Lisa Woolfenden

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MBACP Accredited (Dip. Couns) Counsellor, Ind & Couples
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Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Hi, I'm Lisa, an accredited counsellor based in Knutsford, Cheshire.  I have a depth of experience working with emotional difficulties especially anxiety, depression, trauma, 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, couples, young adults and older children and have sessions during the day and evenings.

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.

Experienced using a variety of evidenced approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy; to help identify thought patterns, feelings and behaviours,  Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) which helps alleviate distress and memories associated with trauma, as well as phobias and other triggers.  I am also an accredited EFT practitioner (tapping) which helps limiting beliefs, phobias and can help regulate emotion. 

Experience working with anxiety, loss/grief, depression, relationships, trauma, identify, peri/menopause and those affected by illness, including cancer to name but a few.  

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

  • EMDR therapist
  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • 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
  • Addiction Awareness

I am an Accredited 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 am also a trained EMDR therapist - this evidenced psychotherapy helps alleviate distress and memories associated with trauma, as well as phobias and other triggers and has been recognised by NICE and the World Health Organisation (WHO)

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Eye Movement Desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), which helps alleviate distress and memories associated with trauma, as well as phobias and other triggers.

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, peri/menopause, retirement, health, sexuality, life transitions to name a few.


£60.00 - £105.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee for individuals is £60 per 1 hour counselling session or £80 per 90 minute session

My fee for walk and talk therapy is £65 per 50-60 minute session or £85 per 80-90 minute session (in Knutsford)

My fee for couples is £80 per 1 hour session or £105 per 90 minute session

My fee for EMDR is £60 per 1 hour session or £80 for 90 minutes

Concessions available for student counsellors

I offer evenings and daytime.

When I work

Please feel free to call to discuss availability.  

Further information

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.

I offer:

  • One to one counselling 
  • Relationship counselling
  • Online counselling
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Telephone counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) alleviating memories associated with trauma, and phobias.
  • Tapping - Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - helps to reduce anxiety or limiting beliefs.

Accredited 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.

Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Lisa Woolfenden
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