Lisa Hilditch

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Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18
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About me

Does your child struggle with expressing their emotions? Do you notice behavioural patterns that seem to impact their relationships or overall well-being? Are they finding it challenging to navigate school or maintain a positive self-image? As a counsellor specialising in working with children and young people (4-18yrs), I recognise the complexities of childhood and adolescence and the impact it can have on their sense of wellbeing and happiness.

I am an integrative counsellor and in sessions, I use a blend of talking therapies, therapeutic play and creative arts. This enables children/young people to express their feelings and thoughts in a safe and supportive environment, helping them articulate emotions they might not be able to verbalise. Sometimes a picture or game can say a thousand words!

My practice is child-centred, meaning I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where they can explore their emotions, thoughts and experiences at their own pace. Your child/young person is free to select materials or activities based on their own personal preferences, creating space for them to express themselves naturally and authentically. I provide a diverse range of toys and art materials for exploration, including sand trays, clay, stories, poems, games, sensory items, and drawing materials. 

My approach is rooted in attachment theory and neuroscience, as well as being trauma informed. I understand the impact that past experiences can have on current coping behaviours and how these may affect a young persons, self esteem, relationships, and learning. Whilst counselling can often focus on the past, it can also be about finding joy and meaning in the present and future. My aim is to empower individuals to take control of their own healing process.

By engaging in developmentally appropriate and enjoyable activities, counselling can help children and young people, gain insight and self-awareness, learn to articulate their thoughts and emotions, develop empathy for themselves and others, enhance problem-solving skills, cultivate a sense of self-worth, expand self-expression and interpersonal skills, and foster healthier relationships with family and friends.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Child Counselling
  • Certificate in counselling skills for working with children 
  • Award in counselling skills for working with children
  • Foundation Course in Play Therapy
  • BSc Psychology and Sociology 

CPD includes:

  • Domestic violence 
  • Neurodiversity 
  • Trauma and the body

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

Finding the right therapist is key to getting the right support through this process which is why I offer an initial free 20 minute call or online appointment. It's an informal conversation for us to see if we would be a good fit. There is no obligation to book a session after this.  

Further information

I am registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I work in accordance to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and am required to keep a high standard of ongoing training and development and have to attend regular clinical supervision to ensure I provide my clients with an ethical, safe, and professional service. I also have an enhanced DBS check.

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)

Key details

DBS check

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Lisa Hilditch
Lisa Hilditch