Hello, my name is Lisa and I run Hopfield Counselling.
I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist which means that I work in a way that is individual to you, not in a prescriptive, pre-meditated way but in a way that lets me utilise my skills and experience to help you face life challenges.
I have also undergone training to enable me to utilise Hypnotherapy within my work as a psychotherapist adding another layer to the work we can do together.
I offer both short and long term counselling for adults, adolescents and children working from a light and airy garden room. My practice offers a safe space to explore what's troubling your life as many of us at some stage can feel stressed, anxious, confused, isolated, angry or alone.
Having someone impartial to really listen and walk in your world with you can give you the space and time to get some perspective and understanding. It can provide you with the time to investigate what is troubling your life at the moment and assist you to look for new ways to manage those difficulties. As counselling is not a directive process we work together to find new ways of coping and make life changes.
I have also undergone training to work with couples, investigating what is happening within relationships, establish what the difficulties may be, providing both people in the relationship with the chance to communicate a be heard in a non-judgemental and safe environment.
As well as working in private practice I have experience of working in the charitable sector .
I am proud to work as a counsellor in the charitable sector. I work for The Matthew Hackney Foundation which is a local charity providing counselling services to local primary and secondary schools. I work with children and teenagers covering a variety of issues in a school environment helping them to overcome anxiety, depression, self harm, stress and the like.
I am privileged to also work as a Counsellor for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice where I am a therapist for both life limited patients as well as families of the bereaved. In addition to being a one to one counsellor I have also run Footsteps, a bereavement group for children aged 5 to 12 years.
My practice is based in Byfleet and offers free on-street parking, My practice is easily accessible from Woking, Weybridge, Addlestone, New Haw, West Byfleet and is within a 15-20 minute walk of West Byfleet and Byfleet and New Haw railway station.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision and am able to offer supervisory sessions.
As an accredited therapist I am also able to offer counselling to students undertaking their counselling qualifications and offer discounted rates for this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA Hons in Counselling and an FdSc in Integrative Counselling.
I am a registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision.
Hypnosis for Psychotherapist from National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
CACHE Level 2 in Understanding Autism
I work with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, life changes, depression and anger. I also have extensive experience of volunteering for a local Hospice offering bereavement counselling to adults and children as well as working with Life Limited patients.
I also work as a counsellor for the Matthew Hackney Foundation. The foundation is a local charity who offer counselling in primary and secondary schools across the local area.
In tandem of working in private practice with adults, couples, children and adolescents I work with a variety of local schools again counselling children in need.
In addition to my degree I have also attended courses in:
- Working with Suicide
- Working with Life Limited Patients
- Attachment and Wellbeing
- Working Creatively
- Self Harm
- Working with Couples
- Trauma and Attachment
- The Process of Dying
- Sexual Abuse and Trauma
- Trauma and Dissociation
- Working With Trauma
- Gestalt - Two Chairs, Two Approaches
- Family scripts
- Affective Neuroscience
- Working With Shame
- Working With Dissociative Disorders
Children Specific Courses:
- Sexual Abuse and Trauma
- Advanced Communication and Understanding Children
- Building Resilience in Children
- Managing Children’s Behaviour
- Life Story Work
- Ensuring Safer Care
- Safeguarding Children
- Working with Children in Grief
- Teach the Teacher - How to work with bereaved children
- Attachment, Trauma and Relationships
- Development Trauma and Attachment
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Awareness
- Connecting With Children Using Pace
- Working Together to Support Children in Schools
- CACHE Level 2 in Understanding Autism
- caring for and safeguarding trafficked children
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
Concessions offered for
£60 for one to one sessions of 50 minutes.
£90 for couples sessions of 90 minutes.
Counselling Student discounts are available at £45 per session.
Supervision - £60 for individual sessions of 1 hour
Some concessions appointments available.
Availability changes regularly but I offer day, evening as well as some weekend appointments
Face to face counselling is preferred but On-line and telephone counselling is available.
Payment can be accepted via cash or BACS.