Lisa Mayall, Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor, BPS
Brookmans Park, Hatfield
07836 291 493
I am an experienced Senior Accredited Counsellor with over 17 years of Clinical experience of working with Individuals and Couples.
People usually reach out for counselling support when they’ve tried different avenues of coping and have gone as far as they can on their own or with friends and family. Counselling can help you when you are feeling stuck, Anxious, Depressed and generally suffering in your life. Counselling can provide a safe space to download and talk through your struggles; process through your experience and to look together to find new ways of dealing with issues and help in finding your way forwards.
I specialise in working with Individuals and Couples who want things in their life to be different and better.
It is a great privilege to be able to support people who arrive in distress low mood or anxiety; who are in a place of crisis or feeling that life is grey; and on leaving, feel more self aware, positive and empowered and feel they have gained a new perspective on things and a clearer direction in life.
I specialise in helping people suffering with:
- Couples Counselling
- Relationship issues
- Low Self Esteem and Confidence
- Low Mood and Depression
- Stress Management and Self Care
- Bereavement, Loss or Endings; Separation or Divorce
- Addictive Behaviours;
- Those who are suffering with a sense of loss - of purpose, direction or identity and generally supporting people until they feel back on their feet and have found their way forwards more positively again.
My approach is both empathic and practical. I believe in the client's own wisdom and capacity to heal and find effective coping strategies and I see my role as a Midwife to that....
I can offer you a safe space to talk about what's going on for you where you can be heard and together to begin to reflect on the new that's possible for you. I believe in healing and change and that something better for you is very possible...
Most people seek couples counselling at a time when communication in the relationship has mostly broken down. When your ability to connect to each other, to understand each others needs and to work together seems diminished at best and impossible at worst.
It is possible that both partners have differing ideas for their ideal relationship future and as individuals you cannot flourish and grow within the relationship. This might signal an opportunity to grow into a new chapter together.... It is also possible however to find new ways to connect and to look anew at the conflicts and differences that cause friction and distance between you both that can be so painful.
Couples counselling can help you both understand the dance happening between you; to give yourself a chance to look again at your relationship, to review if it is possible to reconnect and tools to manage your differences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have degrees in Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development and Occupational Psychology. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and have been in Private Practice since 1999.
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and the British Psychological society. I am also an Accredited Triple P facilitator (Positive Parenting Practitioner).
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis which is part of Middlesex University and have worked for in schools, health centres and Children's centres as a Counsellor and Group Therapist.
I have worked as a Counsellor for the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing and have a Private Practice in Brookmans Park, Hatfield. I have many years of experience in short term therapy but also supporting people in longer term, open ended therapy for deeper historical issues. I also work for a number of EAP companies offering Telephone Counselling and Brief Therapy helping people in a more Solution Focused way.
As well as my experience in open ended longer term therapy I have also worked as a Clinical Case Manager for an EAP company offering Brief therapy and Solution Focused Counselling to help support people in a very immediate and practical way.
I work as a Trauma Consultant for a Resilience and Trauma Management Services Team going on-site to organisations offering Individual Counselling and Group Work to help support people over crises.
I have qualifications in Couples work and Life Coaching.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues - between couples and family members
Coping with relationship breakdown and Divorce
Anxiety and and Stress
Trauma and Psychological First Aid
Addictive Behaviours - Co dependence, compulsive behaviours etc
Empty nest syndrome
Mid life crises
Loss of meaning, finding purpose and wanting to engage more fully with life.
One to One sessions £55 (£50 concessionary rate)
Couples Counselling sessions are £80 (£75 concessionary rate)
I can offer a supportive and welcoming space to talk and start to process things through to effect positive change.
Sometimes it can feel difficult getting to the point where you know you want some support ... You can always call for a chat before committing to anything.
Brookmans Park Practice
Easy Free Parking.
Near St Albans, Hatfield and Enfield
Near to Brookmans Park Station on the Capital Connect Line.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime and evening for individual and couples counselling
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|