Dr Lisa Godwin
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I create a warm, non-judgemental space in which to explore the struggle that has brought you to look for professional help. You may be feeling sad, low or anxious. In this difficult time feelings of generalised anxiety and depression, panic attacks, loneliness and anger may feel overwhelming. I can help. As an integrative therapist, I draw from a wide range of different therapeutic approaches to adapt to your unique needs as a client. My style is informed both by psychodynamics and by neuroscience, and by humanistic, and evidence-based models. I offer short-term therapy for a specific problem or life-event; or a longer-term, open-ended journey towards deepening your understanding and acceptance of yourself and others.
I believe that a meaningful relationship makes therapy life changing and recognise that finding the right therapist for your needs is a challenging process. To help you get a feel for our suitability, I offer a free initial session in which we can have a conversation about what has led you to want to talk to a therapist. I will answer any questions that you may have about therapy or the way that I work. There is no obligation and all sessions are strictly confidential and adhere to the ethical guidelines of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Minster Centre, one of Europe’s leading counselling and psychotherapy training institutes, graduating with a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling, where I am currently completing my MA. I also hold a doctorate in music performance. My work as a performer heightened my awareness of the extraordinary expectations placed on us in all of our personal and professional lives and the myriad stresses which can cause us to buckle and burn out. As well as this focus, I draw on my years of experience as a bereavement counsellor to understand loss in all its forms.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£65 to £75 per 50 minute session
When I work
I work from Monday to Thursday. Daytime sessions are 65£, evening sessions are 75£.