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MCNS Accred, Anxiety & Bereavement Specialist

About me

Taking the decision to talk to a Counsellor can be a big step.

It may have been something you've been considering for a long time before you take the step to get in touch. Counselling can help you start your journey towards healing and making real changes in your life...

Hello, I'm Lisa and I am a qualified Counsellor with a level 4 and 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I became a Counsellor as I've always been interested in listening to people and training to be a Counsellor felt like a natural extension of that interest in people.

I have a passion for helping people and believe that counselling can help people through life’s often difficult journey, as well as trying a natural approach to mental health, and whilst I appreciate that medication has its place in mental health provision, it's not the only option available.

I help clients to explore all of their options. 

I can guide you through your journey, offering a confidential and empathic space in which to express yourself and talk through anything that is worrying or concerning you so you can start to explore your options. I believe that we all have the ability to grow and heal, regardless of what we have experienced in life.  

I work in an integrative, person-centred way, which means that the client is at the centre of everything I do, and my sessions reflect this approach.  I begin each session with asking you what's happened for you this week and we go from there. 

I usually book clients about two weeks in advance and the first step is to get in touch if you'd like to book a free 30-minute telephone or video consultation to find out more about you and understand your needs and expectations of counselling. 

I offer a safe, non-judgemental environment so you can be completely at ease. Contact me via email or telephone to confidentially outline any issues or services you’d like to discuss. All enquiries will be responded to within 24hrs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Skills and Theory Diploma (Dip CST)
  • Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (PROF DIP PSY C)
  • Further training in Anxiety and Stress
  • Further Training in Bereavement and Loss
  • Walk and talk Therapies
  • Further training in Unintentional Racism
  • Further training in Trauma
  • Safeguarding Training

I have experience with a variety of clients who have experienced loss and bereavement, severe anxiety, low confidence, low self-esteem and redefining boundaries, stress, depression, emotional and physical abuse, relationship issues and addictive behaviours. 

I also volunteer for two national charities who specialise in offering emotional support in person and over the telephone. I adhere to a code of Ethics and I attend Supervision sessions each month.

Member organisations

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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National Counselling Society

Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session for individual Counselling

£45 per 50 minute session for individual Online Counselling

£70 for Couples work

When I work

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Please get in touch if you have any specific requirements for session times

Further information

I specialise in offering counselling for Anxiety and Bereavement and volunteer for a national charity, speaking to bereaved clients. 

Kingfisher Court Business Centre, Suite 2, Unit 1, Kingfisher Court, Hambridge Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5SJ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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