A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life
Are you feeling stuck, unhappy in life or unfulfilled. Do you need time and space to voice whats on your mind, the challenges you're facing or the emotional weight you're carrying?
Counselling can help you discover who you are, what you want and how to get there!
My name is Lisa and I work with young people and adults to help navigate life’s challenges. I have several years of working with young people in various roles and I have experience of working within an NHS Youth Counselling Service and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy.
I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk. I will help you explore your thoughts and feelings so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. By developing this understanding of yourself, it is possible to move forwards making meaningful changes.
By working in a Person-Centred way, I will try to understand from your perspective, I'll walk alongside you and support you to find your own solutions. I aim to identify re-occurring patterns that may not be in your awareness and explore these together. I believe that we all hold the tools we need to flourish however, sometimes we need support to locate these to move forwards.
I offer a warm and empathic and offer a non-judgemental, safe and therapeutic space for whatever you choose to bring to counselling. My aim is to provide you with a confidential space to explore in safety, to support you through the process without judgement and empower you to discover solutions in a therapeutic environment.
If you haven't reached out for counselling before, I understand the process can feel quite daunting, but I take care to adapt the process to you. Together we will learn about what works to support you.
It is a big and unnerving step to contact a counsellor - not knowing what to expect, or how it will be.
I offer a 30 minute introductory session for free, then if you feel I am the right person for you we can then arrange appointments.
In this "meet and greet" we will “get to know each other” where you can tell me about want you want achieve in counselling and explore what you'd like to have help with. As well as establish the therapeutic boundaries and visit a document called “our contract”. I also welcome questions back.
If you're happy we can then set up further sessions.
This first counselling session is an opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you, to get a feeling for how I work. I will ask you a number of questions to make sure you are offered the appropriate support.
I believe this therapeutic relationship as fundamental to whether clients feel counselling is successful and I place a lot of emphasis on developing a strong, trusting, respectful relationship.
People come to counselling for a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Lack of purpose
Loss of direction
I offer a 30 minute introductory session for free, then if you feel I am the right person for you we can begin to arrange appointments.
Each session will last 50 minutes each, usually taking place weekly. The cost is £50 a session, I also provide a limited number of concession spaces for those on low-income or students. Please contact me for availability.
I offer both short- and long-term counselling for adults and young people with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, a challenging time you need extra support with, trauma, stress, eating disorders and lack of purpose/loss of direction.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework in practice and hold an Enhanced DBS - Adults, Teenagers and Children. I have several years of working with Young People and am part of an NHS Youth Counselling Service, also having experience in Neurodivergence.
As part of my continued professional development (CPD) I regularly attend workshops/courses to build my knowledge and keep up to date including compulsory NHS trainings.
CPD recently completed:
APT Autism Awareness
Creative Counselling Course
Video Games in Psychotherapy
Anxiety in Students
DBT - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy