Lisa Dando MBACP Registered Member, PGDip, BSc (Hons) (Psych)
It's not always an easy decision to come for therapy and you may decide to come to seek additional support for something that has been worrying you for a while or due to a current upset such as a relationship breakdown or bereavement. Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks are all common experiences for us when we experience struggles in our lives and therapy can help us to make sense of these symptoms.
I am a professionally qualified therapist with over 15 years experience working in Brighton and Hove. I offer short and long term counselling to individuals. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I work within the BACP's Ethical Framework. I also hold professional insurance.
The therapeutic relationship I offer allows you the time and space to explore some of the things that are causing you distress and/or anxiety. I can help you to explore your past and how it may help you to understand your current situation. 'The talking cure' gives you the opportunity to explore the way you are feeling and gain a more empowered sense of self.
I work within a safe and confidential setting, adhering to a professional framework and using my experience as a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist. I have a background in psychology and in mental health, working in the fields of trauma and mental health support alongside working as a psychotherapist. I work in private practice and have worked in a school and university setting. I also manage a range of practitioners working with women with vulnerabilities.
If you would like to talk through your personal requirements or book an initial appointment, please contact me on 07985498133 or email using the link at the top of the page.
Training, qualifications & experience
2004 BSc (Honours) Psychology, Open University
2006 Post Graduate Diploma Counselling, University of Brighton
2015 Supervision training for therapists and trainee therapists in practice, Rock Clinic
My psychotherapy experience includes:
- Working in Private Practice
- Clinical Supervisor
- Psychodynamic psychotherapist at Rock Clinic, Brighton
- Psychodynamic psychotherapist - University of Sussex
- Children's Counsellor - Schools Counselling Service
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in relationship difficulties including abusive relationships and trauma and abuse.
In addition, I work with Depression, Anxiety and Panic Attacks which are all common experiences for us when we experience struggles in our lives and therapy can help us to make sense of these symptoms.
Initial appointment assessment - £40.00
Individual therapy sessions - £50.00 - £60.00
Therapists/Counsellors in Training - counselling or supervision - £45.00
Qualified Therapists/Counsellors - supervision - £55.00
I offer reduced fees for trainee counsellors and reduced supervision fees to trainee supervisors