completed a 2 year clinical placement with a substance misuse agency (alcohol and drug addiction) practising rational emotive 1:1 counselling and also facilitating a SMART (self management & recovery training) group therapy session from NHS premises based in Dorking.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
The initial assessment appointment is offered free of charge.
My standard rate is £40 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes) which is paid per session.
Concessions for students and also low income clients can be negotiated.
Please see my website for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have a limited number of day time only appointments available Monday to Wednesday. Please contact me to discuss.
Types of client