Lisa Thomas, BACP Registered Member (MBACP)
Counselling can be effective for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and low self-esteem. Our sessions would offer you a confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your feelings. I offer face-to-face, on-line and telephone counselling. I can also offer 'walking and talking therapy' if this feels appropriate for you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have regarding how these might work in practice and to let me know if you have concerns regarding these ways of working together.
We could work together on a long or short term basis depending on what best suits your needs. I am experienced in working with all adult age groups.
Our first session would be an opportunity to meet and to start to get to know each other. You could tell me why you have decided to come to counselling and what you hope to gain from the process. I would also tell you about how I work and what you can expect from me. If you feel comfortable with us working together we could set an initial number of sessions. For me, successful counselling depends on the relationship between us so if you felt that you did not want to work with me there would be no obligation on your part to continue with our sessions. If I felt that you would be better served by someone with different skills to me, for example if I did not have experience of a specific issue you wanted to look at, I would also be happy to supply you with details of other counsellors I felt would be more suited to you.
Counselling can help you to look at your life and your life experiences which will in turn help you understand your reaction to certain situations and the patterns by which you live your life. As a Humanistic Counsellor I work with my clients without judging them; we are all products of our genetics, of our up-bringing and the circumstances we have found ourselves in, but underneath we are all humans and we all have value as human beings. Counselling can put us back in touch with our own value and our own self-worth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of BACP (MBACP).
I have a Certificate in Person Centred Counselling from UEA and a Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling from UCS, Bury St Edmunds.
As part of my BACP membership, I attend regular on-going training which has included working with bereavement and gender diversity. I have also run a Therapeutic Writing Group.
In addition to my private client work I am the counsellor for students at a college in Norwich and support staff members in a local school.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling sessions: £35 per hour
Some Concessions Available
Home visits, where suitable, rate to be agreed depending on client's location