Lisa Walford MA(Counselling) MBACP (Accredited)

Lisa Walford MA(Counselling) MBACP (Accredited)



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About me

Thank you for viewing my profile. I’m an experienced, registered and BACP accredited Person Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I have a wealth of experience & expertise working with Young People (adolescents), as well as working with adults. I aim to help people understand, manage & overcome whatever the issue is that has brought them to counselling & ultimately improve their quality of life. My aim is to ensure that clients feel safe & supported to explore the difficulties they are facing, which is why I offer genuine acceptance, empathy & a non-judgemental approach. I have extensive experience in working both short term and long term.

I specialise in working with clients that have experienced or witnessed Trauma & Abuse, as well as with clients suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-harm & dissociative disorders. I have a proactive approach to therapy which incorporates, when relevant, psycho-education to help clients understand the impact that trauma has on emotional, physical and mental well-being. Where beneficial, I teach specific skills/techniques to help clients manage symptoms of their distress & offer a safe space for clients to express & explore difficult thoughts and feelings. I work with clients from 11 years through to adults, & where appropriate or requested, client’s families.

I work from a Private & tranquil purpose-built counselling room on the outskirts of Norwich with ample free parking. I regularly monitor progress to ensure that counselling is effective & beneficial for each client. I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development Training to keep up to date with the latest research outcomes & therapeutic interventions to give my clients the most effective therapy that I can offer.

To get started, just send me an email ( or give me a call (07307 859876) for a free, no-obligation chat or to arrange an initial consultation/assessment.

In that first session, we will meet to discuss what brings you to therapy & address any questions or concerns you might have. If you decide to continue, we can then arrange a regular time and day of the week that works for you.

I know how important it is to find the right counsellor which is why I offer the initial/assessment session (up to 1 hour) for £30 so that you can decide if what I offer feels right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Degree of Master of Arts in Counselling - University of East Anglia (2014)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Child and Young People IAPT Therapy Systemic Family Practice (UCL) 2018.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia (UEA) 2013.
  • Certificate in Person Centred Counselling - University of East Anglia (UEA) 2012.
  • Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills - (UEA) 2012.
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills - (UEA) 2011.
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling Theory - (UEA) 2011.
  • Foundation Course in Understanding & working with Dissociation - 2013.
  • CPD - Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - 2019.
  • CPD - Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment - 2015.
  • CPD - Mental Health & the Body: Treating Trauma - 2019.
  • CPD - Understanding & Supporting Children & Young people with Conduct & Behavioural Difficulties - 2013.

Worked as a counsellor with adults at a local charity that provides support for people who have experienced sexual, emotional and physical abuse - 2013-2014.

(Current) Working in Private Practice with Adults and Young people.

(Current) Working as a Youth Counsellor with 11yrs - 25yrs  for a leading Mental Health charity in Norwich since 2013.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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  • Initial/assessment session (up to 1 hour) £30
  • £40 for 1 hour session

Further information

Please feel free to contact me to find out more or ask any questions.

I can be contacted without obligation for a confidential, informal chat by e-mail, text or telephone.

For clients under 18 it can understandably be quite a new process to start counselling so I would recommend that the young person be accompanied by a responsible adult on their first visit.

  • I hold an advanced DBS certificate
  • I am trained in adult and young person safeguarding
  • As a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I am bound by their Ethical Framework

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

A very small step into the counselling room.


I offer daytime appointments Mondays, Tuesdays & Friday’s.

I offer evening appointments on Tuesdays & Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults