Lisa Markwell BA (Hons) - Counsellor & Relationship Counsellor MBACP
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner? Feel like your partner doesn't understand you?
Do you wish you could turn the clock back to happier times in your relationship?
Many couples face difficulties in their relationship at some time or other, and this can often be a stressful experience, leaving one or both partners feeling hurt, lonely or rejected.
Relationship counselling can help you re-connect with each other, reduce conflict in the relationship, and regain the closeness and intimacy you once had.
As a Relate trained counsellor, I can help you move from feeling stuck, to being more understanding of each other, and to find more successful ways of communicating, whether you are young or older, LGBT+, married, living together, or living apart.
I specialise in working with couples where one or both partners are on the autism spectrum (or Asperger's Syndrome). Having close family members on the autism spectrum, I recognise the need to adapt how I work to support clients with autism, and their partners in the best way possible. It is not a requirement for the counselling to have a formal diagnosis, as the techniques and strategies are formulated to support you as individuals, and the unique relationship you share.
Counselling can help with stress, anxiety, depression/low mood, or to improve self confidence.
Sometimes just talking things through, feeling heard and understood can make a significant difference. When I work with clients in this way, I am listening actively and responding empathically. Creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Together we might find new perspectives on things you may be feeling 'stuck' with, which can help you to move forward.
My initial counselling training with Relate has provided me with a systemic practice base to work with. This means looking at the whole picture so to speak, understanding you in the context of the world around you including your family, friends, work and relationships, and the influences these have on you as an individual, both currently, and from the past. Occasionally, these may be out of our immediate awareness, and this approach can help you identify any of these influences that may be having a negative impact on your life today.
I then went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Counselling Solutions which has equipped me with more solution focused techniques to support change and growth. This could be for example, identifying anxiety provoking situations, and applying Cognitive Behavioural techniques to help you feel calmer and more in control.
I work from a Grade 1 Listed building set in landscaped gardens in Beverley, with parking on site, and within easy walking distance of the bus and train stations.
Meeting a counsellor for the first time, or going to a new place can be a daunting experience for many people. I can work with you over the telephone, or via webcam link if this works better for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Currently studying MA Autism Spectrum
- BA (Hons) Counselling Solutions
- Relate Certificate of Proficiency
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate)
- Counselling Skills Level 3
- Counselling Skills Level 2
- Certificate in Understanding Autism
- Certificate in Equality & Diversity
- Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
- I have completed further training in;
- Working Therapeutically with Aspergers
- Asperger Syndrome: Working clinically with individuals and couples affected by the condition
- Twins and Relationships
- LGBT+ Inclusion Training
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Couples Therapy for Depression
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Pregnancy and birth
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Individual sessions £35 (1 hour)
Couple sessions £50 (1 hour, 20 mins)
Discounted rate for first session of £20 for individuals, and £30 for couples.
Individual sessions £60 (1 hour)
Couple sessions £80 (1 hour, 20 mins)
Discounted rate for first session of £40 for individuals, and £50 for couples.
Payments for venue sessions can be made by cash, bank transfer and all major credit and debit cards.
Payments for online/telephone sessions can be made by bank transfer.
I am fully insured and hold a DBS certificate.
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