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About me

I am a Person-Centred Experiential Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I have a special clinical interest in how the impact of narcissistic abuse can be better understood therapeutically.  Alongside this, I have experience of counselling on a range of different issues including grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, abuse, trauma, relationship breakdown.

Finding the right counsellor is an important first step in your journey. My free initial consultation is an opportunity for you to decide whether I am the right fit for you and to ask any questions you may have.

I have had counselling with a few different therapists in my life. I understand how it feels to be on this journey, sat in the opposite chair and wondering how everything will turn out. In fact, my decision to train as a counsellor & psychotherapist was prompted by my own experience of having counselling.

I had no idea what to expect when I first started having counselling. However, feeling genuinely heard & accepted by another person, without fear of judgement gave me the chance to ‘press pause’, reflect and establish meaningful purpose in my life. 

You may have your own unique reasons for wanting counselling or you might not be sure what the problem is or why you are feeling the way you are. All of this is ok. Counselling is about gaining a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings, fears, motivations & defences. It's about helping you to gain more awareness into your life and find more growthful ways of living.

I hold warmth, empathy and positive regard for everybody I see. I practice in a culturally sensitive, ethical manner with the highest regard for my clients’ wellbeing. I always welcome any questions or queries you might have about my practice.

You should never feel pressured into making a decision when choosing a counsellor or feel obligated to agree to anything you don't feel comfortable with.  Take your time to speak to a few different counsellors before you decide what to do. 

Of course, I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and hold professional membership with the National Counselling Society as an Accredited Registrant. You can also find my professional profile on the NCS website if you would like to take a look.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy & I am currently undertaking an academic research study about the impact of narcissistic abuse in intimate relationships. I hope to learn more about how victims of narcissistic abuse can be helped therapeutically as part of my practice. The study forms part of a Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I hope this profile helps you to make your decision in choosing a counsellor. Please have a look around my website by clicking the website link on here or if you would like a chat then we can arrange your free, initial consultation.

Best of luck with your journey

Lisa

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters degree Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice: Currently Studying.
  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice.
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a special clinical interest in the impact of narcissistic abuse in intimate relationships.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My standard fee is £50 per session. However, I offer a limited amount of reduced fee sessions at £35 for students, trainee counsellors & people on low incomes. 

When I work

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My practice runs counselling sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. However, I am available for phone consultations and general enquiries 7 days a week.

Further information

I am trained as a person-centred, experiential counsellor and psychotherapist which is a therapeutic approach you may or may not be familiar with. What is important for you to know is that it is a well-established approach which puts your experiences as an individual at the heart of the therapeutic process. The focus of any type of counselling or psychotherapy is to achieve psychological change. However, change should always happen in your unique way and on your terms. There is no one size fits all approach in counselling and psychotherapy. The aim is to help you to achieve a greater sense of personal agency and emotional wellbeing. 

I also integrate other approaches into my practice such as emotion-focused therapy (EFT), focusing oriented therapy (FOT) and relational depth. This is because exploring how you experience and process feelings and emotions is a key part of my approach. Person-centred experiential counselling and psychotherapy can be effective for a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, grief, and trauma to name a few. It is endorsed by NICE and the NHS where a variation of the approach is used in Counselling for Depression (CfD). You can find out more about the person-centred approach here https://www.the-pca.org.uk/about/what-is-it.html.

There may be events or issues in your life that have created ways of relating to yourself or others that you want to explore, process and understand. This can include patterns of behaviour, emotions, thoughts, defences, motivations and crucially how you may or may not be responding to life's challenges. The agenda of the therapy is decided by you and can involve exploring issues from your past or present.  I will work relationally with you which means our sessions are collaborative in nature and the therapeutic relationship that we build together stimulates change. 

My approach encourages self-reliance, independence and autonomy. Whilst some therapies focus largely on management and alleviation of distress, person-centred experiential counselling and therapy is also a 'growth-model.' This means the aim of the therapy is to help you achieve greater self-understanding, expression and awareness. It can help you to reconnect with your authentic, inner-self and achieve greater clarity on growthful ways of living which are unique to you.

46 Lynton Crescent, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7NS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
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