I am an experienced Counsellor in Practice with over 20 years Clincial experience - working to support Individuals and Couples with a specialism in short term support. I am working online currently.
I am accredited as a Senior BACP Counsellor working since 1999 supporting people with all sorts of issues, of different age and backgrounds and from different walks of life... I particular specialise in supporting people with Anxiety, Low Mood and Self-Esteem issues and in shorter term therapy support. I am also a Couples Counsellor so I am experienced in supporting you as an individual with all the different relationships in your life.
My intention would be to help you through what may be a difficult time in your life, to help you manage life better, feel more resourced and to increase your self confidence and clarity so you can move forwards.
You may be struggling with a particular problem or that you've been feeling - lonely, sad, depressed, anxious, panicky, overwhelmed, flat, or perhaps frustrated or irritable a lot of the time.
It may be a relationship that’s failing or that you are recognising the same patterns playing out in your life. It’s possible you’ve tried coping on your own and talked to family and friends for support but you still feel stuck and distressed.
Counselling allows you to build up your self-awareness. To identify what is going on for you and to help you clarify the changes you want to make in your life and to talk through how you are going to be able to do that.
Over the years I have had numerous professional trainings in different therapeutic models so I work with a broad range of approaches - including Psychodynamic therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Solution Focussed techniques, Compassion Focussed therapy and Life Coaching etc, however my core training is in Psychosynthesis - an approach acknowledging the distress and pain of your current struggles but it also holds a wider perspective… what is going on here? why is this happening? and what in you may have the opportunity to develop in this situation? Therefore, what is troubling you currently, may be the very thing that can lead to a positive change, psychological growth and personal fulfilment.
In therapy we can sometimes reflect on the past in order to make sense of your experiences today. Understanding how your potential could be held back through your past conditioning and what you may need to let go of or to reclaim to be happier... The reason for spending some time talking about the past is to begin to make sense of why and what you may be still holding or what you had learned from your history. In having clarity around this you can feel a sense of awareness that can change your pathway forwards...
The focus of our therapy sessions will really be with where you are now and where and how you want to be going forwards...
I offer a warm and empathic listening ear to support you and together we can talk about practical ways to help you so you can live a more fulfilling, happier life - functioning in the way you want to be operating.
I work with people in:
* Short Term Counselling - to support you with your current struggles and to help you in an empathic and practical way to understand and accept yourself in more positive, helpful ways and to feel more able to cope in your life.
* Mid/Long Term Counselling - for historical and deeper seated issues.
To support you in:
* Understanding your Anxiety, Worries and Stress and exploring ways to manage panic and concerns. * Low Mood, Sadness and Depression. * Endings, Loss and Bereavement. * Relationship issues. * Childhood and historic issues. * Couples Counselling. * Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem issues. * Young adults (18+)
Most people seek couples counselling at a time when trust in each other and communication in the relationship has for the most part, broken down. It can feel impossible to connect to each other, to communicate, to understand each others needs and it can feel your connection has been lost.
It is possible that both partners have differing ideas for their ideal relationship future and as individuals you feel you cannot flourish and grow within the relationship. You may be thinking about separating or it might be possible this is an opportunity to grow into a new chapter together.... It can feel hopeless but also that there's a lot at stake...
it is possible to find new ways to connect and to look anew at the conflicts and differences that cause friction and distance between you both that can be so painful.
Couples counselling can help you both understand the dance happening between you; to give you the opportunity to understand each other; to give you both the space to look anew at your relationship and to learn some new ways of talking and listening to each other with understanding, compassion and respect.
Through Counselling you may find it is possible to reconnect and learn some new tools to talk and manage your differences or it may be a way to be more open about your needs and to see if you do want to have a future together as a couple.
Brighton BN3 :
Daytime Individual sessions are £75 (concessionary rate £70 is available)
Via Skype, Whatsapp or Facetime
Daytime Couples session rate £90
Shoreditch E1 Practice:
£85 Individual counselling sessions (£80/£75 Concessionary rate sometimes available)
£100 Couples counselling sessions
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY ABOUT AVAILABILITY PLEASE DO SPECIFY WHICH LOCATION YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SEEKING SUPPORT IN. MANY THANKS LISA
Training, qualifications & experience
After an early career in Psychology, I then trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis as a Counsellor and I have maintained my private practice since 1999. I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling.
I have worked in Schools, Health Centres and Children's Centres as a Counsellor and running groups. Currently I also work as a University Counsellor helping young and mature students with general life issues.
I have undertaken numerous trainings and use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as CBT, Solution Focused, Creative therapeutic approaches and Life Coaching but my primary training is in Psychosynthesis. This approach that looks at us as individuals on a journey - with a Body, a Mind and with Feelings. It is important to make sense of our past but it is also very much about looking at what is going on for you now in your present and reviewing where you want to be heading - to understand what might be trying to emerge through this process...
I have extensive Clinical experience working in both short term and long term therapy. I work for a number of Employee Assistance Providers offering Telephone Counselling, Psychological First Aid and Brief Therapy.
I have worked as a Trauma Consultant for a Resilience and Trauma Management Services Team going on-site to organisations offering Individual Counselling and Group Work to help support people over crises.
I have qualifications and numerous trainings in Couples work and Life Coaching.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues - between couples and family members
Coping with relationship breakdown and Divorce
Anxiety and and Stress
Trauma and Psychological First Aid
Addictive Behaviours - Co dependence, compulsive behaviours etc
Empty nest syndrome/Menopausal support
Mid life crises
Loss of meaning, finding purpose and wanting to engage more fully with life.
As a University Counsellor I have experience in working with young adults 18 - 24 years old with a wide range of issues.
From £75.00 to £100.00
Daytime Individual sessions are £75 (Concessionary rate of £70 can be available)
Online or Telephone Counselling sessions are taking place at this time.
Couples session rate £90
Shoreditch E1 Practice:
£85 Individual counselling sessions - Concessionary rate £80/£75 sometimes available
£100 Couples counselling sessions
daytime sessions for individual and couples counselling
CURRENTLY I AM WORKING ONLINE UNTIL THE NEW YEAR
I can offer a supportive and welcoming space to talk and start to process things through to effect positive change.
Sometimes it can feel difficult getting to the point where you know you want some support ...
I am happy to discuss over the phone to see if we can work together to support you.
Skype and Telephone Counselling Available after meeting once.
10 minute walk from Finchley Central Tube Station on the Northern Line (High Barnet Branch)
Brick Lane, Shoreditch E1 Practice
The nearest stations are Liverpool Street (Central Line) and Old Street (Northern Line) which are 15 minutes walk away or Shoreditch High Street Overground which is a 5 minute walk.