Lisa Woolfenden, Qualified Registered Counsellor, MBACP, Dip.Couns.
Hello, my name is Lisa, I’m a qualified registered counsellor based in Knutsford, Cheshire. Many of us have faced times in our lives where we have encountered struggles and feel overwhelmed, not knowing how to move forward or need help to find the right coping strategies for our needs. You may have support from people around you and gain comfort from this, although sometimes what you want to talk about may not be simply shared, this is when counselling could help.
You maybe experiencing problems such as anxiety, general anxiety disorder (GAD), relationship issues, depression, panic disorder or feeling sad to name a few. Counselling can provide you with a safe space where you can to speak to someone about what’s troubling you and offers an opportunity to be able to work together towards the results you may desire.
I have a calm presence, warm and approachable and offer you a safe and comfortable space where you can talk about whatever you feel you want to explore and work through. I pride myself on being real, honest and deeply empathetic and able to work with you at your own pace. I use a variety of different techniques which are flexible to your needs as I believe everyone and their circumstances are unique requiring a personal and honest approach.
Some approaches I use are evidence based including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which identifies your patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour and can bring about a more positive mind-set, helping problems such as anxiety and depression. Also trained to share the practice of emotional freedom technique (EFT) which can reduce anxieties, panic, phobias and offers a sense of calmness. I also work using creative therapies to help you explore feelings and relationship dynamics; especially if you find it difficult to express with words how you are feeling which offers you a different perspectives on yourself, your relationships and changes that you may like.
Whether you are looking for a safe space to talk, explore your thoughts, feelings or behaviours, relationship dynamics or self-identify then I will work alongside you during your process and adapt my approaches to benefit you the most, enabling you find and take away new coping strategies and techniques.
I have a depth of experience working with those who have been affected by cancer; including patients, family members, friends and carers and how this has impacted on them in so many different ways. Other areas of experience include loss, self-identify, generalised anxiety disorder, depression and self-worth and how to move forward or gain different perspectives.
I offer 'walk and talk' counselling sessions as located near Tatton Park. This is often very peaceful and provides a sense of well-being and calmness.
Please feel free to call me to see if we can work together on whatever is happening in your life. 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 1 Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
- 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 and trained as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor, which has provided me with different approaches which I tailor to suit the needs of my clients.
My practice is underpinned by person centred therapy and other ways of working include solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, creative therapy techniques, emotional freedom techniques and mindfulness.
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
- Childhood bereavement
- 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)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of loss including: self-identify, body image, anticipated grief, anticipated future, children leaving home; empty nest syndrome, retirement, and menopause.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
My fee for 60 minute counselling sessions for individuals is £45.00. I am able offer discounts when booking 4 or more sessions.
I can also offer 90 minute counselling sessions at £55.00.
I can offer concessions for student counsellors.
Please feel free to call me for an initial telephone consultation to see how we feel about working together.
- One to one counselling
- Walk and talk counselling
- Telephone counselling
- Skype counselling
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Located near: Mobberley, Lymm, Wilmslow, Hale, Alderley Edge, Prestbury, Holmes Chapel, Northwich
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