Lois Powell

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Dip.Psych.Couns MBACP Reg. MNCPS Acc & Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier.
To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us.

I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, which means I work using different theoretical approaches, combining elements of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic.
I believe we are all unique individuals with different needs and by having the flexibility to access different approaches we can work with what best suits you. Therefore, I also work creatively in the form of sandtray work giving you the option to explore your issues in a more visual way.

You may be experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression or just being stuck. We can work together to address these issues and help you to move forward.

I believe that each and every one of us has the potential to grow and change and live a more fulfilling life.

I can offer short term or long term counselling depending on your needs. Some people come for counselling and find they can resolve their issues within 6, 8 or 10 weeks and some find they need longer, once they begin to work through their difficulties. There is no time limit, just a process to fit your needs.

I work with Adults, Young People, Couples, Parent/Child relationships and groups. Please see my website for more details. www.loistherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision CPCAB

Postgraduate Certificate in Working with Children and Families
Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB
BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Studies CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB
Certificate Course - Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Working with Childhood Abuse, Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Understanding Coercive, Controlling Behaviour & Domestic Abuse.

PACE - (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) Model of Caring and Parenting.

Managing anxiety in autistic children and adolescents.

Autism in girls

For further training and qualifications achieved please see my website.         www.loistherapy.co.uk

As well as my private practice I also carry out commissioned work with a mother & baby assessment unit, children's homes, a fostering agency, young people in care and/or under social services and local authorities.

I also deliver training and talks on various issues. 

I have worked for MIND, Connexions, a Pupil Referral Unit and a Secondary School where I have gained extensive experience working with adults and young people presenting with various issues ranging from depression, loss, relationship problems, anger, abuse, anxiety, social anxiety, addiction, self harm and suicidal ideation.

I have extensive experience working with adult and young clients with Aspergers.

I am a member of the BACP and I am registered on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

I abide by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and First Aid certificate.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety - I specialise in all forms of anxiety and deliver training to schools.

Trauma - I work with clients who have experienced various forms of trauma.

I work with clients who have experienced historical abuse, and developmental and relational trauma.

Fees

£60.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

One to one sessions are for 50 minutes and are £60 per session.

Couples counselling sessions are for 60 minutes and are £85 per session.

Parent/Child relationship sessions are 60 minutes and are £75 per session.

Supervision session 60 minutes are £65 per session, 90 minutes £80

Concessions are available, please ask.




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer evening face to face sessions from Tuesday to Thursday and daytime sessions Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Further information

Where I practice

I work from my private consulting room in the centre of Tring, details of which can be confirmed on confirmation of an appointment.

You can contact me via email lois.counselling@gmail.com or phone 07712 331676

Unfortunately this location is not suitable for wheelchair access.

Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

There is one flight of stairs to my practice room. I am able to offer telephone or Zoom sessions please call to discuss your needs.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I hold a postgraduate diploma in clinical supervision offering integrative supervision using Hawkins and Shohet's Seven Eyed Model of supervision also incorporating elements of Proctor's Model of Clinical Supervision, and Page and Wosket's Cyclical model.

View supervision profile

Lois Powell
Lois Powell