Hello and Welcome, I'm Lisa and I offer Professional Counselling and/or Psychotherapy (CBT) working either Online, by Telephone or Face to Face to Young People 12 + and Adults/Couples from a Private and Comfortable Room in Broadstone, BH18 area in Dorset.
Finding the right person to talk to can seem daunting and you might be feeling overwhelmed or nervous about making the first step, with this in mind I hope to provide you with a friendly introduction to myself and how I work.
I am a Qualified Counsellor with Experience of Working with Young People 12+ and Adults and Couples. Together we can either work Online, by Telephone or Face to Face from my Private Counselling room.
As well as my Private Practice based in Broadstone (Broadstone Counselling) I have also worked as a Counsellor and Supervisor at a local agency working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (H2H), specialising in Trauma.
I have previously worked within the NHS at a local Doctors Medical Centre (DRMC) Counselling Patients of all ages suffering from a variety of Mental Heath Issues or Worries.
Before Counselling my back ground was in Primary Teaching and in later years Teaching at a local Secondary school in years 10/11/12&13.
I am able to offer you a safe, confidential space to come in and explore whatever you wish to bring to your sessions, I can be flexible depending on your needs and to whether you feel you require short term or long term counselling.
I have a STRONG BELIEF that we CAN ALL CHANGE and be THAT PERSON WE WANT TO BE!
How I work - My aim in all our sessions whether they be online, by telephone or face to face is to develop a therapeutic relationship to enable you to feel safe enough to explore your concerns and be listened to in a way that may not have happened before. I will offer you the opportunity to discuss your problems with me in a warm, neutral, confidential, non-judgemental environment, enabling you if you so wish, to explore any root causes of painful, negative feelings and thoughts which may then enable you to move on from feeling stuck and enjoy life in a different way.
Training, qualifications & experience
Here are a list of my qualifications,training and experience completed in Counselling and as a requirement from my governing body (BACP) to which I am a registered member, I am fully committed to continue my training to keep myself professionally up to date.
Qualifications and Training:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills and Theory CBT-L5 (CPCAB)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling TC-L4 (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
MBSR Mindfulness Course, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Dorset Mindfulness Centre)
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (DAA now H2H)
Working with Young People (Redlands)
Supervision of Counsellors working with adult survivors of childhood abuse (H2H)
Alongside having my own Private Counselling/Psychotherapy Practice in Broadstone (Broadstone Counselling) I worked weekly at a local agency providing Counselling for male and female Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, specialising in Trauma work. I also provided Group Supervision to other Counsellors working at this agency (H2H).
To gain experience working in the NHS I joined as one of the Counsellors at a local Doctors Medical Centre (DRMC). I have been working with patients, young and old, referred by their Doctor to the Counselling Department, here I experienced working with a broad range of Mental Health Issues/Worries.
To maintain a high quality of Therapeutic work I also undergo regular monthly Clinical Supervision.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) 305401
I am fully insured and DBS police checked.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I know that one of the issues that can put you off looking for counselling is the cost, with this in mind I try to ensure my fees match your income.
I charge between £35 and £45 per session, this can be discussed during the free initial consultation.
I have two concession places available for people on low income/benefits
Trainee Counsellors doing their 40 hours of therapy are at a reduced rate of £30 per session.
Your first Session/Consultation will last for 30/40 minutes where there will be NO CHARGE. This gives you a chance to see the room where we will be working and meet with myself. I will write some notes and from here we can discuss if working together is what's best for you.
I am available most days and some evenings.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 305401) and a member of the BACP Children and Young People Division which means I follow their Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct.
I am a Person-Centred / Integrative Counsellor which means I can be flexible in how I work depending on your needs. As a compassionate and engaging Person Centred Counsellor, I believe that YOU have the ability to change as you learn more about yourself to re discover your inner resources enabling you to find your own ‘best way forward’. As an Integrative Counsellor I am also able to offer working in these different ways, CBT (COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY) Mindfulness for Stress and Anxiety and Creatively.
Where I work in Broadstone:
There is free parking for up to 2 hours in the surrounding roads.
Bus Route 3 or 4 to Broadstone Broadway and then its about a 5 minute walk.
One of the entrances is suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited ability.
Central to Canford Heath, Creekmore, Corfe Mullen, Merley and the surrounding areas Blandford, Oakdale, Poole, Parkstone, Wimborne, Hamworthy, Upton and outside these areas if travel is not difficult for you.