Lisa Ratcliffe

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Counselling Registered MBACP
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Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, LE16
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About me

Hi, I'm Lisa and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic counsellor and have been working within mental and emotional health for over 10 years. The modality I practise is person-centred, placing you the client at the centre of any work that we do together.  

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling can help you with your mental health, emotional wellbeing and support you to work through difficult life events. We go on a journey together side by side, to help you gain a better understanding of what is troubling you. Therapy can help you work out new ways of approaching situations that you find difficult, as well as suggesting new methods to help you cope.

My Experience

My previous roles include lead counsellor where I managed the counselling service for a local charity and worked as a counsellor. I have also worked as a crisis café lead for another charity, where I ran a 'walk in' crisis service. I have experience working in a secondary school as a wellbeing and mental health support officer, supporting students with their emotional and mental health. 


Before deciding if counselling is right for you, I offer a 30 minute consultation either face to face or over the phone. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for how I work and the surroundings you will be in. During this appointment, I will complete an assessment to ensure that I am suitable to work with you.

Our first session will take place in my therapy room. Together we will complete our working agreement which outlines how I work, and what we can expect from each other. During this, we discuss confidentiality and the handling of your personal data. I will also discuss with you your expectations of counselling, how you want to work (in the therapy room, outdoors, a mixture of the two) and what you are hoping to achieve from counselling in more detail. I offer short or long term counselling on a weekly basis. 

Eco Therapy 

Being based in a country park gives me the opportunity to offer Ecotherapy. This is a form of counselling that takes place outside, either sitting in a quiet spot within the park or 'walking and talking'. This a great opportunity to embrace the outdoors or connect with nature whilst having your counselling. For some, it may also take the pressure off sitting face to face with their counsellor.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2016)
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2014)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2012)
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2011)
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (2010)

Further training

  • Couples Therapy (2024)
  • Introduction To Coaching (2023)
  • Ecotherapy: Walk and Talk (2023)
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling (2023)
  • Introduction to self-harm (2021)
  • Mental Health and wellbeing in adolescence (2021)
  • Prevent training (2020)
  • Psychological Distress in young adults (2020)
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness (2018)
  • Understanding Attachment Theory (2018)
  • Trauma Training (2017)
  • Loss and Bereavement Awareness (2017)
  • Working with victims of sexual abuse-unlocking, understanding & empowering (2016)
  • Finding the real self - Working with narcissistic and borderline presentations (2016)
  • Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (2016)
  • Understanding the impact of sexual trauma, victim responses and the perceptions of sexual offenders (2016)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free Consultation
  • 1-1 counselling is £45 per session
  • Couples therapy £65
  • Eco-therapy sessions £45 per session

When I work

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Further information

Lisa Ratcliffe is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She holds a Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, works in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework, and is insured.

East Carlton, Market Harborough, Northamptonshire, LE16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Unfortunately my therapy room can only be accessed by stairs and there is no lift available.

Lisa Ratcliffe
Lisa Ratcliffe