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BA(Hons)
Gosport, Hampshire, PO13
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st August 2022

About me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

I am here to help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours which can help improve outlook of life, self esteem and relationships. The thought of this might feel overwhelming but we will lift the lid slowly and a little at a time to unpick what’s going on for you.  

People seek counselling for lots of different reasons. Have you felt lost or stuck, low or anxious or angry? Perhaps you don’t know what you’re feeling but your gut is telling you something isn’t right. Maybe you’ve gone through big changes or have had to make difficult decisions. It can feel lonely going through this alone. You might have great friends who are supportive but you want an unbiased view.

I previously worked as a legal secretary in criminal law for 10 years and it was through this work that I could see that what was behind the behaviour, was often poor mental health stemming from deep routed issues. I found this really interesting and wanted to help and so this led me to re-train as a psychotherapist.

Since qualifying I have focused on and undergone training in trauma. I work part time in Social Care with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.

My approach to counselling is called the person-centred approach and the foundation of this is the belief that people have the ability to find the answers themselves in the right environment. The environment I offer is safe, supportive and accepting. I will listen to you to understand what’s going on for you, so you feel understood and to help you work through what you bring to the session.

I offer a free 15 minute no obligation initial phone call. This is for us to discuss what brings you to counselling and for me to explain how I work. You can then decide whether it’s right for you.

I offer sessions either online, in person in my therapy room or walk and talk. 

I offer short term and long term counselling. Counselling can either be a set number of sessions or open ended.

Sessions are 50 minutes and usually once a week at the same time.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (2020 Middlesex University)
  • Volunteered for No Limits for over a year
  • Volunteered for CAMHS for a year
  • Undertaken trauma training by Carolyn Spring

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes.

Face to face sessions are £50

Walk and talk and online sessions are £40

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work in Social Care 3 days a week and so can only offer appointments on a Thursday or Friday. 

Further information

  • I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • I receive regular supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines.
  • I have professional indemnity insurance. 

Gosport, Hampshire, PO13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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Lisa Allen

Lisa Allen