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About me

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)                                                                                                                 
Suicide Intervention                                                                                                       
Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence                                                               
Working with Male Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse                                    Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Safeguarding Children                                                                                                   
Dual Diagnosis/Mental Health         

Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage                                                                        
Dealing with Debt                                                                                                         
Alcohol Awareness                                                                                                                 
Drug Awareness                                                                                                            
Methadone Treatment Programmes                                                                                     
Transgender Awareness and Issues                                                                               
Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships                                                                                 
Working with Interpreters

Working with Anger

What I can help with:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Eating disorders
  • General counselling
  • Health related issues
  • Identity problems
  • Loss
  • Mens Issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Obsessions
  • OCD
  • Personal Development
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Pregnancy related issues
  • Redundancy
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Service Veterans
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Womens Issues
  • Work related issues

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Additional information

Counselling £50 per session
EMDR £65 per session


Daytime and some evenings

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Lisa Russell MBACP (Snr Accred), BA (Hons), EMDR Therapist

Lisa Russell MBACP (Snr Accred), BA (Hons), EMDR Therapist