I am a conscientious and professional Humanistic Integrative Therapist with extensive experience of over twenty years in providing therapy / counselling to children, young people, adults, couples and families, in schools, hospital, childrens home and in private practice. I also provide therapy and therapeutic assessments for various employers employees under the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). My twenty years of extensive experience includes delivering therapy / counselling and Clinical Supervision face to face, online, via telephone, via text, via email, 1-2-1 and in groups.
I currently operate a successful private practice where I provide therapy for adults, parents, young people, students of all ages at school, college / sixth form and university. I also provide clinical supervision to qualified Therapists / Counsellors and Student Counsellors who are in training and/or on clinical placement. My services also include conducting assessments for counselling programmes and their clients in need of mental health assessments, counselling and intervention.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #200557
I made a mistake in my relationship and was overwhelmed with feelings of shame and guilt for years. It felt all-consuming and extremely lonely. I was convinced I was stuck like this for good and beat myself up continuously. I signed up for Better Help at a point when I felt I couldn't do this alone anymore. I just finished my last session and I can't explain how different I feel after only a few months. My therapist guided me through rewriting narratives I had created of myself and my experiences that weren't getting me anywhere. I always felt safe, listened to, and understood which was really important to me. I now feel so much lighter, more at peace, more resilient, and more worthy than I could have ever imagined in those days before I signed up for therapy. I leave knowing I have the courage to get through whatever life throws at me. Thank you.
Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 3 months
Lisa-Marie has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. She is able to flip through so many topics in one session, following my train of thought the whole time. She has an incredible sense of the underlying message that hides behind my words. I don’t know where I would be if I had never met her. A really beautiful soul and a life changing experience
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
My experience with Lisa-Marie has been very positive. I started therapy when I was feeling lost and uncertain about my future. Lisa-Marie gave me a non-judgemental space to explore my thoughts and experiences. She was empathetic, communicated effectively, helped me set goals and challenged me. She was flexible with scheduling and always respected my privacy and thought processes. My mental health and personal growth has improved vastly thanks to her guidance.
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Written on Oct 22, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
I have been seeing Lisa-Marie for nearly 2months. I suffer with anxiety which I'm really hoping to overcome. My sessions with Lisa-Marie are always on time, calming and beneficial. Whether it be just talking through my week and giving me advice on how to cope or ways to manage things in future, or talking through my therapy goals and personal history to piece together my trigger points. Even in the short time with working with Lisa-Marie I feel my mindset has shifted and I am feeling more positive about the future. Lisa-Marie is always patient and understanding during our sessions, and I would highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 1 month
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Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and adhd
Lisa-Marie is amazing and so insightful, she seems to get a real sense of me from the first call, I love that we can talk about God on the calls as well as this really helps and gives a different level to the calls, I really feel I've been blessed being matched with Lisa-Marie.
Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Lisa-Marie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes