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Lisa Edmonds Dip. Couns., MBACP (reg.)

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HD 01799 794795 01799 794795
Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HD
01799 794795 01799 794795

About me

Due to COVID-19 I am presently only able to offer sessions via telephone or online

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

My practice is in the heart of the historical medieval market town of Saffron Walden in North West Essex.

I am an integrative counsellor working mainly from a psychodynamic approach but also incorporating the concepts from other approaches such as humanistic person-centred. Being able to blend these approaches allows me to bring different elements to the therapy to suit what you need and works best for you.

How I work:

People seek counselling for many different reasons and I understand the decision to come is not always an easy one. Therefore, I ensure I provide a warm and safe environment for you to openly explore what has brought you to counselling where you will be heard, understood and accepted without the fear of being judged.

The counsellor-client relationship is an important part of the therapy and you will be valued, encouraged and supported throughout our sessions together.

To help understand more about yourself part of our work will involve exploring your past which can help us to identify:

  • why you cope with things in a particular way
  • why you feel and react the way you do
  • reasons for why you may be experiencing anxiety
  • repeating patterns of unhelpful behaviour
  • how this may be impacting your life now

Allowing you to reflect on past experiences will help you to make sense of the present.

Some of our work will include looking at your defence mechanisms and coping strategies which are unconsciously put in place at times when we need to protect our own emotional well-being.
Sometimes our way of coping can become outdated leading us to unconsciously repeat patterns of behaviour which no longer work for us and can leave us feeling 'stuck'.
By bringing these behaviours into the conscious will enable us to replace them with better ways of coping which are more beneficial to your life now.

We will also look at your attachments with others and how you form relationships. Looking at the different relationships in your life, recognising the part they are playing and your role within them.

Exploring these and making sense of it all will help you to a place of deeper understanding and self-acceptance, allowing you to recognise other options available, enabling you the freedom to make changes and move forward.

Sessions are for one hour and cost £50.
I also offer a special fee for trainee counsellors of £40 per one hour session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have considerable experience of working with anxiety, relationship issues, stress related issues, perfectionism, family issues, trauma, bereavement, lack of confidence, communication issues, life-changing events and low self-esteem.
I was also an accredited bereavement volunteer with the national bereavement charity Cruse for a number of years.

Qualifications
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Awareness in Bereavement Care

Courses

Advanced Certificate in Supervision
Couple/Relationship Counselling
Psychodynamic Theory
Humanistic Theory
Introduction to Counselling Skills

CPD
Human Toolbox Practitioner

Family Counselling

Facilitating Groups

Mindfulness
Ethics
Prescribed Medication
Legacy of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Shame and Disconnection
Personal Development
Early Recollections
Sex and Sexuality awareness
Safe Trauma Therapy : An Introduction
Working creatively with clients
Working creatively with dreams
Working with difference and resistant clients
Eating Disorders
Self-harm and suicide ideation
A Child's Grief
Sudden & Traumatic Death
Bereavement and Trauma

Bereaved by Suicide

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss

When someone we love dies it can be devastating. From that moment life as we know it changes and we find ourselves trying to find our way in the world without that person. It can be a scary and lonely place to be. Loss hurts.
I have significant experience working with those who have suffered a bereavement, helping them through one of the most difficult and painful times of their life. I provide a space which is safe, supportive and able to hold those painful overwhelming feelings with great care and compassion.

Loss can also be in the form of a break up of a relationship. We can grieve the loss of that relationship, the loss of the other person and the loss of what could have been.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Individuals: £50 per one hour session

I also offer a special fee for trainee counsellors of £40 per one hour session.

The Saffron Walden Therapy Room
Fairycroft House
37 Audley Road
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 3HD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime appointments with some limited evening and weekend availability

Types of client

Adults
Lisa Edmonds Dip. Couns., MBACP (reg.)

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