Lisa Waterhouse

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BSc (Hons) PNCPS (Accredited) MBACP
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Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11
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About me

Hello and a warm welcome. 

Life can be full of challenges and at times we can all struggle to cope. You might be here because you are hoping for some kind of change in your life. Perhaps you are struggling with experiences of depression, anxiety, bereavement, life-changing events or past trauma. You might find yourself needing help with your relationship, leaving you feeling stuck, rejected, unhappy, and hopeless. Whatever brings you here, my hope is that by working together we can bring clarity and insight to the things in your life that you would like to change, and help you to navigate a way forward that brings meaning and purpose in your life. 

I'm an experienced therapist, professionally accredited with NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society) and a registered practioner with BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I offer weekly sessions  from my counselling room in Spalding, Lincolnshire, as well as offering remote sessions both online and by email.

I offer you a supportive and confidential space that helps you to feel at ease, where you can talk freely about what is worrying you, what matters to you, and the experiences that have shaped you. Working together, we will explore, manage, and make sense of life's challenges and difficulties whilst nurturing hope and the potential for self-awareness, discovery, and the possibility of change. Counselling can help support you to find your way from the place you are in, to a place more authentic with who you are and where you want to be in your life. 

I have worked extensively with adults and couples in my private practice. I bring warmth, sensitivity and compassion to my work and I work with individuals and couples in a way that best suits your needs and at your own pace. I aim to support you to make sense of your experiences, develop a deeper understanding of yourself and empower you to overcome challenges in your life, whilst nurturing your emotional health and wellbeing for the future. 

I draw on a range of theories and techniques to support our work, including Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT.  My work recognises the crucial connection of body and mind and I have a particular interest in Mindfulness approaches and Somatic therapies. This approach allows me to adapt sessions to your needs and includes a tool kit of interventions to help you learn effective coping strategies. 

I work with a wide range of issues and I'm a trauma informed therapist working closely with emergency services and war veterans. Counselling with a trauma informed approach can offer you valuable perspectives and strategies to regulate your emotions and feel safer in the present.  Together, we will develop a toolbox of coping skills and resources so it will become increasingly easier to manage symptoms when they arise. This can enable you to be present with yourself in a different way.  I am also a professionally trained practitioner of the Rewind Technique and registered with the International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT).

When we first meet, we can talk through what is troubling you, how I practice, how therapy could work for you and if we may be able to work together. I will share with you some of my thinking and give you a sense of what to expect in our sessions.  At the end of the session, I will ask you to consider whether or not you would like to continue.  

It would be helpful to make all initial enquiries by email so we can book your telephone/first session as soon as possible, at an agreed time.  I am mostly in session, so unable to answer calls directly.

I am passionate about my work with my clients and counselling is not just for those who are in crisis. If you are feeling lost or uncertain, suffering from a personal struggle within or have lost the joy and pleasure in life, counselling can help. I would be honoured to hear more about what is currently happening in your life and how I could support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • Adv Dip Integrative Counselling (Matrix College of counselling and psychotherapy)
  • Rewind trauma therapy - IARTT
  • Gottman method couple’s therapy
  • Integrative trauma therapy

Accreditaion and professional memberships

  • Accredited Professional NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society) 
  • Registered member of BACP (British association of counselling and psychotherapy)

Experience

  • My experience spans across a range of different contexts and settings: I have worked for many years within several community counselling services supporting adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties.
  • I have worked as a play therapist and school counsellor in primary school settings for a leading charity and delivered workplace training on mental health issues.
  • I currently work in private practice and as a therapist for various emergency and frontline services. I have specialist education in working with trauma and PTSD and have a keen interest in current developments in trauma research. ​

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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Fees

£60.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

  • Individual sessions £60
  • Couples sessions £80

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When I work

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I am available during usual working hours, Monday - Friday. Please get in touch for more information. 

Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My counselling room is accessed via a flight of stairs, which isnt suitable for wheelchair users. Please contact me to discuss an alternative arrangement. This might be working together online or a room at a different location, subject to availability.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet
VSee
Lisa Waterhouse
Lisa Waterhouse