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Hello and welcome.

Life can be full of challenge and complexities, and at times, we can all struggle to cope with whatever that brings - we all have our own story and our own unique life experiences.  I offer a safe, judgement free place in which you can explore yourself, your past, where you are now, and where you want to be in your life. I bring warmth, sensitivity and compassion to my work and I aim to help you feel at ease so you can talk freely about your concerns, what matters to you, and where you can feel truly heard. Counselling can help you understand your emotions, relationships, patterns of thinking or behaving and the barriers in your life - those you are conscious of and those you are not. This awareness can help you find and address the root causes of your issues, heal from the past and learn effective coping strategies in order to develop a more enriching and fulfilling life. 

My way of being with you is authentic, relational, empathic and occasionally challenging you to consider an alternative perspective. 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 move forward to make the choices and changes that feel right for you.

I am particularly drawn to working with trauma and PTSD and I am a trauma informed therapist, with a commitment to ongoing professional development in this field. I work closely with emergency services, charities and war veterans to help you find ways to cope with anxiety and distress, heal from early dysfunctional family dynamics or trauma, become mindful of destructive patterns, and to find meaning and purpose in life.

I am also passionate about working with clients who are feeling lost or uncertain, suffering from a personal struggle within or have lost the joy and pleasure in life, feeling disconnected from themselves and others. It may feel as if life is spiralling out of control and these difficult times can cause a range of emotions such as loneliness, sadness, grief, anxiety, depression or not enjoying life as you once did.

I came to being a therapist through my own life experiences and I have a deeply felt respect for your journey. I aim to offer a space for you to explore, express and discover who you are and where you want to go. We all have within us, the capacity to create long-lasting change, to live bravely in our own skin and live the lives we want. In my personal experience, change really is possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, accredited with UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a registered member of BACP. I work with adults, young people and couples, and offer you a supportive and confidential space to work through the difficulties you are facing to help you achieve lasting, positive change in your life.

It is my philosophy that every person is unique and I work in a way that is flexible, to evolve over time to meet a variety of needs and concerns with each of my clients. My approach combines elements of psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic approaches to help you make sense of your experience and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. I am influenced by theory and research from somatic therapies, attachment, neuroscience, transactional analysis and mindfulness. I work with a broad range of presenting issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, abuse, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, low self worth and emotional overwhelm.

ABOUT ME

My training includes:

BSc (Hons) Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Adv Dip Integrative Counselling

Rewind trauma therapy - IARTT

Gottman method couple’s therapy

Integrative trauma therapy

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 also 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

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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

From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I work with individuals and couples.

I offer reduced fees to those on low incomes or attending a counselling training course. However, there is often a waiting list for these spaces. In addition, I offer significantly reduced fees for military veterans seeking Rewind Therapy.

I'm happy to answer any questions by email, telephone or text. 

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Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available during usual working hours, and offer evening appointments, subject to availability. Please get in touch for more information.

Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Lisa Waterhouse

Lisa Waterhouse