Dr Lisa Paul

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BSc, MSc, PhD, PGDipCouns, GMBPsS, MBACP, MNCPS (Acc)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Chester CH3 & CH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Lisa and I am a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer you a supportive and non-judgemental place to discuss what has brought you to therapy, so that you can start to work towards making progress with your goals. I have a long history of working with people as a psychologist before I became a counsellor, and have experience with many different client groups. This includes issues such as anxiety and depression, older adults with and without dementia, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, complex mental health conditions, neurodiversity and issues around LGBTQ+. 

As a person-centred therapist I believe that the key to making changes is inherent within us, but it can take some time to explore any issues before it can be identified. For this reason, we will work together as a partnership, rather than me simply telling you what to do and how to feel. This way, you are able to be your authentic self whilst we work together and make progress with your goals. 

It can feel very daunting to begin to talk about what is causing you difficulties, especially to a stranger. However, it is my own experiences with mental illness that have driven me to train and practice as a counsellor, so I will do everything I can to make you feel comfortable if you choose to start your journey with me. I understand what it is like to struggle, to try to make sense of how you feel, and decide where to go from there.

This journey can begin straight away, with just one small step. Contact me to arrange a free 20 minute no-obligation session to explore how we would work together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology with Clinical and Heath Psychology (1st class honours)
  • MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology (distinction)
  • PhD Clinical Psychology (Older adults with and without dementia)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (currently working towards an MA)
  • I have extensive experience working as a research psychologist and have numerous publications, as well as presenting my research across the UK and in America. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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.

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I have a limited number of concessions- get in touch to find out more.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have quite a lot of flexibility in my schedule, so please get in touch if you would like a time that is not shown as being available, and I will try my best to accommodate your preference.

1 Moreton Croft, Tarvin, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 8DY

Watergate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet
Dr Lisa Paul
Dr Lisa Paul