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Counsellor BA (Hons) Registered MBACP

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
  • Certificate in Psychology and Therapy of addiction
  • Professional Addiction Counselling Diploma
  • Certificate in Sex and sexual abuse and trauma
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic and sexual violence awareness
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Mental Health first aid
  • Survivors of bereavement by suicide
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • GDPR

i am currently undertaking a Masters in Contemporary Relationships. 

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£25 students

When I work

I offer flexible daytime and evening appointments. 

Some immediate appointments may be available. 

Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN31

Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, DN35

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom