Lisa Matzak MBACP Reg

Lisa Matzak MBACP Reg

Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13

York
North Yorkshire
YO24

07976 293280

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Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13

York
North Yorkshire
YO24

07976 293280

About me

Hi, my name is Lisa and thanks for visiting my profile.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. I practise in York and just outside Scarborough.

For many years I worked in recruitment, based in London but knew I wanted to do something more rewarding. I spent five years studying to become a Counsellor along with my full time job and from the beginning of my training realised this was the right career for me. I love to work with people and help them to reach their potential by supporting them, listening and understanding them and I am proud to say I have received excellent results helping people to move on with their lives.

I am extremely passionate about what I do and the most rewarding part of my work is seeing life changing results in my clients. I will support and help you to understand yourself better and work towards achieving your full potential.

Here are some of the topics I have achieved great success:

  • Stress-work related, personal, commitment etc
  • Relationship and attachment issues
  • Low self esteem, motivation and confidence
  • Domestic violence-victim or perpetrator
  • Anxiety, nerves and tension
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Health issues
  • All forms of abuse
  • Addictions and dependancy
  • Loss of meaning to life          

In addition to my four Diplomas I have received additional training in working with clients experiencing domestic violence and with addiction issues.

I believe that we have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help and support us with this. It is often very difficult to talk to people close to you which can make you feel lonely, confused or unsupported. At times like these talking to a Counsellor about whatever is troubling you may help you find better ways to cope and manage and to move forward in your life in a way that is more satisfying to you.

I will be here to work alongside you, to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that we can build a strong and trusting, equal relationship. I’m not here to advise you but I am here to help and support you to understand yourself better, so that you can identify what you want and need in your life and by working together help you move forward in a more positive way.

Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other.
This session lasts for around 30 minutes and is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised. It is also a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.

It's up to you how many sessions you decide you need. You can receive your counselling from me on an open ended basis or book a specific amount of sessions that can then be extended if you wish.

For your flexibility I am available in the daytime and some evenings seven days a week until 7.30pm and I can meet you either in York or near Scarborough as I practise at two locations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I received five years counselling training and hold a Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I have also received additional training in Working With Addiction and Domestic Violence.

In my counselling work I combine concepts from person centred and psychodynamic theory. This means we work as a partnership, our relationship is very important and I encourage you to lead the conversation when it feels right for you but also guide you by asking you open questions which enables you to understand yourself better.

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) https://www.bacp.co.uk and abide by their ethical framework to ensure you receive the best possible standard of care.

I receive regular supervision for my counselling as required by the BACP.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

For client flexibility I am available in the daytime and some evenings seven days a week until 7.30pm.
I charge a competitive rate of £50 for counselling for 60 minutes,

I provide clients with vital face to face counselling in a safe and relaxing environment both in York where I work on a part time basis and at my home in Ruston, a small village around seven miles from Scarborough, just off the A170.

Further information

What happens if I miss a session?

If you are able to give me 24 hours notice of your cancellation, I will not charge you for this appointment, and will do my best to offer you an alternative slot that week.

How do I get started?

Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other. This session lasts for around 30 minutes, is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised, and it is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.

Please be assured, everything we discuss is confidential.

Maps & Directions

Scarborough, YO13
York, YO24

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

For client flexibility I am available in the daytime and some evenings seven days a week until 7.30pm.

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