Lisa Stimpson Psychotherapist Dip Psych UKCP Accred, MBACP

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The Anderida Practice
Lower Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5EZ

East Grinstead
West Sussex

07765 860651

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The Anderida Practice
Lower Road
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5EZ

East Grinstead
West Sussex

07765 860651

About me

I offer a free initial 30 minute telephone consultation to explore whether therapy is for you.

Welcome to my page and I acknowledge your courage for taking steps to get support. We all have times when we are struggling in life and you don’t have to go it alone. From my long experience in the psychology profession, it is when we face a life crisis, disappointment, loss or lack of direction that we can experience an awakening.  Awakening to the fact that life is not about what happens to us as passive receivers of experience.  When we realise that we are active players guiding our life's direction by our choices and what we give focus to, things begin to change.  Have you considered how advantageous and empowering it is to develop your understanding of what drives you, limits you, inspires you, is meaningful to you?

This is what we can explore together.  My aim is to be alongside you providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental place to be listened to, supported and encouraged.  It can be poignant, painful, vulnerable at times; it is also frequently interesting, comforting and expansive.    Facing your challenges can  become the doorway to your deeper clarity, wisdom and self belief.

Developments in brain science are exciting and positive: Our brains CAN be changed and with the knowledge and practices that underpin my approach you can take control of your psychological well-being.

My Experience

I am an UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist with 18 years experience. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on your individual needs. I have worked for many years in counselling clinics in London, Sussex & Kent in addition to having a private practice.  Having been a mindfulness practitioner for 20 years I can offer you mindfulness techniques to add to your well-being tool kit.  I can also offer you cutting edge treatment for trauma (EMDR) which is a relatively quick form of therapy should you wish to explore alternative forms of treatment.

I work with adults and adolescents with a wide variety of issues - depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties, low confidence, loss & bereavement - to name but a few. I also run workshops for women following separation and divorce.

How I Work

a) Understanding Your Core Beliefs and Negative Thought Patterns: Together we explore how your core beliefs, often formed in early childhood impact your life as an adult.  A really common one is “I’m not good enough”, a belief formed when we were young enough to interpret any challenging situation as being our fault, because “there’s something wrong with me”. When we work with these beliefs we are able to transform them.  Negative thought patterns emerge from these core beliefs and much of the time we believe these thoughts.  I will guide you through techniques to recognise and "unhook" from self limiting thinking.  It is important to remember that alongside the wounded parts of us, we also have parts that reflect our strengths and qualities - even though you may not be in contact with these parts of you right now.  Our work together is to see clearly ALL the different aspects of ourselves and build on our strengths.

I use this example: our whole self is like a bus, with lots of different passengers (our different parts) and with one passenger driving the bus at a time. Different triggers and a different passenger takes over the bus. Have you ever noticed that a different part of you has “taken over” in certain circumstances? Some of these parts may be in conflict with each other which can lead to all sorts of stuckness and confusion. This is completely normal but the good news is that once we are aware of what is happening or who our various “passengers” are, we have choice as to whether to let that particular “passenger” take the wheel!

b) Releasing Painful Feelings.  Trying to escape emotional pain (through addictions or distractions) actually keeps it alive in you. The treatment I offer helps you to connect with it through the body and release it. This gentle way of working frees you from either being overwhelmed by the painful feelings or needing to bury or run from them.  It can be a huge relief when you are no longer at the mercy of these painful emotional states.  Greater choice and freedom become available to you.

c) Creating A Meaningful Life.  As you step away from a sense of limitation, you can turn your attention to some crucial questions? What do you want your life to be about? What is important to you? What is meaningful to you? What do you stand for? What are your values? How do you really want to relate to the world around you? What gives your life purpose?  This aspect of the work can be deeply satisfying, creative and expansive. 


Do you know what is driving the conflicts in your relationship?  Often our history and relationship experiences impact on our partnerships in the present.  Being in a relationship can reactivate old wounds from childhood and often we end up repeating the relationship dynamics we witnessed in our parents.

We also have differences in our values or ways of communicating which can drive rifts between us. My aim is bring clarity and openness to help you develop a deep understanding of each other. From this place of understanding, differences can be negotiated allowing you to reorient towards trust and intimacy if you choose to continue in your relationship with each other.


Many of us are over-worked, over-loaded and over-stimulated.  Being in nature offers a soothing, calming, re-balancing backdrop for you to explore your challenges and release difficult emotions.  Nature can become a 3rd party in your process towards growth and there is no easier place in my opinion to become practiced in the art of mindfulness.

I offer short or long-term work, face-to-face, telephone or Skype sessions.

Telephone 07765 860651 or visit my website:

I hope this has given you the information you need.  Thanks again for reading my page and I am happy to have a no-obligation chat with you to discuss how I can help.

I wish you all the best for your well-being and growth.


Training, qualifications & experience


Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy gained from Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)

Certificate in Counselling gained from Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London (accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)

EMDR Modules 1 & 2 gained from EMDR Extra (accredited by EMDR Europe)

BA (Hons) Warwick University

Continued Professional Development

Gestalt Therapy
Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness: Stress Reduction Through Awareness
Loss and Bereavement
Biographical Counselling
Landmark Forum
Landmark Forum Advanced Course
Vipassana Insight Meditation retreats

I have had a private practice for the last twelve years and currently have established practices in Forest Row  & East Grinstead.

In the past, I have worked in a variety of counselling clinics in London and Brighton.

I have also worked in a private psychiatric hospital and at a respite centre for the homeless and people with addictions.

Professional Memberships
I am accredited by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I am fully insured and have regular clinical supervision to ensure my work is of a high standard.

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Individual Counselling

Ongoing sessions: 50 minute session £60
Extended session - 90 minutes - £80

Couples Counselling
Ongoing sessions: £80
Sessions last one and a half hours.

I have a number of reduced cost sessions for those on low incomes and can negotiate for special circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Forest Row, RH18 5EZ
East Grinstead, RH19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 9.30am to 9.30pm Tuesday 9.30am - 9.30pm Wednesday 9.30am - 6.30pm Thursday 9.30am - 6.30pm Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults