Lisa Williams

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MSc Clin-Psych, BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip. Couns, NCPS Acc
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Cheshunt EN7 & Waltham Cross EN7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm a trained and qualified Integrative Counsellor & Therapist with over 10 years’ experience in the mental health sector. This means I draw on a range of therapeutic strategies, professional and personal experience to support mental health recovery. For more information about my qualifications and experience, scroll down to the ‘Training, Qualifications and Experience’ section below.

What brings you here and how can I help…? 

I understand that seeking support can stir up a range of emotions such as fear, anxiety and sometimes even a sense of reluctance as you grapple with the decision to reach out for counselling and begin to work through your pain or confusion. Getting started can be daunting! However, with the development of trust, safety, and warmth, I can support you through your journey.

At times throughout our lives, we can feel disconnected, hopeless and agitated, perhaps even nervous and on edge? This may be as a result of past troubles or present challenges.

In light of this, we can experience feelings of dread, stomach tightness, and spiralling thoughts that are scary and draining? We can spend the day moving from one worry to the next, trying to find solutions or ways to block them out. We can end up feeling numb, confused and empty, with no interest for life?

I specialise in supporting my clients find relief from their relentless, confusing thoughts and feelings no matter how big or small they may seem. This helps them develop clearer boundaries, improve their relationships and enables them feel more socially connected and confident without fear. 

Feeling fine one minute then frightened, low or stressed out the next is exhausting? This changing mood can leave you feeling overwhelmed and like everyone and everything is constantly triggering you?

You may feel like the only one who isn’t ‘normal’ or able to enjoy the simple things in life.

I can help you stop the fear, agitation and confusion in your body and mind, helping you find clarity by slowing down your thoughts, enabling you to feel safe, connected and energised …perhaps for the first time! 

I work with clients to unravel the challenges in their lives, bringing relief from the relentless confusion and self-doubt.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications 

I'm a qualified Integrative, Person-Centred Counsellor and hold the following Qualifications:

  • Clinical Psychology – Masters of Science Degree (Distinction) 
  • Psychology – Bachelor of Science Degree (First Class Honours)
  • Integrative Therapeutic Counselling – Level 4 Diploma
  • Bereavement Support – Ascentis Level 2 Certificate
  • Trauma Informed Practice - Certificate - Counselling Tutor 
  • Counselling Online - Open University & BACP Level 2 Certificate 
  • Fertility Counselling Foundation - British Infertility Counselling Association, CPCAB Accredited
  • Addressing Postnatal Depression - BPS Approved Certificate University of Exeter
  • Parent Child Therapy - Advanced Practitioner certificate (Ongoing) 
  • Mindfulness in Schools - Practitioner Certificate

Experience 

With both professional and first-hand experience of many mental health and life challenges, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my counselling practice. I’ve worked for over 10 years in the NHS, education and charitable sectors and for local authorities in a variety of capacities. Beginning my career in psychology, I have conducted academic research at degree and master’s level in the field of psychology as well as lecturing psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. At present I work as a Trauma and Addiction Recovery Therapist for a Hertfordshire based Community Interest Company. This enables me to draw on a rich and diverse range of experience to support mental health and well-being recovery.  

As a result of my extensive training, knowledge and mental health sector experience, I specialise in supporting individuals who are feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed, through working with both the mind and the bodily sensations associated with panic and distress. I have experience in helping people navigate these relentless, difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions. Together, we can develop skills and techniques that will help bring a sense of ease, safety and control, we can then unravel the reasons behind your feelings, enabling you to worry less and enjoy life more and feel safe again. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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Fees

£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial Consultation:                                                                                                            Free 20-minute phone or video consultation

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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I have limited availability at present. My current slots are: Monday mornings and throughout the day on Friday. Contact me for further details around specific timings. 

Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7

Unit 3, Stockbridge Close, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN7 6GT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Lisa Williams
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