Lisa Williams Counselling and Psychotherapy
I've been in those places where I believed I was coping and managing my stresses and anxieties, but I wasn't. Accepting I needed someone to talk to was the best decision I made at that time. I felt understood and that it was OK to share all my thoughts with someone, no matter what they were, and not to be judged.
I offer a space for people to do just that, to be beside you and work together for you to find your way to live a positive and less complicated life. Together we can focus on what's going on for you right now, but also what's happened in the past, and to work out what you want for the future.
I use CBT as my main approach, where this can be as challenging as you want or need with sometimes the occasional homework! I integrate other approaches in my practice such as person centered, where the space becomes yours to just be who you need to be at that time.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience has helped shape the counsellor I am today. I have worked with prisoners and their families, with children in those families ranging from toddler to teen. I understand the impact of having a loved one in prison can have on all involved. I recognise the fears and anxieties, the feelings and pressures.
I have also worked with those who have experienced Sexual Exploitation, Coercive Control, Modern Day Slavery and PTSD. I empathise with the complexity that comes with these issues, and again for how it can impact on everyone. I have experience working within an Asian community.
On a personal level, I have experienced betrayal, divorce, loss and bereavement, debt, redundancy and health issues such as invisible illnesses. My experiences have contributed and enhanced my practice.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like me to help.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I believe its best for us to meet first , in the form of an assesment. We can chat about whats going on for you at the moment, and explore how we will work together.
This will be at a reduced rate of £25.
After this my sessions will be £50 for an hour, it can be reduced if you are on certain benefits but this can be discussed.
I obtained my BaHons degree at Sunderland University.
Please feel free to email, text or phone if you would like to chat or book a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday to Friday during working hours, from Stanley and Burnopfield.
Types of client