Dr Lisa Ball (HCPC Reg., BPS, Accredited member of UKCP, UPCA , MBACP)

Dr Lisa Ball (HCPC Reg., BPS, Accredited member of UKCP, UPCA , MBACP)

Nottingham Psychology & Psychotherapy Services (NPPS)


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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. I have over 20 years experience of working with a wide range of psychological issues in the NHS and private practice. My private practice is called Nottingham Psychology & Psychotherapy Services (NPPS). My registration with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) recognises me as fully qualified Clinical Psychologist and a registered practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am also a chartered membership status with The British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a fully qualified psychodynamic Psychotherapist registered as an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP), Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA)  and an individual member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I am fascinated by people and their life stories - in essence how people come to be as they are. This is why I am passionate about my work as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. I always feel honoured and privileged that clients share their personal stories with me. I also acknowledge the personal courage it takes to talk about emotionally distressing experiences with another person. I find it incredibly rewarding to work with people helping them to become aware of and understand past influences and enabling them to make choices about their future.

I work with adults, individuals, couples and groups, using psychodynamic psychotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy depending on the presenting psychological issue following an assessment.

Following initial contact a telephone conversation will take place in which you, as a potential client,and I make a decision to meet for a face to face therapy assessment. This will take place in my consultation room at my home address at a convenient time and will last for 50 minutes. The consultation room aims to provide a safe, confidential space for you to develop a therapeutic relationship with me and explore issues that are causing psychological distress. This may be as a result of past abuse in childhood, the loss of a loved one or work related stress it will be different for each person and the therapy offered will reflect each individual's needs.

This assessment is a two way process in which I learn more about you and the difficulties your are experiencing, the potential origins of these difficulties (known as a psychological formulation) and likelihood that psychotherapy will be beneficial and what might get in the way. You as a potential client get the opportunity to assess whether you feel able to work with me. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is recognised consistently in psychotherapy outcome research as the most important factor of successful outcomes in psychotherapy over and above the type of therapy delivered. It is clearly important to get a "good feel" for a potential psychotherapist.

I offer short term and longer term face to face work. This will be decided on with the client following an assessment and will be reviewed at regular periods. Once psychotherapy has been agreed as the outcome of the assessment I aim to meet with clients weekly at a regular time and day. This is to maintain the intensity of the psychotherapy work. I am able to offer day time and evening appointments. A regular therapy appointment lasts for 50 minutes.

I also offer supervision to trainees and qualified psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and other health care professionals looking to develop their knowledge and skills in psychological therapies.

I have a wide range experience and interest in the following areas: Adult survivors of childhood abuse, relationship issues, bereavement, loss, employment issues, stress,
self harm, anxiety, depression and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Practice
MSc Research Methods in Health and Social Care
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)

3 years CORE training in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£130 for initial 90 minute therapy assessment
£105 for regular 75 minute therapy appointment
£145 for couple for a 90 minute therapy appointment

Weekend rates available at a 15% surcharge (£120 for an 75 minute appointment and £140 for 90 minute appointment)

For Organisations (e.g. health care insurance) please contact me to discuss specific costs.
Discounts offered to trainee clinical psychologist and psychotherapists.

All Fees are payable in advance of the time of appointment unless a pre-arranged agreement is in place.

Further information

I am a member of Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), The British Psychological Society and an accredited member of UKCP, UPCA and an Individual Member of the BACP.

I currently in a core training group for Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (through ISTDP-UK).

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG5 4GP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have over ten years of experience of supervising a wide range of healthcare professionals in the NHS.

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