Dr Lisa Ball

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4GP
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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. I have over 30 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 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 EMDR Europe accredited practitioner (consultant in training) and a member of EMDR UK & Ireland. I am also trained in Emotion  Focussed Therapy for couples which is an attachment based informed.

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 when 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, ISTDP (intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy), EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) or cognitive behaviour therapy depending on the presenting psychological issue following an assessment in collaboration with my client.

Following initial contact a brief telephone conversation can 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 over zoom or in my consultation room at my home address at a convenient time and will last for 60 or 90 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 at a regular agreed frequency. This is to maintain the intensity of the psychotherapy work. I am able to offer evening appointments during the week and daytime appointments at the weekend. A regular therapy appointment lasts for 60 or 90 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. I also work with children and young people with attachment difficulties 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

Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (UKCP)
EMDR Europe accredited practitioner
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Parts 1,2 &3) Level 1 and 2 EMDR (children & young people)

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£120.00 - £170.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Individual Fees

Individual Fees:
£120 for 60 minutes therapy assessment

£170 for 90 minutes assessments/appointments:

Couple Fees

£130 for 60  minutes

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 within 24 hours of booking to secure the appointment. This may differ if treatment covered through private health care.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I only offer appointments in the evenings and weekends (at additional fee). All my appointments are currently on Zoom.

Further information

I am a member of Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)(Clinical Psychologist), chartered member of British Psychological Society and an accredited member of UKCP (psychodynamic psychotherapist) UPCA and an Individual Member of the BACP and EMDR UK & Ireland

Nottingham Psychology & Psychotherapy Services Limited (NPPS), Woodthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4GP

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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I offer appointments via zoom or telephone currently due to Government restrictions regarding Covid-19

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I have 20 years of experience of supervising a wide range of healthcare professionals in the NHS.

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Dr Lisa Ball
Dr Lisa Ball