About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Struggling with family, relationship or work issues? It’s normal to find things tough at times, you don’t have to do this alone.

Starting counselling can feel like a daunting experience, but you have already made the first step by searching for a counsellor. My name is Lisa and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor with a BA (honours) in Counselling. To help put you at ease I offer a free initial consultation where I will answer any questions you may have and we can assess if I can help you.

I offer therapy with the Person-Centred approach at its core. This enables us to work together in a way that suits your specific needs within a safe, genuine, confidential and non-judgmental environment, to talk about your life and anything that you may be struggling with, finding confusing, painful or uncomfortable. This is achieved through working alongside you in an empathetic and respectful way whilst empowering you to make positive changes in your life.  
My approach is flexible to suit the needs of an individual, I draw on a range of models from my training and experience which may help in understanding your emotional history, relationships, the issues you are experiencing and the ways in which they are impacting on your life.

My passion for counselling is fueled by seeing an individual walk away lighter, feeling more free and excited to live their own personal journey after healing from wounds, trauma and obstacles that have been in their path, with increased awareness, acceptance and self-esteem.

I have experience of working with a wide range of challenges such as bereavement and loss, stress, anxiety, coping with change, depression, abuse, domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and workplace issues. 

I am a registered member of the BACP and work in adherence to their Ethical Framework.

I work from my private practice, Vita Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • Batchelor of Arts (first class honours) in Counselling
  • Fda Counselling studies
  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling
  • How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
  • Sex and sexual abuse and trauma
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic and sexual violence awareness
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mental Health first aid
  • Psychology and Therapy of addiction
  • Survivors of bereavement by suicide
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • GDPR

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£25 students and concessions 


I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments. 

Some immediate appointments may be available. 



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Lisa Tidswell

Lisa Tidswell