About me

*** Corona Virus ***

In addition to telephone and remote sessions, I am able to offer Face to Face counselling in my bespoke, spacious outdoor room which allows for social distancing, with hand washing/sanitizer available.    Please feel free to discuss your options and precautionary measures with me on 07580 714106 or email me at lisa.counselling@hotmail.com   or visit www.salfordcounselling.co.uk  Please don't struggle on alone, your emotional health has never been so important.

I understand that beginning this journey may not be easy.  Taking the first step can often feel quite challenging and you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, indecision or even fear.  This is a natural response to thoughts around making changes in your life.

I offer support and empathy in a warm, caring environment.  Working together, we will explore how feelings and experiences shape your thoughts and actions.  You will gain a better understanding of what makes you, you.  Finding ways to reach your own solutions and enabling you to live a more resourceful life.  Alternatively, I could simply be that non judgmental, confidential ear that you just don't have elsewhere. I want to get to know you as a "whole" - your difficulty does not need to define who you are.

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon a range of different approaches and methods, tailoring them to best meet the needs of each individual I work with.  I have a particular interest in brain body connections as it is widely acknowledged that up to 80% of traumatic experience is stored in the body.  I am fascinated by this aspect of our psyche and the way in which psychological difficulties show themselves through our bodies.  Using a variety of creative and integrative approaches to encourage access to the emotional memory, in addition to out cognitive memory. 

I also very much enjoy working creatively using crafts, miniatures, drawings, photographs, stones and shells.  This can be particularly beneficial for younger clients, adolescents and those who struggle to put into words what is going on for them, enabling the use of senses rather than words.

Since qualifying in 2009, I have gained experience of working within the NHS, the Youth Service and private practice. I have counselled adults, young people, families and couples  in many areas including:

  • relationship difficulties - self, partners, families, social.
  • low self esteem - confidence, self worth, hopelessness.
  • depression - low mood, feeling hopeless, guilt, difficulty in making decisions.
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • anxiety - panic attacks, stress.
  • suicidal thoughts
  • infertility
  • eating and body image
  • pet bereavement
  • alcohol

I have five years experience as a youth worker, and work in a pastoral role in an educative setting.

I am dedicated to the counselling process and wholly appreciate, through both professional and personal experience, the rewards that a successful client/counsellor relationship can bring about, however if you are uncertain I offer a free 30 minute "check it out" session should you feel particularly unsure of how things work, please let me know at enquiry stage if you would feel more comfortable with this option.  Alternatively, please call or email me for an informal chat if there is anything you are uncertain about.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Payment for full 50 minute sessions (£40 individual, £50 for couples) can be made using bank transfer if this is convenient for you, or cash on the day if you prefer.  Receipts available on request at booking.

I am conveniently located in Salford, easily accessible from the East Lancs Road and the M602 (close to Salford Royal Hospital).  I have a newly purpose built, outside office which is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conduct sessions within the BACP Ethical Framework and in line with BACP guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Brainspotting Phase 1
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Certificate in Telephone Counselling/Short and Long Term Clients
  • Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Person Centred Counselling
  • A.S.I.S.T. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
  • Working Therapeutically with Families
  • Mental Health First Aider Youth (8-18)
  • Mental Health First Aider Primary
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ People In Salford
  • Promoting Diversity and Challenging Homophobia
  • Diploma in Hypno Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Brainspotting

Approved by the British Psychological Society, Brainspotting is a powerful relational, brain-body therapy, which is used widely within the field of Trauma. Brainspotting helps clients to process and release core sources of emotional/ physical body pain, trauma, and various other distressing symptoms. It is found to be an effective treatment option for those experiencing Anxiety, Depression, Physical Illness (pain/ chronic fatigue), Stress, Complex Grief, PTSD, ADHD, Phobias, Anger Issues, etc.

Evidence suggests that trauma is stored in the subcortical/ mid-brain (emotional brain), which regulates much of what the body does. As a result, traumatic events can leave a physiological imprint in the body. Brainspotting allows the therapist to access a client's emotions on a deeper level, processing and releasing the neurophysiological effects of trauma, thus activating the body's innate ability to heal itself.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual counselling - £40 for each 50 minute per session.

Couples' counselling - £50 for each 50/60 minute per session.

Supervision - £55 for each session (1.5 hours)

(I am am able to offer longer sessions for couples if necessary at an agreed price).

I am happy to offer a £5 discount for NUS card holders.

I also offer reduced sessions for the unwaged/or low income clients.

£50 per hypnotherapy session (approx 1 hour).

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Sunday to suit.

Further information

The frequency of sessions can be decided by yourself but would usually be either weekly or fortnightly. This can be negotiated between ourselves if you decide to continue with counselling.

We will review the work we have done together every 6 - 8 sessions where we will reflect upon work undertaken and plan ahead.

I can offer immediate appointments throughout the week and weekends.

Branksome Drive
Salford
Greater Manchester
M6 7PW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

What Can I Offer as a Supervisor I’m Lisa, 52, based in Salford, married, mum to 2 grown children, counsellor and clinical supervisor.

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Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley