Lisa Russell MBACP (Snr Accred), BA (Hons), EMDR Therapist
I am a BACP Registered and Senior Accredited Counsellor (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). My theoretical model of training is a Person Centred Approach, however I integrate other models of therapy such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR and Transactional Analysis, therefore allowing freedom and flexibility to work in a way which best suits the individual.
I have practised as a Counsellor for 10 years in a wide range of settings including the Voluntary Sector, NHS, Primary and Secondary Education. Working in Primary Care Mental Health, Addiction Recovery Projects, Sexual Health, Womens Services, Hostels and GP Practices.
I have supported clients as they have worked to understand, address and overcome a broad range of complex issues including, addictive behaviour, anxiety, depression, stress related difficulties, physical health issues, bereavement and unexpected life changes.
The very basis of my professional work and the philosophy of my practice is about empowerment and self-respect, with a strong commitment to ethical practice, working within the BACP Ethical Framework. I believe that whatever modality used, it is the relationship with the client that is at the heart of the counselling process. By offering a safe, secure and respectful environment provides the consistent framework to improve self-understanding and wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling 2010
Foundation Degree in Counselling, 2009
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Supervision II 2014
Foundation Certificate in CBT 2008
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) 2018
Certificate in Family Therapy
Sexual Health (C-Card)
Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
Working with Male Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Dual Diagnosis/Mental Health
Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage
Dealing with Debt
Methadone Treatment Programmes
Transgender Awareness and Issues
Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships
Working with Interpreters
Working with Anger
What I can help with:
- Anger Management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- General counselling
- Health related issues
- Identity problems
- Mens Issues
- Mental health issues
- Personal Development
- Post-traumatic stress
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self Esteem
- Self Harm
- Service Veterans
- Sexual identity
- Womens Issues
- Work related issues
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daytime and some evenings