My name is Lisa. I am a professionally trained Integrative Therapist. I work in private practice and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one to one counselling basis in a relaxed, peaceful rural environment.
I became a therapist through being a client myself and experiencing first-hand the positive impact therapy and the therapeutic relationship can have.
It is with this in mind that the foundation of my work is in seeking to create an empathic and non-judgemental relationship with my clients. It is through this co-created relationship that significant positive change can occur.
As an Integrative therapist I use a number of different approaches (detailed below in the Further Information section). I aim to create a safe and supportive space allowing you to talk openly about what it is that may be troubling you. I offer a place for you to feel listened to and acknowledged.
In the past I have watched clients lives become easier and less emotionally burdened, giving a sense of freedom and acceptance. Opening up new possibilities, perceptions and potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling through Iron Mill College in Exeter.
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling
Introduction To Counselling Certificate
I have specific experience in addiction, trauma, rape and sex abuse and LGBTQIA.
My learning is ongoing, as with all professional work there are always new and interesting discoveries to learn about being human.
I am a registered Member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical guidelines.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial 15minute free phone consultation, with no obligation, to help us decide if we wish to work together.
Thereafter, my fee is £45.00 per 60 minute session.
I offer a number of spaces at reduced fees to clients experiencing financial difficulties.
Sessions will be once a week. We will have regular reviews to see how the therapy is going. I offer short term or long term therapy.
Research suggests that the fit between the counsellor and client is the most significant predictor of therapy’s success, it is often beneficial to meet with two or three therapists before making your decision on who to work with.
I use an integrative approach with my clients. This means that depending on what you would like help with, there are a number of different philosophies which can be used. The ones I use include:
- Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory (Looking at how your past experience and relationship history may be affecting your present; acquainting you with the unconscious part of your mind.)
- Existential (Looking at what is going on for you in the here and now)
- Humanistic (an empathic and non-judgemental approach)
I occasionally use creative techniques with clients who are comfortable with such techniques. For example; drawing/painting/collage.
I am also interested in new studies around neurobiology that are highlighting the interconnectedness of body and mind.
The theories above appeal to me in my practice as a counsellor, nevertheless, I value the diversity of approaches available and will occasionally use insights from alternative approaches, if I feel they would help you.