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About me

Hello

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.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

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 £50.00 per 60 minute session.
I offer a number of spaces at reduced fees to clients experiencing financial difficulties.

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.

When I work

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Further information

My Approach

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.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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