Lisa Williams BSc MBACP NMC registered
The Affinity Centre
29A Water Lane
217 Ashley Road
07769575951 / 07769 575951
Hello my name is Lisa and I am a qualified psychotherapist and mental health practitioner working both privately and within the NHS. I have practiced as a nurse in the NHS for over 24 years in a variety of settings and have worked in private practice since 2013. I am currently working in a newly developed NHS Community Service for Eating Disorders and privately in Wilmslow and Hale Cheshire.
Throughout my professional career I have witnessed how life challenges us as individuals and without the right support these difficult times can be even more painful to get through. I have seen the courage shown by clients when wanting to live a different way from that which their situation dictates and it is a privilege to be a part of the support that enables change.
I have found both personally and professionally that therapy can facilitate the change in feelings and behaviours enabling us to live a life that we find more satisfying. I believe that the opportunity to explore how we are living and personally develop ourselves is an invaluable experience that anyone can benefit from.
I like to think that I work alongside you and through talking about how we think, feel and behave will come to resolve the issues that may have been troubling or unanswered. Transactional Analysis and Compassion Focused Therapy are key parts of this work for me and I find that they provide a different way of considering how we relate to others and help us to view difficult situations with differing perspectives. I have found through my work with clients and my own personal experience that we all have the capacity to find answers and solutions to the challenges we face in our everyday lives. The therapeutic relationship is key to this and I like to find a way to work that suits each individual client whether that is problem solving, finding strategies to help in difficult circumstances or just being present and listening. The rewards of working with a therapist who you can relate and connect too is immensely satisfying, I have seen this in my practice and experienced this within my own personal therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a diploma in Transactional Analysis.
I also have an Honours Degree in Nursing and a masters level module in Therapeutic Nursing Care. I have been on a number of Compassion Focussed Therapy Workshops which also included a focus specifically upon Eating Disorders.
I have experience of working within the NHS and I have my own private practice. I have also previously worked with young people in a school setting.
I belong to two professional bodies the NMC and BACP and I am committed to maintain high levels of personal and professional development and I undertake regular supervision and peer supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sessions £50 per hour.
I have some availability for reduced fees on consultations. Please contact me for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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