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About me

Lisa McDermott (she/her/hers) 

Hello and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. 

Reaching out for help can be difficult. I can offer an accepting space for you to bring your feelings and issues. I am a calm, warm and very caring person. I will work with you confidentially and respectfully, tailor your sessions to your needs and work at your pace. I can use a range of different approaches, including creative exercises, depending on your needs. I can also offer coaching, either as part of your counselling or by itself.

I have worked with people with many different issues, including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, life choices etc. I have experience working with people with long term health conditions, including Chronic Fatigue / ME, and with people who are neurodiverse. Before qualifying as a counsellor, I was a qualified registered nurse for 30 years.

I am a qualified Humanistic counsellor and coach. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their Ethical Framework. I attend regular supervision to maintain the quality of my work and ensure I am doing the best for my clients. I am fully insured and hold a DBS certificate. 

I offer sessions online and by telephone and have some availability for in person sessions. I work with adults 18 years upwards. Please feel free to get in touch by email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their professional code of ethics, ensuring your safety and wellbeing whilst working together.

  • Dip/HE in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling (Distinction) - University of Portsmouth
  • ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Eastleigh College
  • Basics of Counselling Course - Eastleigh College

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 per session (50 minutes)

Free 20 minute initial phone call

Southampton, Hampshire, SO18

Type of session

In person