Who am I?
Welcome, I'm Lisette. I am an experienced registered counsellor. I bring myself to my practice which means I work with integrity, honesty and respect. I aim to provide you with a safe and open environment, filled with support, compassion and understanding so that you are given freedom to explore whatever you feel is needed.
I have over 15 years of experience working in the social care sector, offering specialist support and interventions to both adults, children and young people. I have worked specifically in the area of trauma and recovery. This means that I have particular understanding and experience of working with anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem and loss.
I have worked for 14 years with a specialist organisation supporting the recovery of individuals from experiences of exploitation. This work has given me a deep understanding of power and control and emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
Over the course of my professional career I have engaged in high levels of training which has developed my practice in areas such as attachment, relational conflict, self development and managing complex emotions.
What can I Offer?
I am an integrative counsellor. This means I have been trained in a range of counselling techniques and approaches, allowing me to shape my practice around each clients individual needs.
I believe in working collaboratively, so together we choose the starting point and the most effective therapies, adapting and changing according to your needs within the counselling process.
Most importantly I will offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space in order for us establish a partnership built on trust and authenticity.
Whatever brings you here, whether you might be looking for support around a specific issue, or struggling with an experience in the past or present. Perhaps you’re wanting to make a change and feel like things are stuck and you are constantly having the same negative results.
You might not even be able to put your finger on it, perhaps everything feels wrong or you can't shake the sadness or disconnection! Counselling is an opportunity for you to reconnect with yourself, to develop a greater awareness of your thoughts and feelings, make sense of things, and most importantly feel empowered to live a life of your own design.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, and I encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions!
Training, qualifications & experience
All registered counsellors join organisations to maintain their professional standards and ensure delivery of an ethical and safe service. I am a registered member of the following Organisations;
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP),
- The Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals ( AICTP)
- The health and care professional council ( HCPC).
- MBACP accredited Post graduate Diploma in Integrative counselling and Coaching
- Msc (Hons) Social Work Studies
- Bsc Hons Psychology
Training and development is essential to any profession. I continually attend workshops/training events to maintain my practice and also for my own personal development. Below are some examples of areas of my training.
- Child Counselling level 7
- Rainbow mapping ( trauma technique)
- Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Understanding adverse childhood experiences
- Trauma informed and Trauma response in practice
- Impact of Trauma and Adversity
- Working with Shame and belonging
- Emotional regulation
- Personal development
- Children Safeguarding
- Adult safeguarding
- Contextual safeguarding
- Anxiety and self- harm in children and adolescents
- Sexual Exploitation and criminal exploitation
- Domestic Abuse
I possess a DBS check and have full liability insurance
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As part of my formal qualification I was trained in the use of the personal consultancy framework. This is a way of working that brings together aspects of coaching and counselling. Together we look at ways of rebalancing our thoughts and feelings so we can address any conflicts that might be acting as barriers to living authentically. The time and length of this journey is decided in collaboration between you and myself.
If you are interested, this link provides more information https://www.researchgate.net/publication/47528953_Personal_Consultancy_An_integrative_approach_to_one-to-one_talking_practices
£50.00 per session
I offer a free 20 minute maximum phone consultation, to help answer any brief questions or concerns you may be experiencing about counselling. I am happy to answer initial queries via email or txt.
Initial session: Central to any 1-1 practice is the collaboration of the two involved, It is therefore very important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose. I invite all potential clients for an initial session, which is a mix of getting to know each other and establishing an agreement of how we will work together. There is no obligation following the initial session to continue with counselling.
Winchester sessions (including initial session) are charged at £45 (per 50 minute session)
Bishops Waltham sessions (including initial session) are charged at £50 (per 50 minute session)
All online counselling sessions ( including initial session) are £45 (per 50 minute session)
If I do not answer the phone when you call, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I am available. If you prefer that I call you back at a certain time please do let me know. Alternatively, email or text correspondence is welcomed.
Please note due to often being with clients I may not be able to respond immediately. I endeavour to respond to all contacts within 2 working days.
Thank you very much for your interest.