Lisa McLaughlin

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(MA Ad Dip); UKCP
Available for new clients
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Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4PA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I provide a safe, peaceful environment to explore the many issues clients bring. After you contact me, we will arrange a 50 minute face to face assessment. 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 What’s App video call 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, couples counselling, 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

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of working with clients who are survivors of FGM.

I work with couples to explore relational dynamics, and discover what might be preventing a connected and fulfilling relationship. 


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions start at £60 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

My first available time slot is 8.15am. Please e mail me for further availability

Trellech House, Trellech, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4PA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is parking space available. Due to Covid I am not currently able to offer toilet facilities.

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