Lisa-Marie Dutfield

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Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy (FdSc) (MBACP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Romsey SO51
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to L Marie D Counselling - Are you finding your life difficult at this present time?

My wish for you is to have a sense of ease to be comfortable to talk and express how you are feeling.  By listening I will do my upmost to understand your world with warmth, patience, non-judgement and compassion.

I am open to everyone.  Clients come from many walks of life,  with different concerns, problems and all manner of emotional distresses.  These range from loss and bereavement,  trauma, childhood neglect/abuse, domestic/sexual violence, relationship difficulties, work-related matters.  To low self-esteem, confidence issues, a loss/confusion of self and identity, anger.  A mental health diagnosis like depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorders and many more.

Living with these challenging sensations can at times become very overpowering, overwhelming and exhausting to deal with on your own.  Struggling to come to terms with the impact of these from the past or your present.  It might be that you would like to change things in your life, a feeling of being ‘stuck’, or unable to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’.  Feeling unhappy or uncomfortable and aren't quite sure why?

The therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is "key".  An environment of acceptance.  If we can build a mutual,  trusting relationship, then we can move towards developing your personal potential.

I believe that every individual has their own internal strengths and abilities.  Helping you to feel able to explore and untangle your experiences and feelings to release and reveal these, your unique abilities.

Aiming for self-empowerment, self-healing, self-belief a greater sense of self-worth and deserving.

To work at your pace in a non-directive approach, this means free from advice and judgments.  The answers that are right for you.

I work from home:

Cherville Street,  Romsey, Hampshire SO51 8FD

I also offer Skype/Zoom/FaceTime & Telephone calls.

How can counselling help?

Untangling difficulties and areas of your life that are troubling you, so that you can become more clear and start to make sense of how you may want to move forward.  Friends and/or family maybe supportive, but it is sometimes difficult to confide in the people closest to you.

To make the right choices for yourself rather than being influenced by the outside world.

It can be helpful to talk with a professional, who is not personally involved in your situation without being judged or told what you should or should not feel about the way you do.  Because, it is all about you, your own experience in your life, in your own unique way.

I work in a way that respects you as an individual; your values and your beliefs.

How I work that can help you with your answers?

As a Person-Centred Psychotherapist/Counsellor, I will be genuine, honest, accepting and understanding within the therapeutic relationship.

The approach I use is known classically as Client Centred Therapy,  this was developed by the humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers back in the 1950's.

What to expect in your First Initial session:

Please contact me for an initial discussion over the phone free of charge.  This gives you an opportunity to voice any concerns and ask questions.  From there we can then both decide if we want to continue the counselling journey together.

If we both choose to go ahead, we will discuss a series of 60 minute sessions usually each week, and we can both find a mutually agreeable time and day.  The pattern of attendance can vary dependent on particular needs. 

This will be part of an agreed contract that I will discuss with you at our first initial appointment. Generally I work on an ‘open ended’ basis, meaning we work with your goals in mind, and a time frame that feels right for you.

PLEASE BE AWARE that an email response from me; from your enquiry can/could/sometimes does end up in junk or spam folders - PLEASE CHECK these.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications & Experience

I hold a Level 5/ Foundation Degree Equivalent - Diploma of Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.  A further certificate of proficiency passed and certified by the BACP.

I have worked within a supporting environment for over 25 years, starting in London as a trained Independent Supporter helping parents with their children’s challenging behaviour.  Particularly but not solely in the area of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).  This included my involvement and help running a group for adults too.

I became a volunteer for Victim Support, working gently with victims who had been affected by appalling events in their lives.

Two years as a Counsellor for MIND mental health charity.

For three years I worked for Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service (WSMS, Turning Point, Drugs & Alcohol) as a drugs and alcohol Counsellor.

I hold multiple certificates for training, and client work experience in sexual/domestic violence.

Drug, alcohol, substance abuse (including prescription drug addiction) and the understanding of addiction.  Mental Health Awareness. OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) panic attacks, GAD (general anxiety disorder).            Suicidal Ideation and hopeful prevention.

Complex Trauma (PTSD).

Expertise, experience and intensive training (regular and continuous) in:

DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) used to be termed as (Multiple Personality Disorder), DPDR (Derealisation/Depersonalisation), Dissociative Amnesia, Dissociative Amnesia with Fugue, DDNOS (Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise specified).  A member ESTD (European Studies of Trauma and Dissociation).

ADHD/ADD,  with additional characteristics and traits.  A member of ADDISS (The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service).

ADDICTION - Drugs, alcohol, prescription misuse.   

Professional Standards:

As a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).  I adhere to their ethical framework and code of professional conduct which assures confidentiality, equality and diversity to which I am committed. Any information held is in the strictest confidence according to the Data Protection Act.

I attend supervision on a regular basis to ensure that I am working ethically, and in your best interest. The supervision is my support and you will not be identified in anyway.

I attend regular training to keep my continuous professional development (CPD) and current practise up to date.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and fully insured with my own Professional Indemnity Insurance.

L Marie D Counselling – Please email, message or call me for further information.

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Therapies offered

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

DID: Dissociation Identity Disorder. Comprehensive training, certificates obtained and experienced. Advanced training scheduled/booked for 2021.

ADHD/ADD: (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention deficit disorder).

Addictions: Drugs, alcohol, all substance misuse including prescription medication.

Experience and in depth interest in CFS/ME, (chronic fatigue syndrome) (ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis My=muscle Algic=pain Encephalo=brain Mye=spinal cord litis = inflammation).

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Therapies offered


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Over the phone initial introduction:  Free of charge.

£55.00 per weekly 60 minute session.

I can offer a discounted rate for those who are unwaged, or on a low income and students.

PLEASE BE AWARE that an email response from me; from your enquiry can/could/sometimes does end up in junk or spam folders - PLEASE CHECK these.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon - Fri - 8.30am to a last session time of 7-8pm.

Face to Face/Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, and over the phone.

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Further information

Below (Areas of counselling you deal with) is a comprehensive list and can be specific.

Yet, with exploring some of these listed areas in therapy; your personal experience maybe thought provoking, confusing, disputing and perplexing. 

And for many, reveal an unexpected origination.  One that is unique to you, with an outcome that can be advantageous, encouraging and positive.

With this in mind - please be assured that I am very open and broad minded with ALL the items here and this is why most are selected.

Cherville Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8FD

Cherville Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8FD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is a possibility of getting a parking space (bay) outside of my house, or another, hopefully close by. Romsey does have many car parks, with 'short & long stay' options. I work solely from home.

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Lisa-Marie Dutfield
Lisa-Marie Dutfield