Lisa Megahey B.A (Hons) Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Bitterne Business Centre
110 Bitterne Road West
I am a registered MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering Integrative Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy services at my private practice in Southampton. I work with individual adult clients and couples. Appointments can be arranged via email or telephone. In addition I offer Skype and WhatsApp Counselling to clients here in the UK and worldwide. Please read further details here regarding the therapeutic services I can offer, or you can find detailed information on my website at: http://www.feelwhatyoufeelcounselling.com/
Seeking professional Counselling or Psychotherapy may seem very daunting and mind-boggling at first especially if you have arrived today after exploring various options without coming to any conclusions, or perhaps you already know about Counselling & Psychotherapy and therefore are seeking a new therapist. Whatever your reason is for visiting this website I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you.
Each and every one of us experience difficulties, however different at some point in our lives. At times it may feel like we are unable to see the wood for the trees. I provide a warm and empathic space for clients to talk about issues that they may not normally be able to share with others, who may be too close to the situation or biased in some way. I believe clients are the experts on their lives and so, by working with you I will facilitate you on your journey, by not telling you what to do, but helping you towards a deeper understanding of your concerns. When talking therapy is not appropriate I am also able to offer healing through therapeutic tools and creative mediums.
I am available for short term Counselling 6-12 weeks, longer term Counselling/Psychotherapy, or one off sessions. Ongoing sessions can be booked weekly, fortnightly, monthly or flexible terms. In addition to this I can offer purely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) if requested.
As an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. By working with you I use the insights and techniques of Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this may give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. Below is a very brief description of the approaches I use in my practice, you may find these present in our therapy sessions together. These approaches build a strong foundation for our therapeutic relationship to grow in a safe and supporting environment. By using Clarkson's Five Relationship Model as a framework I am able to integrate these seemingly different approaches.
Humanistic Counselling offers a non-judgemental relationship between the therapist and client; this enables the client to explore what they need and want in the ‘here and now,’ and how they can reach this goal. Gestalt Therapy in particular focuses on the development of the client’s holistic awareness of themselves, their circumstances and how they live in those circumstances. During this therapy various therapeutic tools and creative mediums maybe used.
Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on unconscious thought processes which manifest themselves in a client's behaviour. The approach seeks to increase a client's self-awareness and understanding of how the past has influenced present thoughts and behaviours, by exploring their unconscious patterns. Clients are encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts, and to talk about important people and relationships in their life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works on exploring how negative thoughts and feelings can affect our behaviour and how different aspects of these can be changed to resolve a particular problem or issue
In addition to the above I also can offer clients Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or Inner Child Therapy when appropriate for their needs.
My Past Experience
- University Counsellor
- Bereavement Counsellor
- School Counsellor
My Current Practice
- Independent Counsellor & Psychotherapist running my own private pratice called: 'Feelwhatyoufeel Counselling & Psychotherapy'
- Extensive Experience in EAP Work
My private practice can be found at: Bitterne Business Centre, 110 Bitterne Road West, Southampton. SO18 1AQ. This is 2.2 miles from the Civic Centre in Southampton and 1.4 miles from Bitterne Shopping Precinct. For travelling students my private practice is 2.2 miles from the University of Southampton and 1.8 Miles from the Southampton Solent University. There are good transport links - regular buses are available along Bitterne Road West and the nearest train station is located 0.3 miles away. There is free parking on site, further free parking can be found near the train station. The therapy room is situated on the ground floor. There is also a small reception for waiting.
Additional Practice Counsellor - Nettie Caplin Diploma. MBACP (Person-Centred)
Hello, my name is Nettie, I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling). Throughout my career, I have attended various courses and workshops including most recently: WRAP, Sand Tray, Pass it on, Brief Time-Limited Therapy and Personal Development
My own life journey has shown me how rewarding and empowering Counselling is and I feel blessed to be able to offer this back to others. I am the person I am today through my own experiences and self development, recognising how powerful and life changing Person-Centred Counselling was for me.
Person-Centred Counselling allows you to explore your own feelings at your own pace. I believe that we, as unique individuals, are our own experts and can find our own answers, or have a better understanding of ourselves and lives through Person-Centred Counselling. I offer Person-Centred Counselling in a safe and non judgemental environment, giving you the space to explore your feelings.
I offer an understanding, supportive, confidential relationship providing you with the opportunity to find your own answers. I am able to provide Person-Centred Counselling to individuals and also to couples seeking guidance. I have extensive experience in many areas which can effect us all in our daily lives or have done in the past.
Nettie works at the practice Thursdays, Fridays and some Sunday afternoons
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist (054551) - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- B.A (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative) - University of Southampton
- Higher National Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic - Gestalt)
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person - Centred)
- Certificate in Bereavement Training (Eastleigh Bereavement Service)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Couples Counselling
- Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
- Art Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Self Harm & Suicide Awareness Training
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
- Testimony Psychotherapy
- Sexualised Trauma
- Creative Counselling & Therapeutic Tools
- Psychopathology & Mental Health.
- MSc Social Work Training (1st Year Studied)
- Many Years Experience In Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Ex-Military Service Personnal (Veterans)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender (LGBT)
- Inner Child Work
- Academic Difficulties
- Pet Bereavement
- Age Related Issues
- Menopause/Surgical Menopause
- Life Changes
- School Counselling. College and University Counselling
- Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
- Medico, Legal Counselling, Psychotherapy and CBT
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
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Fees are usually paid by cash or debit/credit card at the beginning of a session. I accept all major debit/credit cards by using a Paypal mobile card reader. I also accept card payments in advance of a session via my website at www.feelwhatyoufeelcounselling.com. Individual client appointments are 50 minutes and couple clients appointments are 60 minutes.
Students / Non Employed
£32.00 (10am - 2pm only)
Skype or WhatsApp Counselling Via Instant Messaging
£32.00 10am - 2pm
£40.00 5pm - 8pm
Lisa Megahey's Working Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am - 8pm (Client Work)
Thursday 10am - 12 Noon (Enquiries, Admin, Office Only)
Nettie Caplan's Working Hours
Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 8pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday/Wednesday 10am - 8pm, Thursday 10am - 12pm. Additional Practice Counsellor: (Nettie) Thursday/Friday 10am - 8pm & Sunday Afternoon.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am offering supervision for Counsellors and Therapists at a reduced rate for six months while I complete a Counselling Supervision Diploma .View supervision profile