Lisa McLaughlin BACP (Ad.Dip MA)
I provide a safe, peaceful environment to explore the many issues my clients bring. After you contact me, we will arrange a 50 minute face to face assessment, that will be conducted in my local doctor’s surgery. This gives us both an opportunity to assess if we are a ‘good fit’ and are happy to go ahead and work with each other. We will then find a suitable weekly time slot, and will start the process of weekly counselling, to be held at the same time every week. I am amenable to our sessions occasionally being conducted by FaceTime if, for example, you have a job which requires travel away from the area. However, ideally this shouldn’t happen more than once every few months. Some issues can be addressed in a shorter time frame than others, but this is dependant on the severity of the difficulties being experienced.
I have had experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, post natal depression, eating disorders, self harm, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse, survivors of childhood sexual abuse, questions around sexuality and / or gender, FGM. Alternatively, you may not have experienced any of these things, yet feel something in your life isn’t quite right, but you can’t identify what. Or you may find yourself making the same mistakes over and over again, but have difficulty understanding why.
My training at the Minster Centre involved years of personal therapy, which I believe is vital in understanding my clients perspective. I know how difficult it can be seeking out therapy or counselling, as well as how tough it can feel to do the work itself.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP and UKCP - accredited MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (awarded by The Minster Centre, one of the leading Integrative Psychotherapy training institutes in Europe.)
Through my NHS placement with Flying Start, I worked with new parents coping with the difficulties having children can present, as well as exploring historical issues that becoming a parent can bring to the fore.
Via Confer and The Minster Centre, I attend many further specialist trainings each year.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients who are survivors of FGM.
My first available time slot is 8.15am. Please e mail me for further availability