About me

I am an experienced practitioner and have a private practice in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.   I provide counselling and psychotherapy to adult individuals, and professional supervision to other practitioners. You may feel trapped with relationship issues, work problems, depression, anger or anxiety or post traumatic stress. Family issues and anxiety are also increasingly recognised. In these cases and more psychotherapy and counselling are a powerful resource for living life to the full: you don't have to put up with just surviving.

Many people feel they are blocked from living a fullfilled, happy life and know where the causes lie but can't see where to begin with them.  Other people might seem, from outward view, to have a perfectly good life. They can't place their finger on what the cause of their anxiety, depression or block is, they just know it is there. Perhaps there is difficulty with self-expression, the sense of yourself being reduced, squeezed or confined somewhere very small or invisible.

In all these instances, I can work with you in Market Harborough, Leicestershire at your own pace, toward aims that you choose.   My approach is integrative, oriented to fit each individual, and I know that it is our relationship as much as anything else that is key to success. I work with sensitivity and respect together with you to offer help in the face of particular problems, or the most prolonged and intense difficulties.  I can also offer EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) when appropriate.

People have described me as a counsellor having "extraordinary clarity of insight", "very grounded", "real integrity", "warmth", "a refuge", "helps people progress",  "reassuring", "inspiring", "exceptional wisdom", "safe", "gentle humour", "adds an extra dimension of spirituality". Clients can come to me direct, and I also take referrals from GP's, the NHS, personnel departments, and other health practitioners.  

For example, I work with the following issues:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Problems with confidence, self-esteem
  • Relationship issues, divorce
  • Dealing with loss, bereavement
  • Depression
  • Family and parenting difficulties
  • Problems at work
  • Eating disorders, self harm
  • Trauma
  • Unresolved issues from the past, abuse
  • Dreams and nightmares

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in integrative transpersonal Supervision, CCPE 2017 (RS UKCP)

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
EMDR Training parts 1 & 2 with EMDRIA approved course (Alexandra Richman, MA (Clin Psych). 
Attachment Focussed EMDR 3 day intensive with Laurel Parnell
Voluntary practice at The Bower House, Market Harborough
Victim Support Serious Crimes Unit Leicester, specialising in domestic violence
CBT training (British Psychological Society accredited)
Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Creative Imagination, TA/Relational training
DSM psychiatric diagnostic training
Somatic Experiencing/working with Body centred awareness in psychotherapy
Hoffman Process 2007
Transformed Self (Australia) 2009
UKCP member
BACP Registered

PGCE (Secondary teaching)

Previously in multinational corporate business, and also in small business as an employer and manager.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal development
Dreams and nightmares
Non-specific dissatisfaction with life
Somatic problems

Two day experiential workshop by arrangement:  The Transformative Power of Not Knowing

Bower Support Services: Enhancing your Toolkit series for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Working With Dreams. A CPD workshop.

Professional supervision to other practitioners.


Additional information



Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Market Harborough.

Further information

My approach is very much directed by the individual client, and depends on trust in the relationship. Sometimes therapy looks like 'just talking', with the client doing most of the talking - although a great deal of training has gone into that process.  I also offer EMDR when appropriate. However below I outline two other aspects of the way I sometimes work.

Working through body awareness
Increasingly, I have become convinced that an effective, gentle and profound way to access real and permanent change is through working with the way feelings and traumatic reactions become trapped in the body. Without any 'hands on' contact, but by gently guiding the client to bring sensations to awareness and work with them positively it is possible to create release from trauma which may have unconsciously been trapped for years. How this looks is like the client simply sitting in their chair, concentrating on the sensations in their body, and sharing with, being watched and guided by the therapist. There is a wealth of neurological research - polyvagal theory is one perspective, Somatic Experience another - to explain and support why and how this works.

Working with dreams and images
Have a look at the 'articles and workshops' page on my website www.adlpsychotherapy.co.uk to read about the value of working with dreams. Their powerful images, feelings, and their freedom from the 'sense' imposed by our consiousness with help of a therapist offer a way to see and understand deeply - that 'aha! awareness - that we simply can't gain by ourselves or with the aid of

Published articles

Market Harborough

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

For both individuals and small groups, I offer integrative and transpersonal supervision in adult individual practice in Market Harborough.

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Aubyn De Lisle

Aubyn De Lisle