Welcome, my name is Lisa, I am a person centred humanistic therapist, BACP registered.
Informally, I am an open, friendly, compassionate and relatable person who has specialised in grief, loss & trauma because I have 40 years of understanding on grief and death. Over time I have come to understand that loss underpins many of the struggles that we face on a daily basis, so with this perspective, my client base has been broadened further beyond bereavement support.
Grief, or indeed any loss, when felt profoundly, can literally take your breath away. Feelings of anger, guilt, regret, depression, denial and if only’s can blight your life and make you feel that nothing can be right in your world again. These feelings are all normal but long term cause debilitating feelings that can be hard to escape and can easily lead onto habits of self medicating the pain away, until you find yourself in a fully intrenched mental health battle.
Grief and loss, just like life and living is a natural process, talking about your grief is the natural way to come to terms with your loss. Grief is not only natural following the loss of a loved one, it is also an individual unique process, so talking about it can be difficult if friends and family are dealing with their feelings differently to you.
I offer a safe, warm and friendly space where you can discuss your feelings and be heard, without judgement. I can help normalise many of those overpowering feelings of grief, show you ways to distract that are helpful, offer suggestions on how to honour and commemorate the loss loved ones that can bring huge comfort.
In my experience some clients can feel anxious about what to expect, but my approach is to empower you to live your best life in a more balanced way. To see your losses from a different perspective. Bring compassion and comfort to you, in your journey of grief.
Talking about your feelings of grief is the key to understanding them. I can support you either face to face, or from the comfort of your own home either over the phone on via online zoom video conferencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
As I am a qualified person centred therapist, I follow a humanistic approach that is totally invested in self and an approach that gives you a more balanced sense of who you are. I have also trained to support in a short-term focused way, solution based focused therapy.
I have worked with Cruse Bereavement and other Bereavement services as well as The Carers Trust. Facilitated bereavement groups and family workshops.
I have extensive life experience, formal training and qualifications in the following....
Grief, pre-Bereavement support, end of life support, dementia support, loss, stress related disorders, anxiety, depression and trauma.
I am a registered member of the BACP, (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere strictly to all confidential and ethical guidelines set down by them, available to view on their website.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My service prices are based on a sliding scale starting from £40 per session.
First sessions are discounted if assessment required.
Block sessions are available for 6-12 week contracts.
Concessions available on block bookings.
”Lisa provides a service which does not seem to be available to the public and which is much needed. She is very knowledgeable on many aspects of Bereavement and I find her to be compassionate and professional in my sessions with her”
”a huge thanks to Lisa who helped me such a lot last year. She provides a confidential space and made me feel valued which helped me really open up and discuss things I have never discussed before. I have no hesitation in recommending her service”.