Does life feel overwhelming? Are you being heard? Feeling low? Are you experiencing unpleasant thoughts and feelings that you are struggling to handle? At times we can all struggle. Whether that be with events from the past or ongoing situations. We are only human, and emotions do have the ability to take their toll.
At times it can be easier to talk to a stranger than to someone you know.
So let me introduce myself… my name is Lisa
Whilst working for numerous charities I have gained experience of working with adults with varying problems from low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bereavements through to sexuality and physical or emotional abuse.
My role is to understand your situation from your perspective, making sure you feel accepted and through discussion are in a better position to better understand and manage your own feelings.
For a period of 16 years I have worked with some of the most vulnerable members of society, during which I was non-judgemental, empathetic, patient and compassionate, showing great understanding that no one person experiences the same circumstances and have different reasons as to why they find themselves where they are.
In this time I have gained transferable skills including various communication styles, which I put to use within the therapy room.
Previous clients have found that counselling helped them by:
• increasing confidence and decision-making skills.
• enhancing interpersonal skills
.• providing a greater sense of self-acceptance and raised self-esteem.
• increased ability to change self-defeating behaviours.
• better expression of emotions
If you feel that I could be the counsellor to work with you, please feel free to contact me. Thanks.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their ethical framework and values.
I have trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches; my main focus being Person Centred. This means that I believe that you hold the key to moving forward. You are the expert in your own life and know what you require for your own self-healing process. I have also trained in:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
- Brief Therapy
- Brief Therapy for Children and Young People
This enables me to adapt the way we work together to meet your needs in each session.
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
Free initial 20 minute phone consultation and thereafter;
1-hour session: £40