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About me

As a Counsellor and Life Coach it is my sincere intention to offer you a safe and confidential space, where you will be able to explore all your dissatisfactions and concerns and help and support you towards making the changes you would like in your life.

So if you are tired of the constant negative and anxious chatter in your head, feeling totally unmotivated and disappointed with life and feel this is having a very negative impact on your relationships, working life and life generally. Then don't continue to despair and find the solutions you need to improve your life and your current situation.

We cannot change what is going on around us, until we start to change what is going on within us. We are what we think, so if we think negatively we will behave negatively and attract negativity to us. When we are happy and positive inside we attract happiness and positivity into our lives.

Discover the empowering benefits of Counselling and Life Coaching and begin your journey of personal discovery to a happier life and a better version of yourself. Invest in yourself and create the most potentially uplifting and rewarding time of your life.

Face to face sessions are still available, please see "Any Further Information" for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MNCS (Acc) Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy - Member of National Counselling Society
  • MNCS (Acc) Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Couples and Family Counselling (Distinction)
  • Diploma in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management
  • Diploma Meditation Teacher (Distinction)
  • Certificate for Developing Self Esteem (Distinction)
  • Certificate in CPD for Mindfulness
  • Certificate in CPD for Dreams
  • Certificate in CPD for Adolescents
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills


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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40.00 for a 1 hour session.

£30.00 for NHS Key Workers with ID

Appointments available Monday and Tuesday day time and evening. Wednesday during the day and Saturday mornings.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday 11am to 8pm Tuesday 11am to 8pm Wednesday 11am to 5pm

Further information

Under new Government guidelines (please see Gov.uk - Support groups of up to 15 people 08.03.21) I am now able to offer face to face to face counselling sessions again.

Upon entering the property, with a face mask on (I will be also wearing a face mask) I ask you to use the provided hand sanitiser. You will then be seated on a sofa covered in a freshly boiled sheet so there is no cross contamination from any previous clients.

I have a big perspex screen (please see the photograph provided above) situated between myself and clients for safety and once we are seated clients, if they choose are able to remove their face masks.

Upon leaving the property I again ask Clients to wear their face mask (as I do) to ensure the safety of all concerned.

"I cannot thank Lisa or recommend her highly enough.  Her patience, understanding, honesty and professionalism together with her lack of judgement helped me reach a place where I could truly start to understand why I was going through depression and anxiety. Through her understanding and abilities in counselling, Lisa helped me work through my problems and regain a strength of mind that I thought I had lost.  Not only am I through the depression and anxiety but I also have a renewed vigour for life and a deeper connection with my spiritual side.  Opening up to a stranger wasn’t easy but what I have achieved by doing so has been so worth it."

Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 4AX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There are no stairs to climb to my office. Just a couple of steps to get into the property. Toilet access is also on the ground floor level.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lisa Simmons - Psychotherapist and Life Coach

Lisa Simmons - Psychotherapist and Life Coach