Lisa Megahey B.A (Hons) Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic I will only be working via telephone or Skype for the immediate future, if you require additional information regarding this way of working or wish to book an appointment please contact me.
I am a registered MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, offering Integrative therapies, Counselling and CBT services at my private practice in Southampton. I work with individual adult clients, couples and groups. In addition I am a Bupa Recognised Provider and Nuffield Health Associate Therapist. Appointments can be arranged via email or telephone. Please read further details here regarding the therapeutic services I can offer, or you can find detailed information on my website at: http://www.feelwhatyoufeelcounselling.com/
Seeking professional Counselling or Psychotherapy may seem very daunting and mind-boggling at first especially if you have arrived today after exploring various options without coming to any conclusions, or perhaps you already know about Counselling & Psychotherapy and therefore are seeking a new therapist. Whatever your reason is for visiting this website I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you.
Each and every one of us experience difficulties, however different at some point in our lives. At times it may feel like we are unable to see the wood for the trees. I provide a warm and empathic space for clients to talk about issues that they may not normally be able to share with others, who may be too close to the situation or biased in some way. I believe clients are the experts on their lives and so, by working with you I will facilitate you on your journey, by not telling you what to do, but helping you towards a deeper understanding of your concerns. When talking therapy is not appropriate I am also able to offer healing through therapeutic tools and creative mediums.
I am available for short term therapies 6-12 weeks, longer term, or one off sessions. Ongoing sessions can be booked weekly, fortnightly, monthly or flexible terms.
As an integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I draw on elements of different perspectives and provide a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. By working with you I use the insights and techniques of Humanistic Counselling, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this may give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. Below is a very brief description of the approaches I use in my practice, you may find these present in our therapy sessions together. These approaches build a strong foundation for our therapeutic relationship to grow in a safe and supporting environment. By using Clarkson's Five Relationship Model as a framework I am able to integrate these seemingly different approaches.
Humanistic Counselling offers a non-judgemental relationship between the therapist and client; this enables the client to explore what they need and want in the ‘here and now,’ and how they can reach this goal. Gestalt Therapy in particular focuses on the development of the client’s holistic awareness of themselves, their circumstances and how they live in those circumstances. During this therapy various therapeutic tools and creative mediums maybe used.
Psychodynamic Therapy focuses on unconscious thought processes which manifest themselves in a client's behaviour. The approach seeks to increase a client's self-awareness and understanding of how the past has influenced present thoughts and behaviours, by exploring their unconscious patterns. Clients are encouraged to explore unresolved issues and conflicts, and to talk about important people and relationships in their life.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works on exploring how negative thoughts and feelings can affect our behaviour and how different aspects of these can be changed to resolve a particular problem or issue
In addition to the above I also can offer clients Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, or Inner Child Therapy when appropriate for their needs.
My Past Experience
- University Counsellor
- Bereavement Counsellor
- School Counsellor
My Current Practice
- Independent Counsellor & Psychotherapist running my own private practice since 2010 called: 'Feelwhatyoufeel Counselling & Psychotherapy'
- I am a Bupa Recognised Provider
- Nuffield Health Associate Therapist
- Extensive Experience in EAP Work
My private practice can be found at: Bitterne Business Centre, 110 Bitterne Road West, Southampton. SO18 1AQ. This is 2.2 miles from the Civic Centre in Southampton and 1.4 miles from Bitterne Shopping Precinct. For travelling students my private practice is 2.2 miles from the University of Southampton and 1.8 Miles from the Southampton Solent University. There are good transport links - regular buses are available along Bitterne Road West and the nearest train station is located 0.3 miles away. There is free parking on site, further free parking can be found near the train station. The therapy room is situated on the ground floor. There is also a small reception for waiting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist (054551) - British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- DBS Enhanced Certificate
- B.A (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (Integrative) - University of Southampton
- Higher National Diploma in Counselling (Humanistic - Gestalt)
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Supervision - Open College (National UK Therapists Register- SFTR Accred)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person - Centred)
- Certificate in Bereavement Training (Eastleigh Bereavement Service)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Couples Counselling
- Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
- Art Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Eating Disorders
- Self Harm & Suicide Awareness Training
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
- Testimony Psychotherapy
- Sexualised Trauma
- Creative Counselling & Therapeutic Tools
- Psychopathology & Mental Health.
- MSc Social Work Training (1st Year Studied)
- Many Years Experience In Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Bupa Recognised Provider
- Nuffield Health Associate Therapist
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Ex-Military Service Personnal (Veterans)
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual & Transgender (LGBT)
- Inner Child Work
- Academic Difficulties
- Pet Bereavement
- Age Related Issues
- Menopause/Surgical Menopause
- Life Changes
- School Counselling. College and University Counselling
- Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)
Fees are usually paid by cash or debit/credit card at the beginning of a session. I accept all major debit/credit cards by using a Paypal mobile card reader. I also accept card payments in advance of a session via my website at www.feelwhatyoufeelcounselling.com or bank transfer. Standard appointments are 50 minutes in duration.
Individual (Face to Face Assessment & Ongoing Appointment)
Individual Telephone or Skype (Assessment & Ongoing Appointment)
Couples (Face to Face Assessment & Ongoing Appointment) Sorry No Current Availability For Couples)
Bupa, Nuffield Health & Psychological Providers
I have a different fee structure in place for client referrals please contact me direct thank you.
Group Therapy/Adult Family Therapy
3-4 people from £75.00 (60 Minutes)
Individual Counsellor/Therapist Supervision
£50.00 (60 minutes) or £75.00 (90 Minutes) face to face
Individual Telephone or Skype Supervision
£45.00 (60 Minutes)
Group Supervision 3-4 people
from £75.00 (60 minutes)
External organisations requiring therapies or supervision for larger groups please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Lisa Megahey's Working Hours
Monday & Wednesday 10am - 7.30pm (Face to Face, telephone and Skype Client Work)
My colleague Nettie (Person Centred Counsellor) works at my practice location on a Thursday and Friday www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/next2u-counselling-services