My professional approach whilst working with adults, young people or children is to be supportive and sensitive whilst we work through your issues and difficulties.
My name is Lisa I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, I have worked with many people from all different types of backgrounds, I have witnessed them find new hope and positive change through the counselling process.
I offer a confidential and non-judgmental professional service where a person can explore the issues that matter to them within their life.
I am trained in therapeutic integrative counselling, which means that I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for each person. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person, I offer both short term therapy, which is about six sessions and more long term or open ended counselling if its required. In my experience the importance of reviewing regularly with each person as to how the counselling is going is an essential part of the process.
I work from three different bases in the Thurrock, Hadleigh and Rayleigh areas ensuring that I can provide the right location and setting for my clients
I also offer counselling for couples and work in an impartial way, allowing each partner to be heard. Whilst I am not invested in any particular outcome, I have often found that through counselling, couples have found new, caring and happier ways of being together.
Children and young people:
With younger children I use therapeutic play as this is a very natural way for them to express themselves. In a trusted environment it can enable them to explore and make sense of their experience of life and help them develop towards their potential.
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their ethical frameworks. I also have full professional indemnity insurance and am committed to ongoing personal and professional development.
In my counselling service, I aim to give you or your child an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do, and to support you to find your own ways forward in the situations that you face whether this is in your current situation or from past memories and experiences.
Understandably, finding a counsellor can sometimes be a daunting experience so please be assured of an sympathetic response if you get in touch with me. For an appointment or simply to find out more about counselling and the service I provide, please feel free to contact me on my confidential mobile 07525 858625 or email me at email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Victoria Counselling, in Southend, Essex and am currently studying my 2nd year Masters in Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents at Essex University (you can see my qualifications listed below).
I currently work for an organisation where I counsel people who have experienced trauma and loss, miscarraige, still birth, relationship issues, school refusal, depression and anxiety.
My counselling qualifications include:
- Practitioners Dip. Integrative Counselling.
- Cert Creative Therapy.
- Adv Dip in Counselling,
- Cert Counselling Skills.
- Cert in Counselling Supervision.
- Level 3 Training for Professionals working with Children and Young People.
- Certs in Counselling Children and Young People.
- Level 3 Working with Parents.
- Cert Substance Misuse.
- Cert Supporting Families in the Community.
- Safeguarding for both Vulnerable Adults and Children.
I have over 15 years experience in working with children, young people and adults in a variety of different environments e.g. mental health schools, nurseries, colleges and children’s centres
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you feel you would like to meet with me before committing to working with me I offer an initial meeting, to answer any questions you may have. This will not be a therapy session but an opportunity to see how comfortable you feel talking to me. We can then discuss your needs and think about the best way in which we can work together or if needed how I can help you to be referred to the appropriate service for you and/or your child.
Initial Meetings take between 1 - 2 hours. Counselling Sessions are 50 minutes per session.
Initial Meetings £30.00 per hour
Counselling Sessions @ £35.00 per session
Schools and Colleges £50.00 per session including travel
Other Organisations £50.00 per session including travel
My fees are negotiable in certain circumstances.
I work with children aged 5+, young people and adults. I work evenings from 4:00pm - 9:00pm and can be flexible during day time hours. I work weekends from 9:00am