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About me

Lisa is an accredited counsellor, qualified Play Therapist and EMDR practitioner and is qualified to Level II in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has been working with adults, adolescents, children and families for nearly 25 years and specialises in supporting children and adults affected by sexual violence, anxiety, trauma and relationship difficulties. She has developed significant expertise in the fields of mental health, childhood sexual assault and domestic abuse.

She has also trained and supervises  counsellors in a variety of settings. Her training programmes during the past decade have included creative and therapeutic play programmes as well as workshops designed to develop skills for working with sexual violation, safeguarding and working with individuals who self harm.

She has a friendly, personal approach which enables clients to quickly feel at ease and ready to explore the avenues open to them for change and movement towards health.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Cert in Applied Systemic Theory: Tavistock Centre
  • BACP Accreditation.  (Abides by BACP Code of Ethics).
  • Level 3 EMDR: Alexandra Richman
  • Primary Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: British Psychological Society accredited course
  • Certificate in Supervision : Life-force Centre
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy: PTUK accredited course
  • Foundation in Non-Violent Communication:  NVC Resolutions
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Communication with Children:  Tavistock Centre
  • Diploma in Counselling:  Btec - Professional development (Integrative)       (B.A.C.P. Validated course)
  • Level II Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Hourly rates:

Individual sessions: £45 - £65 (I offer one pro bono client space - please enquire)

Family sessions: £70

Couples: £65

School and Organisational sessions: £55

Supervision: £45

Training and consultancy dependent on nature of group but generally £275 - £400 per day

When I work

Weekday daytimes and evenings up to 7pm

Life Force Centre, 3 East Hill, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme