Lizandra Leigertwood MA, MBACP
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Lizandra Leigertwood, I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and my private practice is New Frame Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Some of the areas I work with include:
- Personality disorders
-Trauma (Childhood & PTSD)
-Loss and bereavement
- Relationships Issues
- Couples Therapy
I am an integrative therapist, which means I am trained to use a number or approaches to find what works best for you. First and foremost I appreciate the individuality of each of my clients, I appreciate unique life experiences and cultural differences. An integrative approach to therapy means exploring your difficulties in the here and now, reflecting on past meaningful relationships and becoming aware and self reflective. My training and experience includes working short term with a solution focused approach, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), or longer term exploratory psychotherapy.
It can be difficult taking the first step toward change, the counselling process can be challenging, but ultimately it is a rewarding and life changing experience. My role as a counsellor is to offer a safe non-judgemental environment to give you time and space to reflect on past and present experiences. The therapeutic relationship offers a unique experience, where with the help and support of a therapist you are able to work through any difficulties and get a closer sense of what it is you want. There are numerous benefits to counselling and psychotherapy, such as developing confidence and self esteem, forming better relationships, relieving stress and finding better, healthier ways of coping with inevitable life stressors.
Sessions usually take place every week, however I try to be flexible and offer sessions based on individual requirements. This can be discussed in our first session together.
St Albans - My counselling room in St Albans is a short walk from St Albans City Station and other good transportation links. There is free parking in the neighbouring streets. Please note, the room is accessible via stairs.
Watford - My quiet and modern therapy room in Watford is a short walk away from the Intu Shopping Centre and its many parking facilities. It is walking distance from Watford Junction Station and other good transportation links.
If you are experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety, difficulties in your relationships or just feel that you are currently lacking direction or motivation, please get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation over the telephone. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
If you would like to find out more about me and how I work, please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained to Masters' Level in integrative counselling and psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. I began my training in 2008 with an advanced diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked with young people and adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds in several organisations within the mental health sector, charitable organisations and educational settings.
In addition to my private practice, I am also a freelance counsellor and psychotherapist at a Hertfordshire based counselling centre, where I continue my work with individuals and couples.
I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am also an accredited counsellor with the National Counselling Society (NCS), which means I abide by a strict code of ethics and conduct. I regularly attend continual professional development workshops to consolidate my practice.
Full Enhanced DBS check
Anxiety in children
Safeguarding young people
Working with goals in therapy
Couples - Meeting their partner's needs
Couples - Communication and difference
Mindfulness for anxiety and depression
Imposter Syndrome and self esteem
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Dealing with change
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Photos & videos
I charge £50 for individual sessions and £60 for couples therapy. If attending sessions is difficult due to family commitments or mobility issues I am able to offer counselling sessions online.
I believe counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all, therefore I am able to offer limited daytime concessions to counselling trainees and for those able to provide proof of low income. If this is something you might be interested in, please ask.
St Albans - My counselling room is within good transportation links and just a short walk away from St Albans City station. It is suitable for one to one and couples counselling. Free parking is available on nearby streets. Please note the room is accessible by stairs.
Watford - My counselling room is easily accessible in the centre of town a short walk away from the Intu shopping centre, good transportation links and parking nearby. This room is best suited for individual counselling and psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday daytime Monday-Wednesday evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|