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I see counselling as a necessity for our self-care and wellbeing, having someone give you the time you need and to truly listen to what you are saying should not only be left to a crisis, counselling can be there to prevent the crisis. I work in a humanistic way, acknowledging all aspects of our lives that can sometimes need additional support, from our emotional, spiritual, psychological and physical parts of who we are.
How can I help?
Are there times when you feel alone and your not heard?
I am passionate about communication and the importance of it; not being listened to or acknowledged can be soul destroying and have a real impact on all of us. This is one of the reasons why I became a counsellor, to give you a voice, to give you time and space and support you in finding the tools to help you cope better, and feel more in control of your life.
There are times in our lives, that we may question who we are, this can be from a break up of a relationship, children leaving home, and the menopause etc. Sometimes we need time to work this out and have someone to support us to find ourselves again.
Being able to offer Zoom and telephone sessions as well as Face to Face enables me to connect with people that do not live locally. I run my counselling practice from my lodge in my garden that offers privacy and warmth.
"Lisa has an excellent way of connecting and her approach to giving me time to speak, explore and understand my feelings gave me the strength and knowledge to accept my pain, understand my true self and most importantly know that you don't always have all the answers to everything and that's OK. Lisa gave me a peace I didn't think I could find."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced warm and approachable Counsellor and I have previously worked in the NHS/Mental health sector for over 25 years and in education and training in health and social care for 9 Years. I have first hand experience and witnessed the difficulties when someone is in need of help and they and their families do not know where to turn.
I am experienced in face to face, Zoom and telephone sessions with clients, which will be held in my purpose built lodge which offers privacy.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) this is the ethical framework in which I work, which covers all aspects of confidentiality.
My qualifications are -
- Diploma level 4 in Therapeutic counselling
- Diploma Level 3 in Spiritual Counselling
- Certifcate Level 2 in Counselling skills
- DipHE Health and Social Care
- Diploma level 3 in Mindfulness
- Diploma Level 3 in Independent living in Health and social care
- Certificate Support in Domestic Abuse.
- level 3 Child development
- level 2 Understanding Autism
- level 2 Equality and Diversity
- level 2 Common health conditions
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial chat on the phone, so we can both gather relevant information, and this gives you time to answer any questions you may have. Each session thereafter lasts 50 minutes, and some of the sessions can be flexible due to working shifts etc.
I am happy to offer EAP sessions.
My fee for these sessions is £50.00.
I do offer concessions to students and trainee counselling students, please contact me regarding this.
When I work
Please contact me for availability regarding counselling sessions.
I do offer some early morning sessions before your work day begins.
Please email or phone me, if I do not pick up straight away, it may be because I am with a client, so leave a message and your details and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
My counselling hours normally start at 9am weekdays, however, I can be flexible if you require a session before work.
I have a counselling lodge that I have in my garden away from the house, which enables privacy and confidentiality to be maintained. I use this space for all sessions, face to face, Zoom and phone.
Counselling sessions can be flexible in the way you have them, such as face to face one week, then if you are unable to attend face to face the following week we can do Zoom or phone. Its your session. As long as you let me know.
I offer short term counselling and open ended sessions, which will be reviewed periodically throughout the time, to see that you are getting a therapeutic experience.