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

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.


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.


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


Weekday daytimes and evenings up to 7pm

Life Force Centre
3 East Hill

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme