Lisa Soda

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Psychotherapist/Counsellor, BSc (Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newnham GL14 & London W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

There are many reasons you may be seeking counselling, but I imagine you are wanting something to change. 

My aim is to facilitate a relationship that is tailored to you and created with you. This provides the conditions for you to explore challenges freely and safely which you may face, along with trauma or difficulties you have experienced. Counselling is not only about what we think of ourselves and our life but more importantly, our felt sense of ourselves and our visceral experience of life. Giving space and awareness to our experience is what informs us of what is needed for healing, growth, and change.

I am an integrative counsellor, meaning I am informed by more than one modality, although the core of my approach is humanistic. I believe each of us are on our own path through life. Therefore, I am open to working with those whose challenges are existential or transpersonal (spiritual/faith). 

Working with me you will not be judged, I am a personable and genuine person who cares about every part of your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapist & Counselling (BSc Hons) L6 - Warwickshire University 
  • Foundation Degree (FdA, L5) - Therapeutic Counselling | University of Gloucestershire
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies  | University of Gloucestershire
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills | University of Gloucestershire  

In addition, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework to ensure good practice standards.  

I have additional experience of working with clients online and telephone.
(Optional) "Dexter" the therapy dog is always on hand to provide a paw to hold during your therapy.

I also support the charity, Finding Freedom from domestic abuse 

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a integrative therapist, therefore, I am open and willing to work with whatever you wish to bring to therapy. With an integrative approach, I am able to learn skills from other modalities and blend them according to your needs.

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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information

I offer short and long term therapy, these arrangements are tailored to your needs with regular reviews

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have a flexible approach to sessions, and this would be discussed during your initial assessment. 

Further information

I can offer, evenings, week days and (weekends *limited*)

For those who cannot attend in person I am able to offer telephone or online sessions. 

The George Cafe, High Street, Newnham, Gloucestershire, GL14 1BS

London, Greater London, W1G

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Hearing induction loop
Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The therapy room in Newnham-On-Severn offers free parking directly outside.

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Lisa Soda
Lisa Soda