Lisa Weaver MBACP (Accred)
Welcome to Open Wings; Offering Counselling, Reiki and Crystal Healing. Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
My name is Lisa Weaver and I trained in Crystal Healing and as a Reiki Master in 2004.
Whilst treating clients I became aware of the potential emotional shift or release and felt additional skills would benefit both me and my clients during this process.
I took a basic counselling course in 2010 and became so interested in psychotherapeutic work, I continued my training to gain a full qualification.
How counselling can help
From time to time life can be challenging and we find ourselves faced with change, loss or other life event that causes some emotional discomfort. During these times we may find great comfort from those close to us, yet feel additional support is required.
Counselling offers you an opportunity to express and process your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental relationship and environment.
How I work
I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in several different theories and therapeutic approaches and will combine those techniques depending on the needs of my client. Integrating different theories allows me to draw on elements of each, to best help and support individual clients and their current needs.
I work with loss, change, anxiety, depression, confidence, relationship difficulties and more.
My counselling approach includes the theories and concepts of; CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, working with thoughts, feelings and behaviours), Gestalt (resolution of past issues and experience in the present moment), Person-Centred (self worth and values) and Transactional Analysis (communication and relationships).
I have regular supervision to support my work with clients, my personal and professional development and to ensure I am working ethically. Client confidentiality is honoured throughout my work with individuals as well as during my supervision.
I am based in Bedfordshire and work from an air conditioned studio in Tebworth, near Leighton Buzzard.
The first step to making a commitment to your well-being is booking your first appointment.
An initial counselling assessment appointment is necessary to enable you to get a feel for what counselling involves and how it may help you. This is your opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have before making such a commitment.
Here we will discuss the practicalities of counselling and this time will enable me to make an assessment of your presenting problems and difficulties and decide with you, the goals of counselling and areas to be worked on in future sessions.
More importantly, this initial session is designed for you to make an assessment of your ability to work with me and does not commit you to continue with future sessions.
The therapeutic relationship is fundamental in your therapy and therefore if you do not feel that I am the right person to work with you, then it is important we discuss this to ensure you do find a counsellor you feel comfortable with.
What is Reiki?
Reiki allows a sense of calm and relaxation during difficult times and can aid acceptance, bring comfort and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.
The method of receiving Reiki is simple; the client remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) CPCAB
I am a registered accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy
I hold an Enhanced Certificate with the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB)
I have been a volunteer counsellor with MIND mental health service BLMK (Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes) May 2014 to August 2017, when I left to focus on building my private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£45* per 50 minute session.
*I offer a reduced rate of £35 for counselling students,
please contact me to discuss further.
£45 per 1 hour session.
Counselling is a journey of self exploration and can help with specific issues that may be troubling you. It can also be a longer journey of self discovery leading to lasting change.You may find counselling helpful to talk through difficult experiences, develop skills and self confidence, adjust to change, process tough decisions, reach understanding or acceptance, explore unhelpful thoughts, behaviour or relationships or face painful experiences from the past.Counselling provides a supportive environment to enable you to make the changes you want.
My non-judgemental empathic approach and gentle challenge can facilitate both self-acceptance and change.I work with loss, change, anxiety, depression, confidence, relationship difficulties and more.My counselling approach includes the theories and concepts of; CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Gestalt, Person-Centred and Transactional Analysis.If you require any additional information then please do contact me in confidence.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients Monday to Thursday; please contact me to discuss a mutually convenient appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am currently training for Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision with Langley Training (Mentmore) and shall be offering reduced rates for supervision throughout my training.View supervision profile