Lisa Hood Registered MBACP Dip Integrative Counselling
Greenstead Community Centre
Life-Force Counselling Centre
3 East Hill
07787 447010 / 07787447010
Counselling can enable you to express yourself and to be yourself. I will listen in an empathic and non-judgemental way, giving you space and time to support you and focus on your needs. I practice from both Life Force Counselling Centre and Greenstead Commuity Centre in Colchester.
If you think you would benefit from counselling please contact me and I will respond as soon as I can. At the initial appointment, we will meet to see how we can work together, and if so, we will contract to further work. I can offer short or longer term counselling in a warm and boundaried environment.
I practice integrative counselling which means the focus is on your individual needs. I deal with all relationship issues, as well as anxiety, depression, addictions and trauma. I have experience of working with a wide variety of different issues in my clinical practice. I am a registered BACP counsellor qualified to see clients age 18 and upwards. I have over 3 years' experience counselling a wide variety of clients in private practice which I am endlessly pasionate about. I also enjoy working creatively with clients as I feel this is a great way of exploring and developing a client's potential for growth in any areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied counselling and creative therapies at the University of East London and qualified as an integrative counsellor at Life-Force Counselling Centre in Colchester in February 2016. I am a registered counsellor and member of BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
I have experience of dealing with issues such as:
Abuse, anger, alcohol & drug addictions, bullying, bereavement, grief, loss, separation and divorce, domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse, including historic abuse.
Anxiety, depression, stress and mental health issues, low self esteem, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, health issues, work related issues.
Reproductive issues such as infertility, miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth.
Cultural difference, discrimination and refugee issues.
Special Educational Needs issues including Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a very good knowledge of working with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, orthopaedic trauma, post traumatic stress related to refugees from war zones as well as usual issues which present in counselling. I am very interested in the connection between mind and body and working therapeutically with this.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
My standard rate is £30 per session with a sliding scale for concessions. Please do ask, especially if you are a student, on benefits, single parent etc. I have a compassionate and inclusive approach.
I practise counsellint at:
Life-Force Counselling Centre,3 East Hill Colchester Essex CO1 2QL
and also at
Greenstead Community Centre, Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester CO4 3QE
Both venues are easily accessible by public transport and have car parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays, evenings & weekends. Other times may be available by arrangement.
Types of client