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MBACP Registered Counsellor for adults and young people

About me


Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lisa, I provide counselling to young people from 16+ and adults. We can work together for as long or as little as you would like. My therapy room is nestled in the chiltern hills. I offer video and telephone sessions online, so we can fit the sessions around your life and in the comfort of your own home. I have been a BACP Registered Counsellor for 14 years and have extensive experience supporting woman, families and young people.

I offer 50 minutes of therapy time that revolves entirely around you, so together with genuine curiosity, we can explore your life story. Your unmet needs, dreams, beliefs and values. Empowering you to find a way to move forward in your chosen direction. I believe only when a person feels truly heard, can they  begin to release past sufferings, to enable healing to begin. 

Young people 16+

I specialise in counselling young people experiencing anxiety. I passionately believe that a young person knows themselves best, and is the only person who knows what they need to flourish. I offer a safe, non judgmental place so a young person can share there feelings and thoughts. To celebrate the young persons unique identity, so they can live the life they choose with autonomy. I offer talking therapy, and invite the use of helpful strategies and techniques. These are tailored to suit the young persons needs. It really does depend on how you would like to work together and what feels right for you.

On our first initial meeting; myself, the young person and the person with parental responsibility, can meet to share valuable information that can be of support to the young person. Then the young person can attend the counselling sessions by themselves. We will usually contract for six sessions, once the sessions have been completed, we can review how the young person would like to go forward.


Adults

I have extensive experience counselling woman. We are in an ever changing world, where at times we can feel stretched and lose sight of ourselves. Life can be tough and challenges are inevitable at different stages of life.  There are times we may feel unable to find a way through the suffering. Experiencing feelings of sadness, anxiety  and anger.  In these times we may try our best to solve our problems, but no matter what we do, the feelings repeat themselves. Leading to further frustration. At other times we may feel tired of the constant battle for change, so we sweep our feelings under the carpet, to find that they have a annoying habit of getting bigger and less manageable. This is when talking ones feelings through with a Counsellor can help. To reassess our goals, needs and wants for the future. We are the only ones who know our own life story’s and what path we have already taken and what path we wish to chose for ourselves in our next life chapter. .

Training, qualifications & experience

In my early career, I trained and worked as a chef at sea. When I returned to England, I worked therapeutically as a Support Worker in homeless hostels and secure residential and educational settings. In the middle part of my career, I specialised in working with children and young adults as a Mental Health Support Worker. I then trained as a Integrative Counsellor, and begun working as a Student Counsellor in schools. I presently work as a Counsellor in private practice. Over the years in my spare time, I have run a selection of creative visualisation groups, to promote well being and creativity.

14 years ago, I undertook my training at the prestigious Iron Mill Institute, well known as being one of the leading counselling trainers within the uk. I am a BACP registered member and hold a Integrative Counselling Diploma Accredited by the BACP. I am fully insured and abide by the 'BACP Ethical Framework For Good practice in Counselling. Some of these courses include: ADHD/ ADD, Addiction, Attachment, Bereavement, Suicide prevention and Trauma. I regularly attend counselling sessions, mindful retreats and meditation classes to continue my own personal understanding of myself, in each different stage of the natural life cycle. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £50 for a 50m session. 

When I work

I am available in the daytime and evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays. 

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults