Hello, you’ve just taken the first step to making a positive change to your life.
There are many reasons why life can feel difficult to cope with, causing unhappiness, anxiety and depression. Major life changes can be a struggle, such as parenting, relationship issues with family and friends, divorce, career changes, retirement, coping with illness or the death of a loved one.
Issues from the past sometimes hold us back from enjoying our lives and sometimes new issues make life difficult to manage. The recent Covid pandemic may have added further anxiety to an already stressful life.
Some turn to food or alcohol as a coping mechanism, to then find they are unable to manage their consumption or cope without it. Others simply function from one day to the next, feeling overwhelmed, not enjoying the moments in life they know they should.
Working together, counselling offers the opportunity to take control of life and work towards a happier future - enabling you to enjoy the things which are important to you.
Counselling is available face-to-face, following all the government guidelines, in a comfortable counselling room, with over two metres apart. Please refer to the Covid Policy on my website for safety measures. Counselling is also available by telephone and online.
To help you decide whether counselling is right for you, please phone me on 07941 809328 and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Take care, Lisa.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons, First Class) Counselling Degree (University of Essex)
- Domestic Abuse Training
- CPCAB Level 2 and 3 (The Counsel House)
- Safeguarding Training (Place2Be)
The organisations I have worked for involve counselling people with a wide range of issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss, body dysmorphia, relationship issues, parenting, retirement, domestic abuse, addiction, anger management and setting life goals.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions cost £40, with concessions offered for trainee counsellors, students, senior citizens and individuals on low incomes.
The first session will be 60 minutes as I will need to obtain some personal information and all further sessions will be 50 minutes.
You can pay by cash at the end of each session. Alternatively, payment can be made by bank transfer before each session. Bank details will be issued on the first session.
If you wish to change an appointment, please give 48 hours’ notice to avoid cancellation charges. I will always endeavour to offer an alternative day/time if possible.
Concessions offered for
9am to 9pm Monday to Friday.
My practice is based in Billericay, 3 minutes’ walk from the high street and 12 minutes’ walk from Billericay Station. There is easy access from the A12 Brentwood, Chelmsford and Stock and the A127 Basildon. Free parking is available.