Lisa Matzak MBACP Reg Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
Hi, my name is Lisa and thanks for visiting my profile.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire. I practise in Scarborough, Malton and York and also see clients over video Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, and telephone enabling me to work with clients across the UK and overseas.
For many years I worked in recruitment, based in London but knew I wanted to do something more rewarding. I spent five years studying to become a Counsellor along with my full time job and from the beginning of my training realised this was the right career for me. I love to work with people and help them to reach their potential by supporting them, listening and understanding them and I am proud to say I have received excellent results helping people to move on with their lives.
I am extremely passionate about what I do and the most rewarding part of my work is seeing life changing results in my clients. I will support and guide you to help you understand yourself better and work towards achieving your full potential.
Here are some of the topics I have achieved great success:
- Stress-work related, personal, commitment etc
- Relationship and attachment issues
- Low self esteem, motivation and confidence
- Domestic violence-victim or perpetrator
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Bereavement and loss
- Health issues ie dealing with emotional issues connected to living with illnesses
- All forms of abuse
- Addictions and dependancy
- Loss of meaning to life, suicidal thoughts and lack of positive outlook for the future.
In addition to my four Diplomas I have received additional training in working with clients experiencing domestic violence and with addiction issues.
I believe that we have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help and support us with this. It is often very difficult to talk to people close to you which can make you feel lonely, confused or unsupported. At times like these talking to a Counsellor about whatever is troubling you may help you find better ways to cope and manage and to move forward in your life in a way that is more satisfying to you.
I will be here to work alongside you, to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that we can build a strong and trusting, equal relationship. I’m not here to advise you but I am here to help and support you to understand yourself better, so that you can identify what you want and need in your life and by working together help you move forward in a more positive way.
Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other.
This session lasts for around 30 minutes and is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised and nervous and more safe and relaxed. It is also a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.
It's up to you how many sessions you decide you need. You can receive your counselling from me on an open ended basis or book a specific amount of sessions that can then be extended if you wish.
I also offer life and career coaching which is something many of my counselling clients choose to work with me on after their counselling. This rare and extremely beneficial offering then helps them to set and achieve goals for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received five years counselling training and hold a Level Four Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I have also received additional training in Working With Addiction and Domestic Violence.
In my counselling work I combine concepts from person centred and psychodynamic theory. This means we work as a partnership, our relationship is very important and I encourage you to lead the conversation when it feels right for you but also guide you by asking you open questions which enables you to understand yourself better.
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) https://www.bacp.co.uk and abide by their ethical framework to ensure you receive the best possible standard of care.
I receive regular supervision for my counselling as required by the BACP.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
For client flexibility I am available in the daytime face to face in Scarborough, York and Malton and over video Skype, FaceTime, Zoom or telephone also.
I charge a competitive rate of £40-£60 for counselling for 50- 60 minutes,
I see clients face to face, by telephone, Zoom, FaceTime and over video Skype enabling me to work with clients across the UK and overseas.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you are able to give me 24 hours notice of your cancellation, I will not charge you for this appointment, and will do my best to offer you an alternative slot that week.
How do I get started?
Counselling is very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other. This session lasts for around 30 minutes, is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised and is a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too.
Please be assured, everything we discuss is confidential.