Lois Powell Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier.
To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us.
I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, which means I work using different theoretical approaches, combining elements of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic.
I believe we are all unique individuals with different needs and by having the flexibility to access different approaches we can work with what best suits you. You may be experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression or just being stuck. We can work together to address these issues and help you to move forward.
I believe that each and every one of us has the potential to grow and change and live a more fulfilling life.
I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on your needs. Some people come for counselling and find they can resolve their issues within 6, 8 or 10 weeks and some find they need longer, once they begin to work through their difficulties. There is no time limit, just a process to fit your needs.
I work with Adults, Young People, Couples, Parent/Child relationships and groups. Please see my website for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Certificate in Working with Children and Families
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Certificate Course - Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Continual Professional Development
Mindfulness and the Art of Managing Anger
Working with Aspergers
Certificate in Child Protection
Aspects of Bereavement (CRUSE)
Integrative Sandplay Studies (AIST)
Working with Dreams
Working with Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Life Story Work with Troubled Children and Teenagers
As well as my private practice I also work with young people in a secondary school in Luton and young people in care and/or under social services.
I have also worked for MIND, Connexions and a Pupil Referral Unit where I have gained extensive experience working with adults and young people presenting with various issues ranging from depression, loss, relationship problems, anger, abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, addiction, self harm and suicidal ideation.
I also have experience working with adult and young clients with Aspergers.
I am a member of the BACP and I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) certificate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety - I specialise in all forms of anxiety.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
One to one counselling sessions are for 50 minutes and are £45 per session.
Couples counselling sessions are for 60 minutes and are £70 per session.
Parent/Child relationship counselling sessions are 60 minutes and are £60 per session
Some concessions are available, please ask.
I also provide a student rate for counsellors in training.
Where I practice
I work from my private consulting room in Tring, details of which can be confirmed on confirmation of an appointment.
You can contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07712 331676
Unfortunately this location is not suitable for wheelchair access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can offer evenings and Wednesday and Thursday daytime appointments.
Types of client