Lisa Ely MBACP FdA
I am a qualified therapist with a degree in Person-Centred Counselling. I offer confidential and open-ended phone or Zoom sessions. I chose Counselling as a career because I know anyone can feel lost, confused, sad or frightened at some point in their life. You may be feeling overwhelmed by recent or past events, or worried by your own behaviour. Perhaps you are feeling unsure about your relationships with other people.
It can feel lonely and hopeless to face difficult experiences without someone to truly confide in, yet it can be especially hard to talk about feelings and thoughts with the people we are closest to. Our relationships with other people can be wonderful and supportive, but they can also be complicated and unhappy.
Perhaps you simply need some time and space to work out how best to manage things and find a way forward, so that you feel better in yourself. But who can you safely talk to when you feel distressed and how can you find someone reliable, professional and experienced? This is where I may be able to help.
Through years of research in this field, I have gained great faith in the Counselling relationship. My aim is to provide a safe haven for you to explore your concerns in a confidential environment. I will do my best to help you manage your emotions and behaviour, and support you in gaining a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. The main aim is to help you find a way forward in your life that is consistent with your values and aspirations.
Training, qualifications & experience
I specialise with adults, adolscents and bereavement counselling; I am also a member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and provide each client with an opportunity to explore and express themselves confidentually, with a skilled and supportive listener.
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
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute session payable in cash at the end for face to face Counselling. Alternatively online, email or video sessions by bank transfer. I offer student concessions by request.
Cancellations require 24 hours notice, less than 24 hours notice or non attendance full payment is required.
Concessions offered for
There is off street free parking available to clients attending face to face sessions. However this is suspended due to Covid 19 and during Lockdown.