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Lisbet Michelsen MBACP

About me

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I offer Therapy with the Soul in Mind; provide a safe confidential space for you to speak your truth and be seen for who you are. I use an integrative approach to counselling, where I draw on systemic & trans-personal perspectives and I'm passionate about helping clients through life transitions.

There are times when everyone feel that they just can’t cope, perhaps going through a difficult life event or being affected by things that have happened in the past. At such times it may be helpful to speak to someone trained to listen within a safe and confidential setting. As a therapist, I will help you to explore your difficulties and understand the emotions behind them, as well as support you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself & move forward in the way that is right for you.

My approach: I offer a warm, safe and confidential listening space for you to explore at the right pace and depth for you. Using my knowledge and life experience, I support you to gently discover and awaken your full sacred potential. Together we explore strands of yourself that you have lost along the way and how these can be reclaimed. I help you to get in touch with your core within and find the stillness to hear the calling of your soul.

As we begin to unpack the often painful feelings that hinder your ability to thrive, I support you to get to know yourself and guide you towards you own inner wisdom. Sometimes we get lost in life and I offer you a space where you can begin to honour yourself and those you love, while journeying towards becoming more in touch with your authentic self.

Walk & Talk: In addition to the holding I offer in my sessions, nature can also offer an extended holding space where your fears, anxieties and griefs can begin to be unwrapped.

Often people avoid thinking about climate change / breakdown and mass extinction, not because they don't care, but because it's too overwhelming. With these issues being highlighted regularly in the media and terms such as 'climate change anxiety' and 'eco anxiety' being referred to, it is important to recognise that this is not a condition, but a real response to a dangerous situation. The more reality is distorted or avoided, the more anxiety builds up. This tells us that something is amiss and we don't want to get rid of these feelings, but rather find a way to listen to them. All is welcome here.

I offer Walk & Talk sessions in various landscapes near Frome, in Somerset, where you can explore what you bring to counselling while being held by the surroundings.

Hypnotherapy: I trained as a hypnotherapist after having been inspired for many years by the power of language, visualisation and guided journeys. I work with visualisation, journeying and relaxation techniques in a creative and holistic way, to help you bring greater awareness to your life and discover what's important to you. Together we look into areas you would like to heal and ways to bring changes that are in line with your values and the calling of your soul. I aim to support you to explore yourself on a deeper level, discover and promote aspects that allow you to thrive.

Grief Tending Circles: coming together and regularly paying attention to the sorrows that we carry, can help us to also embody the wild joy that longs to extend from our hearts. It can wake us up to the wonders of being alive and rekindle the fire within. All too often we live in a 'flatland' of numbness and experiencing our shared sorrows can support us to come back to life connection, as honouring our sorrow deepens our capacity for compassion.

Befriending our grief, opening our hearts to our deepest sorrows, helps our hearts to soften and open up to love. Opening and giving space to our inner selves nourishes our souls. As Oscar Wilde said: "Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground." There is no aim to fix or heal your grief, but simply a space for witnessing, holding and sharing.

I offer a free 30 minutes introductory session, which allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, share what issues you bring, clarify confidentiality and ask any questions. This also allows me to assess if Therapy with the Soul in Mind can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical guidelines.

I hold various qualifications including:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Facilitation for Life on Earth
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
  • NLP Master Practitioner & Coach
  • BSc Hons degree in Health & Community Studies

I have been, and continue to be, inspired by many different teachers and see my personal journey as a gift I bring to my work. I've been a spiritual seeker since my teens and feel supported by a regular spiritual practice, which helps me to stay centred, grounded, connected and in touch with my intuition. I aim to live compassionately and tread lightly on the earth, with respect for the interconnected web of life, during my own continuous journey to wake up and stay present.

I have been working with groups and individuals since the mid 1980s and am passionate about holding a space for people to safely explore themselves, gain greater awareness and find the stillness within to hear the calling of the soul.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including: life transitions, menopause & women's work in general

anxiety & depression
relationship difficulties
anger management
low self-esteem
trauma
stress
overwhelm
loss & grief
I'm particularly passionate about working with women

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopause

Ecotherapy
Ecopsychology
Nature based practice
Nature based therapy
Nature-guided therapy
Nature therapy
Psychosynthesis
Anxiety
Relationship issues
Depression
Coaching
Parts therapy
Abuse
Bereavement
Relationship issues
Depression
Panic
Anxiety
Low self-esteem
Low self-confidence
Angermanagement

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

My fee is £40 per session, which lasts one hour.

I have a limited number of low cost Counselling spaces available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Walk & Talk: In addition to the holding I offer in my sessions, nature can also offer an extended holding space where your fears, anxieties and griefs can begin to be unwrapped.

Often people avoid thinking about climate change / breakdown and mass extinction, not because they don't care, but because it's too overwhelming. With these issues being highlighted regularly in the media and terms such as 'climate change anxiety' and 'eco anxiety' being referred to, it is important to recognise that this is not a condition, but a real response to a dangerous situation. The more reality is distorted or avoided, the more anxiety builds up. This tells us that something is amiss and we don't want to get rid of these feelings, but rather find a way to listen to them. All is welcome here.

I offer Walk & Talk sessions in various landscapes near Frome, in Somerset, where you can explore what you bring to counselling while being held by the surroundings.

Hypnotherapy: I trained as a hypnotherapist after having been inspired for many years by the power of language, visualisation and guided journeys. I work with visualisation, journeying and relaxation techniques in a creative and holistic way, to help you bring greater awareness to your life and discover what's important to you. Together we look into areas you would like to heal and ways to bring changes that are in line with your values and the calling of your soul. I aim to support you to explore yourself on a deeper level, discover and promote aspects that allow you to thrive.

Grief Tending Circles: coming together and regularly paying attention to the sorrows that we carry, can help us to also embody the wild joy that longs to extend from our hearts. It can wake us up to the wonders of being alive and rekindle the fire within. All too often we live in a 'flatland' of numbness and experiencing our shared sorrows can support us to come back to life connection, as honouring our sorrow deepens our capacity for compassion.

Befriending our grief, opening our hearts to our deepest sorrows, helps our hearts to soften and open up to love. Opening and giving space to our inner selves nourishes our souls. As Oscar Wilde said: "Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground." There is no aim to fix or heal your grief, but simply a space for witnessing, holding and sharing.

Frome
Somerset
BA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Danish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is a flight of stairs to my therapy room.

Availability

Daytime & early evening appointments. Telephone & Skype sessions also available.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

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