Lisa Woolfenden, Qualified Registered Counsellor, MBACP, Dip.Couns.
There may be times in your life when you are faced with emotional difficulties and not sure which direction to take or who to turn to. Anxiety or depression could be all consuming and unhelpful thoughts become overwhelming. You may have support from those around you and gain comfort from this, although sometimes you may not be able to share what you want to talk about. It's times like this that counselling may help.
My name is Lisa, I'm a qualified registered integrative counsellor based in Knutsford, Cheshire. I have a depth of experience working with emotional difficulties especially anxiety, depression, relationship issues and loss.
You will be listened to, heard and regarded and by working together will help to identify your own resources and strengths so that you can work towards positive outcomes or change. I am passionate about what I do and feel privileged to work with people who trust me to share their journey and experiences. I pride myself on being real, honest and deeply empathetic and able to work at your own pace.
I work with adults, young adults and older children and have sessions during the day, evenings and weekends.
Counselling offers a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where you can talk to someone impartial about what is troubling you and by working together, can help you make sense of what is happening in your life, finding understanding and awareness, new coping strategies and techniques which you can take away with you as a 'life skills' tools bag.
I have experience working in an NHS setting within the Macmillan Resource Centre, counselling those affected by cancer; including patients and family members and how this has impacted on them in so many different ways.
Please call me to see how we can work together or to ask any questions about how counselling may help or visit my website:
Just taking that one small step to help yourself takes courage and I am here to listen and work with you at this particular moment in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate TA101 in Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Level 2 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner - Tapping
- Level 1 Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Tapping
- Understanding cancer in counselling and psychotherapy
- Awareness of telephone and online counselling
- Understanding grief and loss
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and trained as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, which has provided me with different approaches which I tailor to suit the needs of my clients.
To give you an idea about what approaches I use - my practice is underpinned by person centred therapy and other ways of working include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), transactional analysis (TA), creative therapy techniques, emotional freedom techniques (EFT - Tapping), gestalt and creative therapies.
I provide short and long term counselling within the Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre, NHS setting for patients, and those affected by cancer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as tapping. This practical approach can help reduce anxiety, tension and stress as well as depression,trauma, sleep and phobias to name a few. Tapping can also help with anticipated events, such as exams and presentations.
I work with those facing life changes and choices - children leaving home, relationship changes, menopause, retirement, health, sexuality, life transitions to name a few.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£45.00 - 1 hour counselling session
£55 - 90 minutes counselling session
Concessions available for multiple bookings and student counsellors
I offer evenings, daytime and weekends.
Please feel free to call me for an initial telephone call to see how we feel about working together and to give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.
- One to one counselling
- Walk and talk counselling
- Telephone counselling
- Skype counselling
- Tapping - Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - helps to reduce anxiety or limiting beliefs.
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Located in Knutsford, Cheshire and near: Mobberley, Lymm, Wilmslow, Hale, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Holmes Chapel, Northwich
Hours of work: Flexible, can offer daytime, evenings and weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please feel free to call to discuss availability. Daytime, evenings and weekends available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|