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Lisa McGinnis BA (Hons); PGCE; Counselling Dip; MBACP (Accredited)

Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
07923.416233 07923.416233 Registered / Accredited

About me

'Each moment is an opportunity to make a fresh start' ~  Pema Chodron

Hello and welcome.

Counselling and Psychotherapy offer an opportunity to explore concerns, challenges or anxieties you may be experiencing. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, unable to make sense of things. Having someone to talk to, in confidence, can help identify obstacles and facilitate change. My non-judgemental approach encourages explorations of your beliefs and values and also encourages your curiosity about different ways of being in the world.

How I work:

I practise as an integrative counsellor, although my foundation framework is psychodynamic therapy. This means I listen carefully to your previous experiences, your understanding of them and how this may affect your present life, your sense of identity and sense of belonging. I also integrate behavioural techniques and attachment theory into my work.

I work with you to help you understand that change is possible, and I accompany you on this journey. The therapeutic relationship is intended to be healing, supportive and sometimes challenging. It is an opportunity to take the time and to make the space in your life to reflect and gain insight, to experience that change is possible. At the heart of change is the process of understanding of oneself and honouring that understanding.

I look forward to accompanying you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP (Accredited)
  • Registered MBACP
  • Counselling Diploma
  • CRUSE Bereavement ABC foundation course
  • PGCE, The University of Southampton
  • BA (Hons English and American Literature), Echols Scholar, The University of Virginia USA
  • DBS checked/Fully insured
  • Trained to work online with video platforms and telephone therapy (BACP and The Open University)

I have worked as a CRUSE bereavement volunteer, worked at a hospice and worked at counselling service for 5 years.

Before I trained as a counsellor, I was a teacher and writer for 25 years. I feel counselling is a natural progression of the skills and experience I have cultivated working with people in education and the arts. I believe the common thread running through teaching, writing and counselling is understanding how people of any age perceive themselves, the world, others and how they relate to all of this. Everyone can be the author of their own story.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

I work with adults on either a short term basis (for example 6-12 sessions) or an open ended basis.

Initial assessment session are £60 and are 90 minutes. On-going sessions are for 50 minutes. The cost per session is £45 per session.

If you contact me by email, phone or text, I will endeavour to get back to you in 48 hours.

Further information

My office hours are Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2 - 5pm.

The Wessex Clinic
Health & Wellbeing Centre
21 New Street
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Lisa McGinnis BA (Hons); PGCE; Counselling Dip; MBACP (Accredited)

Lisa McGinnis BA (Hons); PGCE; Counselling Dip; MBACP (Accredited)