Lisa Goodchild

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Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have over two decades of experience of managing counselling services and of working with people who are disturbed or upset by the way they feel, think and behave. I am a person-centred practitioner and I can offer you a safe space in which you can talk about your situation and concerns. There maybe an issue you would like to look at or you might want to be more present with the day.

I have worked with children, young people, adults, couples and groups. Having trained in person-centred play therapy I also have creative ways of helping you to facilitate your process if you wanted to explore a different way of working some things out. As well as talking about yourself, this can include art, clay, sand play and miniatures. I enjoy helping people find out more about what is holding them back this can include people who are troubled now or have been in the past. The sessions that you come to will be a space that you control. I work at your pace and this could be long term or short term.

I am also a counselling supervisor and have many years experience of working with both trainee and qualified counsellors. I especially like working with counsellors who work with children and young people. If you are looking for a supervisor I would be happy for you to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited with the B.A.C.P since 2003

Diploma in Counselling 1998

Diploma in Supervision 2004

Advanced Diploma  in Client-centred Play Therapy 2007

Cert in Group Facilitation 2008

Cert in Filial Therapy 2019

Cert in Autism Play Therapy 2020

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

£40 per hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Lisa Goodchild
Lisa Goodchild