About me

Thank you for reaching out today, I know it’s not easy and it takes great strength and courage to finally say, something's not working.

We often carry on as we always have, putting our doubts, worries, traumas, patterns and behaviours to one side, as life is often so busy for us all.

Yet as you know they do not go away, and sometimes something pushes us to say ‘STOP, I need to deal with this.’

We then often reach out to friends, family or colleagues, and although we honour their opinions, do we truly let ourselves be vulnerable within these relationships?

Are we openly honest about how we truly feel, or do we often water things down, as to not worry or upset those we love; and in all honesty how often do we sense that they’ve not truly listened or understood us?

Counselling therefore offers you that one true safe space, where you can talk openly and truthfully about you, and what you need.

You now may be thinking, how can just talking bring about change? 

And my response would be, when was the last time you truly felt heard?

Yet in the context of our professional relationship, I will hear you, as you will to, allowing you to slowly make sense of your difficulties.

And that genuinely is my philosophy of counselling and why I'm so passionate about supporting others; as when we truly feel seen, heard and understood, we have the ability to survive, renew and grow.

What to expect from your First Session
I understand you’ll have many questions racing through your mind at this stage; will I like them, will they like me, will I feel comfortable, will they judge me, what if....

So please let me put your mind at rest; I offer a free 30 minute ‘coming together’ session, which gives you the time to ask as many questions as you like, and decide if I’m the right person for you.

It also allows me time to explore what’s going on for you, and for you to talk openly about your hopes and expectations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency 
  • Currently working towards Accreditation
  • Currently working towards Level 6 – Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling (Trauma Informed Approach)

Additional Continued Professional Development

  • Trauma Informed Therapy 
  • Eating Disorders
  • Teenage Anxiety 
  • Adolescent to Parent Abuse
  • Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Honour Based Abuse
  • Rape Crisis Training
  • BACP Working On-Line

Experience

  • Counsellor with EDIFY – Adults, Children and Young People
  • Counsellor with EDIFY – Working therapeutically with Children in Schools

As well as my private practice, I have many years experience working within Domestic Abuse Services; consequently I specialise in Trauma Focused Therapy.

Yet my work is not limited to Trauma and I have experience working with a broad range of issues.

I also currently work in numerous Kent Primary and Secondary Schools, where I use a range of creative resources to support the children in expressing their thoughts and feelings. 

My therapy space is also fully equipped for children's therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I also offer a limited number of concessionary rates for Trainee Counsellors, and clients where the full fee may be a barrier for accessing counselling.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Grid House
Crown Quay Lane
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 3HZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Lisa Ward

Lisa Ward