Lizandra Leigertwood MA, MBACP - New Frame Therapy
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lizandra Leigertwood and my private practice is New Frame Therapy, I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
My counselling rooms are in St Albans and Watford where I work with adults experiencing difficulties with childhood issues, trauma, relationships, depression, personality disorder and anxiety disorder.
You've probably scrolled through a number of therapists' pages trying to find the right person to help you through this difficult time. It's a courageous decision to seek help and my aim is to make finding the right therapist for you as simple and straight forward as possible. It can be difficult taking the first step toward change, the counselling process can be challenging, but ultimately it is a rewarding and life changing experience. My role as a counsellor is to offer a safe non-judgemental environment to give you time and space to reflect on past and present experiences. I am an integrative therapist, which means I am able to use a number or approaches to find what works best for you.
New Frame Therapy
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in the same or similar situations - perhaps you are feeling unsatisfied in your relationships – feeling used, unheard or just misunderstood. Finding ourselves in a familiar pattern of behaviour can make us feel frustrated and make us wonder where we have gone wrong. This can lead to feelings of blame, guilt and worthlessness, all of which negatively impacts confidence, self esteem and our overall wellbeing.
It can be difficult to expect others to change without knowing more about our selves and what we can do to sustain healthier relationships. We can’t always change the situation, but we can learn, develop and change how we deal with difficulty. Counselling and psychotherapy can facilitate in finding a new frame of reference to reframe your experience and help you to find the best way for you to move forward.
This is the first step towards help and change. Counselling and psychotherapy provides a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment to fully explore your wants and needs. Together, we can work towards finding new ways to improve your relationships with others, and most importantly, your self.
The therapeutic relationship offers a unique experience where you are able to develop personal insight and awareness. This is facilitated by understanding how past experiences can impact the present. Understanding our patterns of thought and behaviour can lead to toward positive change to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
If you are experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety, difficulties in your relationships or just feel that you are currently lacking direction or motivation, please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation. Please see my website to find out more.
Best of luck,
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained to Masters' Level from the University of Roehampton and began my training with an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. My experience includes working with young people and adults in several organisations within the charitable sector. This includes dealing with issues such as self harm, childhood trauma, depression, relational difficulties, personality disorder and domestic violence.
In addition to private practice, I currently work as a counsellor on a voluntary basis for the UK's largest mental health charity, Mind (Barnet). I am also a counsellor and psychotherapist where I work with adults at Hertfordshire Therapy Centre.
I am a fully registered member of the BACP and I am also an accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society, which means I abide by a strict code of ethics and conduct. I also have full public liability insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I charge £50 for face to face sessions and £40 for session delivered online.
I believe counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all, therefore I am able to offer limited daytime concessions to counselling trainees and for those able to provide proof of low income.
St Albans - My counselling room is within good transportation links and based in the centre of town. It is walking distance from St Albans City Station and there are plenty of parking facilities nearby. Please note the room is accessible by stairs.
Watford - My counselling room is easily accessible and is in the centre of town a short walk away from the Intu shopping centre, good transportation links and parking nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday daytime & evening; Tuesday daytime; Wednesday daytime; Thursday daytime & evening; Saturday mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|