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About me

Hello, I'm Lisa, a Humanistic Counsellor and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I offer a confidential, warm and supportive environment, so that you may feel comfortable enough to explore what has brought you to counselling. If you are feeling anxious, angry or sad, especially whilst we are in the midst of Covid 19, counselling may help you to find understanding and renewed hope. As an alternative, I am currently providing counselling via telephone or video call using Zoom until we are able to meet in person.

Together we work, at your pace, with what is informing your emotions and responses so that awareness, understanding and change may happen. Conflict  within ourselves or in a relationship with others can leave us with a lack of clarity, feeling confused and sometimes anxious. Loss can leave us overwhelmed. Working with our past and present experiences can enable us to live our life in an authentic and fulfilling way, one which is right for us.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • 2020 Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
  • 2019  Award in Education and Training
  • 2018 Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.)
  • 2014 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2012 CPCAB Counselling Studies
  • 2011 CPCAB Counselling Skills

Further training:

Transactional Analysis TA101 Certificate

Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor- Place2Be
Working with Young People Parental Separation (Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance School Counsellor Conference)
Single Session Integrated CBT( Professor Windy Dryden)
Hidden Harm 1 &2 Substance misuse and addiction (Place2Be )
Domestic Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Dr Roxanne Agnew-Davies)
Mindful Compassion – Working with pain and illness (St Giles Hospice)
Exploring spirituality in the wake of loss (St Giles Hospice)
Key Concepts of Relationships (Carpe Diem)
Person Centred Expressive Arts working with Bereavement and Loss (Lisa Anthony)
A Muslim Perspective Palliative Care (St Giles Hospice)
Autism and Life a Personal Perspective (John Simpson)
Breaking the Medical Model in Counselling (Pete Sanders)
Introduction to Systemic Family Therapy (Peter Trowsdale)

Experience:

I have worked within an agency and hospice settings providing one to one counselling with adults.  In addition I have worked within a Secondary School as a School Counsellor working with young people, providing training and supporting staff. I currently work in Private Practice in a purpose built counselling room at home. I hold a current DBS enhanced certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Additional information

£45 Counselling session (60 minutes)
£35 Student

Bupa recognised counsellor

Aviva recognised counsellor

Availability

Monday 9.30am-7pm

Tuesday 9.30am - 7pm

Wednesday 9.30am-7pm

Thursday 9.30am- 7pm

Friday 9.30am-3pm

Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B76

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor with a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

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Lisa Bostock-Shelley

Lisa Bostock-Shelley