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About me

I offer a non-judgmental space where I will offer support to work through what it is that is troubling you. It may be you are experiencing relationship issues, feeling anxious, depressed and may have been through some sort of loss or trauma. I have experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds around a wide array of issues. I suggest you come in for an initial consultation and experience what it may be like to work with me. Therapy is personal and not everyone matches our needs when it comes to finding a therapist. I am happy to meet and for you to decide after an initial session. I offer therapy agreements from short-term which consists of between 6-12 sessions and long-term which allows more space and time for issues to unfold and work on in greater depth. In the present situation, I offer telephone or online sessions.

I have experience in working with support groups, couple therapy as well as individual one on one.

Therapy takes place weekly and are 50 min sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am born in South African and spent many years working in the USA as well as the UK. As I have moved around, I have a wider view of different cultures as well as issues that affect one when we experience change. I started off my career as an Oncology Nurse and went onto Bereavement Counselling in the USA. I have studied with The Tavistock Center as well as Metanoia Institute in the UK and base my therapy in Person Centred as well as Gestalt therapy. I am a Registered Member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and an individual member of the UKCP. I work within the strict code of ethics of these organisation. I am currently completing a MSC in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialised in my early training in the USA in bereavement. I have worked with Cruse and assist in running Bereavement support groups at The Maudsley. I am well equipped to work with trauma and PTSD.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£70 - Individual

£120 - Couple


weekdays , early evenings

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Lisa Mainz-Goldsmith

Lisa Mainz-Goldsmith