Lisa McLaughlin BACP (Dip. Couns. BA)
I provide a safe, peaceful environment to explore the many issues my clients bring. When you first contact me, we will arrange a 10 minute ‘phone conversation which is free of charge, to make sure I can provide appropriate support for you. This is followed by 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, 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 - accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (The Minster Centre)
Through my NHS placement with Flying Start, I work 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.
I am currently working on research as part of my MA/Ad Dip Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at The Minster Centre, one of the leading Integrative Psychotherapy training institutes in Europe.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience of working with clients who are survivors of FGM.
Sessions start at £50 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The bathroom is up a flight of stairs. There is parking space available.
My first available time slot is 8.45am. Please e mail me for further availability
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|