Lisa Maria Robertson BA (hons) MBACP
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I have varied qualifications and extensive experience working with many different issues that may prevent people moving forward with their lives and realising their potential..
I provide a confidential, ethical, non-judgmental environment for clients to build a relationship based on trust which will enable them to become open to exploring their difficulties and work through them. Throughout my career I have been able to assist clients to identify and challenge negative thoughts, behavioral patterns and beliefs along with gaining self-awareness, self-belief and confidence. I am privileged to experience and witness a clients journey as they progress and make positive changes in their lives.
My integrative training means I can draw upon various theories of practice that works holistically to bring awareness of how making a positive change in one area of your life can improve many other areas too. I believe that by gaining self-awareness and understanding that we have the empowerment to change and find tools to maintain those changes. Before seeking help you may not have been aware of choices available to you or how to start making changes. My hope is that with my support you will.
Areas of my work include:
- Family dynamics
- Domestic abuse
- Obsessive compulsive disorders
- Group therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Some of my career experience's have been working with people who suffer from addiction issues. I managed a residential addiction treatment centre for five years. Other work includes Women's Aid, The Annexe counselling service, private practice, freelance, life coaching, management, leadership and providing supervision.
I have a BA (hons) Degree in integrative counselling therapy as well a level 5 Diploma in management and leadership, a level 3 qualification in education and training. I have also completed a higher level apprenticeship in adult social care.
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
- Individual counselling - £45
- Family work - £55
- Group Therapy - £65
- Concessions for students available.
I am available on weekends and after hours. Individual sessions are 50 minutes. Relationship, family and couple counselling may vary in time.
I do provide a telephone consultation and assessment before sessions commence. At this stage we can arrange a time a day to have the initial first session.