Lisa Mayall, Senior Accredited Counsellor BACP, BPS
I am a Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor with extensive Clinical experience over 20 years. I have worked with people from all walks of life and ages; helping them to find themselves, a stronger voice and greater confidence and clarity to move forwards in life.
People come into Counselling for a host of reasons… You may be feeling Lonely, Grieving, Depressed, Anxious, Overwhelmed, Flat, Frustrated or perhaps feeling Angry a lot of the time. It may be a relationship that’s failing or that you are recognising the same old themes playing out in your life. It’s possible you’ve tried coping on your own and talked to family and friends for support but you still feel stuck and hurting.
Counselling allows you to build up your self-awareness. To identify what is going on for you and to help you clarify where you want to make changes in your life and to talk through how you are going to be able to do that. My role as a Counsellor is to support you in a way that works for you and together we can explore what you find helpful.
Over the years, I have practiced many different approaches such as Psychodynamic therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution Focussed techniques and Coaching, but my core training is in Psychosynthesis - an approach acknowledging the distress and pain of your current struggles but it also holds a wider perspective… what is going on? why is this happening? and what in you may have the opportunity to emerge or grow here? Therefore, what is troubling you currently, may be the very thing that can lead to your positive change, psychological growth and personal fulfilment.
In therapy we will often reflect on the past in order to make sense of your experiences and to view that in the context of what is happening for you right now. Understanding through self-awareness and self-development how your potential may have been held back through your past conditioning and exactly what you need to let go of or integrate is the key to healing.
However, the focus is very much on where you are now and where and how you want to be. It can be about understanding what you need in order to move forwards and what needs to be heard in order for you to become the most creative, authentic and highest expression of yourself…
I can offer a warm and empathic listening ear to support you. I feel passionate about showing up fully present for my clients and to work together in a creative, pragmatic and empathic way to help, to heal and to light that sense of inspiration in you of possibilities, of self-acceptance and confidence and of living a more fulfilling, happier life
If you are looking for help in either short term or for longer term Counselling; as an individual or as a Couple, I’d be very happy to chat further about how I might be able to support you.
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 feel you cannot flourish and grow within the relationship. You may be thinking about separating or it might be possible this is an opportunity to grow into a new chapter together....
it is possible 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 you the opportunity to understand each other; to give you both the space to look anew at your relationship and to learn some new ways of talking and listening to each other with understanding, compassion and respect.
Through Counselling you may find it is possible to reconnect and learn some new tools to talk and manage your differences or it may be a way to be more open about your needs and to see if you do want to have a future together as a couple.
Training, qualifications & experience
After an early career in Psychology, I then trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis as a Counsellor and I have maintained my private practice 1999. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling.
I have worked in Schools, Health Centres and Children's Centres as a Counsellor and running groups. Currently I also work as a University Counsellor helping young and mature students with general life issues.
I have undertaken numerous trainings and use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Solution Focused, Creative therapeutic approaches and Life Coaching but my primary training is in Psychosynthesis. This approach that looks at us as individuals on a journey - with a Body, a Mind and with Feelings. It is important to make sense of our past but it is also very much about looking at what is going on for you now in your present and reviewing where you want to be heading - to understand what might be trying to emerge through this process...
I have extensive Clinical experience working in both short term and long term therapy. I work for a number of Employee Assistance Provider companies offering Telephone Counselling, Psychological First Aid and Brief Therapy helping people in a more Solution Focused way.
I have worked 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 and numerous trainings in Couples work and Life Coaching.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
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.
As a University Counsellor I have experience in working with young adults 18 - 24 years old with a wide range of issues.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
One to One sessions £70 / £60 concessionary rate available for daytime appointments
Couples Counselling sessions are £100 / £80 concessionary rate for daytime appointments
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 ...
I am happy to discuss over the phone to see if we can work together to support you.
Skype and Telephone Counselling Available after meeting once.
10 minute walk from Finchley Central Tube Station on the Northern Line (High Barnet Branch)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime and evenings for individual and couples counselling
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|