Lisa Haydon-Bennett MSc Accredited Registered Member BACP
07813 779667 / 07813 779667
Do you feel anxious and depressed? Are you struggling to keep your head above water? Maybe your relationships maybe at work, at home, with friends are suffering too? The majority if not all of the work I do is centred around your relationships including the one with yourself. The broader goal of many of my clients is often the same - to make sense of things so they can move forward.
I specialise in working with survivors of childhood abuse who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss. I am trained to help you better understand the things that might be affecting you. I support you to better understand the root of your depression, anxiety, relationship worries, work worries or whatever else is on your mind.
I do this by integrating different approaches according to your needs. Essentially together we will look back to see what has been happening in your life, to identify why you might be thinking, feeling and behaving the way you do, to work on how to adapt these patterns to move forward. The moving forward bit is key. Therapy can help you to make sense of things so you can move forward, be free from those underlying worries and live a more peaceful and fulfilled life. I won't just sit there and say nothing either! Although therapy isn't about giving advice what I can do is give you information and feedback and show you different ways of looking at things.
It's important that you find the right therapist - I am happy to meet with you free of charge for a 30 minute chat (either face to face or over the phone) to discuss what might be worrying you and an opportunity for you to hear more about how therapy might work for you.
Sessions are 50 - 60 minutes and usually weekly but can be arranged to suit your needs either at your home or one of the locations I work in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience supervising, managing, coaching and mentoring individuals, helping them to realise their potential.
I have over 8 years specialist experience working with survivors of childhood abuse and current abuse (including sexual and domestic abuse)
I spent 5 years as the Director of a Domestic abuse charity providing clinical and management supervision to a wide range of professionals including support workers, counsellors and art therapists.
I currently deliver High intensity Counselling within an IAPT service supporting clients with common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem often linked to grief, loss, trauma, abuse, neglect.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist and offering EMDR therapy. A specialist approach, which can help to reduce the impact of recent and or historical trauma. It also works with anxiety and phobias in a distinct systematic way.
I have a MSc (Distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy integrating Person centred, Attachment and CBT theories and approaches (this course was accredited by the BACP)
Prior to this I gained a Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred counselling with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Abuse is not just about sexual or physical violence. The impact of emotional and psychological abuse leaves much longer lasting scars and issues for individuals. Witnessing unhealthy and abusive relationships in childhood can influence the way we think and feel about ourselves. I can support you to unpick this and make sense of it so you don't repeat the patterns and fall into the same traps.
Free 30 minute consultation either over the phone or in person to give you the chance to check if you would like to work with me
Usual fee is £50 for a 60 minute session
Concessions for low income households please do ask as I am open to discussing this
Concessions for students requiring therapy as part of their studies £40 for 60 minutes
I am an EMDR therapist qualified through EMDR Europe and am now offering this very unique approach. Please enquire for more details.
Whilst EMDR is NOT a shortcut it does offer you the opportunity to process your anxiety and or trauma without having to speak too much about your experience if you wish. This can be reassuring for people to know if they fear opening up in therapy. You will however need to share information about your past so we can establish if it's safe to work together in this way. We can talk more about this when we meet.
This is a useful like to Youtube to find out more about it.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available to suit your availability by arrangement
Types of client