Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Chester Le Street
Durham
DH2

07732 191389

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Chester Le Street
Durham
DH2

07732 191389

About me

I am a BACP Registered and Senior Accredited Counsellor (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My theoretical model of training is a Person Centred Approach, however I integrate other models of therapy such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis, therefore allowing freedom and flexibility to work in a way which best suits the individual.

I have practised as a Counsellor for 10 years in a wide range of settings including the Voluntary Sector, NHS, Primary and Secondary Education. Working in Primary Care Mental Health, Addiction Recovery Projects, Sexual Health, Womens Services, Hostels and GP Practices.

I have supported clients as they have worked to understand, address and overcome a broad range of complex issues including, addictive behaviour, anxiety, depression, stress related difficulties, physical health issues, bereavement and unexpected life changes.

I am also a member of the Northumbria Sexual and Domestic Violence Network working as part of the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Initiative; raising awareness and knowledge of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

The very basis of my professional work and the philosophy of my practice is about empowerment and self-respect, with a strong commitment to ethical practice, working within the BACP Ethical Framework. I believe that whatever modality used, it is the relationship with the client that is at the heart of the counselling process. By offering a safe, secure and respectful environment provides the consistent framework to improve self-understanding and wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training:

BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling 2010
Foundation Degree in Counselling, 2009
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Supervision II 2014
Foundation Certificate in CBT 2008

Certificate in Family Therapy                                                                                                
Sexual Health (C-Card)                                                                                                                  
Suicide Intervention                                                                                                                      
Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence                                                                            
Working with Male Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse                                                             Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Safeguarding Children                                                                                                             
Dual Diagnosis/Mental Health                                                                                                                           Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage                                                                        
FGM                                                                                                                                              
Dealing with Debt                                                                                                                    
Alcohol Awareness                                                                                                                 
Drug Awareness                                                                                                            
Methadone Treatment Programmes                                                                                     
Transgender Awareness and Issues                                                                               
Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships                                                                                 
Working with Interpreters

What I can help with:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating disorders
  • General counselling
  • Health related issues
  • Identity problems
  • Loss
  • Mens Issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Obsessions
  • OCD
  • Personal Development
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Redundancy
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Service Veterans
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Womens Issues
  • Work related issues

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Photos & videos

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Fees

Counselling £50 per hour
Supervision £50 per hour

Maps & Directions

Chester Le Street, DH2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Daytime and some evenings

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults