Lisa Proudfoot - Counsellor & Holistic therapist - Cosca Registered
I am a fully qualified Cosca registered Counsellor and Holistic therapist with over 18 years experience. I have worked within a wide range of professional settings including the NHS, council run organisations, the voluntary sector & within my own private practice.
I believe it is important to find a counsellor who you have a connection with therefore I invite you to attend an initial appointment for half my normal rate, to help you decide if I am the right person for you.
My training is pluralistic with a variety of approaches to suit the needs of the individual person. Throughout my years of continual learning and personal development, I have been led to using more of an overall holistic approach which has proven to be successful with many areas of concern, particularly stress management and health issues. This concept of approach uses a variation of techniques focussing on the mind, body & soul.
What I offer:
Sometimes when we become distressed, life can present us with many challenges. We learn to cope by using unhealthy habits to suppress our thoughts & emotions or sometimes we become so overwhelmed by our thoughts & emotions that it can feel very isolating & scary. Is this something you can relate to?
I can offer you a safe, confidential, warm & welcoming environment to be listened to, understood & responded to without any judgments. This can help reduce feelings of anxiety & isolation when working through your process. I will facilitate you to explore any triggers that might be causing you upset in the past or present, allowing you the space to move forward to a greater sense of wellbeing.
I have expertise in the treatment of anxiety & depression, addictions, eating disorders, bereavement & loss, anger management, relationship issues, post natal depression, fertility issues, sexuality issues, low self esteem, suicidal thoughts, study/work related stress, childhood trauma and the effects from either physical, emotional & sexual abuse.
I also offer the option of massage therapies & healing to help decrease stress in your physical, emotional & spiritual body. I have qualifications in Eastern body massage, Indian head massage, Reiki, Energy & Shamanic healing.
I am Cosca registered and have public liability insurance. I also receive monthly clinical supervision with an experienced BACP accredited supervisor.
I deliver my counselling & holistic therapy sessions within private premises in the North of Edinburgh. On street parking is available and a regular bus service is in operation.
How do I get started?
If you think that you would like to meet with me for counselling or a holistic treatment, you can initially phone or email and we can arrange a suitable day and time. Alternatively you can find me on Facebook, Instagram or yell.com under my business name 'Release Therapies'.
At the first session we can discuss what you might like to get out of counselling or a holistic treatment, how often you would like to meet and any other relevant issues. It will also give you a chance to decide if you might like to come again and how you feel about us working together.
What if you need to cancel?
Please give me at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. Short notice cancellation will require you to pay for the session if you do not attend.
Previous Clients Comments:
”thank you so much for all your support and words of encouragement. It’s been a truly life changing process. Thank you for guiding me towards a happier future. I really appreciate all you have done.”
”I so much appreciate the support you have given me over the past few months. With your help, I have come to understand myself better than I ever have before and in that there is power. I feel the future holds so much promise and want to keep caring for myself, working on myself and growing. Thank you for everything.”
Training, qualifications & experience
- Cosca Diploma in Transactional analysis counselling
- Diploma in Eastern body massage
- Diploma in Indian head massage
- Master in Reiki
- Diploma in Energy & Shamanic healing
I am also currently working towards a Diploma in Clinical Reflexology
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic pain syndrome
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- £40 for individuals - 60 minute session
- £20 initial appointment - 60 minute session
A limited number of lower cost spaces for individual sessions are available for students or those on low incomes. These slots are morning & afternoon appointments.
- £30 - 60 minute session
I accept payment via cash only. Sessions begin on the hour so I have time to prepare for my session with you.
- All counselling and therapy sessions are confidential.
- I abide by the Ethics as set out by COSCA, which can be seen at www.cosca.org.uk
- I am registered with data protection.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 1-9pm, Wednesday 1-9pm, Friday 1-9pm, Saturday 1-6pm
Types of client