Lisa Attwood BA (Hons) MBACP- Registered
39A Regent Street
When trying to manage our busy lives, we can all experience emotional or psychological difficulties that can have an impact on our relationships with others, our working relationships and on our general well-being. Sometimes it is difficult to talk to our friends and family about these difficulties.
I started my career working within substance abuse in the voluntary sector and also within NHS. I gained experience as Bereavement Counsellor for a national charity as well as Domestic Violence & Abuse counselling for a local charitable organisation. In each organisation clients often had depression or anxiety, or other conditions along side there initial presenting problems.
I have extensive practice experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement & Loss, Domestic Violence and Abuse, as well successful client outcomes working with and Panic Attacks, Confidence, Self-esteem, Gambling & Drug Addiction.
I offer face to face short term solution focused therapy as well as long term counselling. I also offer telephone counselling, video counselling and life coaching. I am able to let go of my theoretical assumptions to be able to just sit with the client in a supportive and reflective space which sometimes is all that is needed for some client issues. But most of all I will help you to be kinder to yourself which in itself can boost self esteem and confidence.
I create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space where we will work together to explore your individual issues and concerns.This can require courage from clients and may also be challenging at times, but it can lead to a greater understanding of themselves and lead to a more fulfilling and wholesome life.
Working together we will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours in relation to the presenting concerns, as well as acknowledging past experiences. I use a range of Cognitive and Behavioral strategies which are tailored for each clients individual needs. These can include relaxation and mindfulness techniques, thought diaries, identifying unhelpful thinking patterns and a range of behavioural tasks.
All of the work can be transferred into practice outside of the therapy room and help us to be mindful of what is going on for us in our busy lives.
Counselling can help with most life issues and concerns.
You may be looking here as you considering online video counselling.
We all lead busy lives so having a therapy session in your own home makes this more accessible and affordable to you. It may seem strange to start with but just as you facetime or skype friends, you will feel more comfortable each time you use it.
There is no rushing and parking to get to a session, as this can be very stressful when you are feeling anxious about meeting a therapist.
A lot of clients find that it just as comfortable and effective as a face to face meeting.
You may be asking… will this affect how the therapy is delivered to me. The answer is no, you will get the same service as face to face counselling. We will still create a therapeutic working alliance where it will be your safe space to explore your concerns. The paperwork and handouts that I use will be sent via email and some can be filled out online or can be scanned and emailed back to me.
Another important question is… how confidential is video counselling. I use an encrypted video conferencing platform called VSEE which is free and easy to download. This platform is used by NASA as well as other medical health professionals.
If you would like to ask any more questions, please feel free to contact me.
If you would like to go ahead with video counselling a 30-minute telephone pre-therapy consultation is offered for free. Or if you prefer, a 30 minute video pre-therapy consultation is offered for £15. These give us the opportunity to see if we are both comfortable working with each other. Any further video counselling sessions are £25.00 for 50-minutes. Fees will be payable before each pre therapy/ therapy session begins.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have professional indemnity insurance.
My Qualifications and Training
BA Hons 2:1 Counselling
Foundation Degree Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Working with Depression
Working with Anxiety
Awareness in bereavement care training foundation course
Awareness in bereavement care training level 2
A child’s grief training
Sudden & traumatic death
Death by Suicide
Domestic violence & abuse training
Safeguarding children training
Scars of a Quiet Denial (Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial free 30 minute telephone conversation for clients to get a feel of whether they will be comfortable working with me as this psychological connection and working alliance is important in order for therapy to work. If you feel that you need a further face to face consultation before you decide whether counselling is suitable for you, I offer a reduced price session of £20.
My fee is £40 for a 50 minute face to face session. Reduced fees can be discussed. Block bookings of sessions can be made at a discounted price.
Telephone Counselling is £25.00 for a 50 minute session, payments must be made in advance of the session.
Video Counselling is £15 (payable in advance) for a 30 minute pre-therapy consultation. This Further video counselling sessions are £25 for 50 minutes (payable before each session begins).
Payments can be made by cash, cheque or internet banking. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the appointment time or 100% of the fee will be charged.
If you have private health insurance there may be a possibility that you can claim to pay for counselling
"This will be an investment into your own future"
I work in therapy rooms based in Leamington Spa, Stratford. Please feel free to give me a ring me or email me if you would like any more information or to ask me any questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays to Fridays 9am- 8pm. Saturdays and Sundays 12-3pm (Please contact me to talk about a suitable appointment as I am very flexible).
Types of client