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-judgemental space to explore your feelings in a safe environment.
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 and I am happy to work with individuals and couples.
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 the counsellor at a local Children's Centre working with the parents of school age children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Counselling sessions: £35 per hour
Couple Counselling: £45 per hour
Some Concessions Available
Home visits, where suitable, rate to be agreed depending on client's location
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Some weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|