Lisa Thomas (MBACP)
01953878548 / 07769898756
As an Integrative Counsellor I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings in a safe environment. We could work together on a long or short term basis depending on what best suits your needs. I am experienced in working with all age groups, from teens and upwards and I am happy to work with individuals and couples.
Counselling can be effective for a wide range of issues, including depression, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, weight issues, relationship issues and confidence building. I also have an interest in working with clients affected directly or indirectly by Asperger Syndrome.
Counselling can help you to look at your life and your life experiences which will in turn help you understand your reaction to certain situations and the patterns by which you live your life. As a Humanistic Counsellor I work with my clients without judging them; we are all products of our genetics, of our up-bringing and the circumstances we have found ourselves in, but underneath we are all humans and we all have value as human beings. Counselling can put us back in touch with our own value and our own self-worth.
How We Would Work Together
Our first session would be an assessment; this is an information gathering exercise where you could tell me why you have decided to come to counselling and what you hope to gain from the process. I would also tell you about how I work and if we both felt that we could work together we would set an initial number of sessions. For me, successful counselling depends on the relationship between us so if you felt that you did not want to work with me there would be no obligation on your part to continue with our sessions. If I felt that you would be better served by someone with different skills to me, for example if I did not have experience of a specific issue you wanted to look at, I would also be happy to supply you with details of other counsellors I felt would be more suited to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP).
I have a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from UEA and I have a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling from UCS, Bury St Edmunds.
I have attended training for Bereavement Counselling.
I have an interest in working with clients affected directly or indirectly by Asperger Syndrome.
In addition to my private client work I am also the counsellor for a Children's Centre working with the parents of school age children.
I work in a support role for Further Education students at a local college and I will be taking up the role of College Counsellor from September 2016.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked as a volunteer for a local Credit Union and I was a Gateway Assessor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Counselling sessions: £35 per hour
Couple Counselling: £40 per hour
Some Concessions Available
Home visits, where suitable, rate to be agreed depending on client's location
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 7.30 pm Some weekend sessions and sessions outside my normal working hours can be arranged
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|