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Early on in my career, I studied psychology in London. My studies provided me with a good understanding of developmental, social, cognitive, clinical and neuro-psychology. However, I felt that other important approaches to human nature and the mind ...
Aubyn de Lisle
I am an experienced practitioner and I work with adult individuals, and also offer professional supervision. You can come directly to me, and I also take referrals. I know that the process of counselling and psychotherapy really can work. Anything that troubles you is important enough to bring...cont. reading
My main interest and motivation in life is people and their many idiosyncrasies and rich life stories. My career began in the art world, designing textiles. Enjoying more interaction with others I then moved to working in... cont. reading
I work with adults of all ages, using a relational approach which is both personal and professional. In short-term counselling, I listen to you and join you in your search for understanding and truth. Together, we look at what makes things difficult for you. Special attention is given to... cont. reading
MA, MSc Reg. MBACP (Accred.)
phone: 07842 902511
Early on in my career, I studied psychology in London. My studies provided me with a good understanding of developmental, social, cognitive, clinical and neuro-psychology. However, I felt that other important approaches to human nature and the mind had been left out. This led me to do a post-graduate degree in psychoanalytic theory and its application. During this time, I worked for the NHS in a mental health crisis project for women in North London.
I came to the Midlands in 2006 where I worked with children and adolescents at risk of offending. My role involved offering support not only to the young people but also to their families. I found this work challenging but also very rewarding.
In 2008, I started to train as a psychotherapist. During my training, I worked for Mind in Kettering as a trainee counsellor/ psychotherapist as well as the Francis Dixon Lodge, a NHS personality disorder service in Leicester. Early in 2011, I was offered the role of specialist counsellor in the community mental health team in Stamford. I stayed there until the end of October 2014. In my role as a specialist counsellor, I provided psychotherapy for individuals who struggled with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, mood fluctuations, relational difficulties, high self-criticism and/or low self-esteem.
During my training as a psychotherapist, I learnt how to combine knowledge and techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with ideas and methods from attachment-based and person-centred therapy. From the beginning, I have found this way of working immensely valuable and effective. It has enabled me to help a great number of people over the years which has been a great joy and privilege.
In 2013/2014, I trained in compassion-focused therapy with Professor Paul Gilbert (developer of compassion-focused therapy). The knowledge and skills I acquired during this training have been an invaluable addition to my expertise. Compassion-focused therapy uses techniques specifically aimed at enhancing positive, healing emotions and attitudes alongside improving insight into ones issues. It has enabled me to help individuals struggling with feelings of shame, high self-criticism and anxiety to transform their lives.
phone: 07842 902511
I charge £60 per 55 minute session.
1999: BSc Psychology, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2002: MA Psychoanalytic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
2011: MSc Integrative Psychotherapy (CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic), University of Derby.
2013/2014: Level 1 and 2 EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with Alexandra Richman (Accredited Trainer), London.
2014: PG Certificate in Compassion-Focused Therapy, University of Derby.
Registration and Accreditation
Registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Aubyn de Lisle
Dip Psych (UKCP Accred), RS(UKCP)
phone: 07900 303 561
I am an experienced practitioner and I work with adult individuals, and also offer professional supervision. You can come directly to me, and I also take referrals from GPs, the NHS, Employee Assistance Programmes, and private medical practitioners. I know that the process of counselling and psychotherapy really can work. Anything that is troubling you is important enough to bring – there are no measuring scales and we work at your own pace to aims that you choose. I work compassionately with your own experiences and help you to integrate them. A new freedom, joy and creativity in living and a sense of connection with others is gained. You don't have to settle for just surviving.
I cover a wide range of issues including life crisis, relationship problems, addiction, tackling mental blocks, unresolved issues from the past, and personal development. I provide a confidential safe space for you and know that it's our relationship itself as much as anything else in the mix that will help you. You will have time to understand your experiences, establish a framework to gain perspective and a range of skills to help.
I take a transpersonal approach to psychotherapy and counselling, which means that I hold a view of myself and others as being more than purely determined by biology, chemistry and mechanics. My approach also integrates the work of the major different theories, as all have a contribution to make. That means that sometimes if it feels right for the client we might use:
Drawing, symbols and sandtray work, the creative imagination or dreams as a way to explore
CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), thought tracking and emotional trigger analysis
Body and breath techniques, mindfulness
Explore the dynamics of relationship and the roots of present experience in earlier life
EMDR – for example when working with post traumatic stress or phobias
I do not impose a ‘fix it’ agenda. However I know that change can happen and this provides a transformative momentum – how you experience that is very subjective – there are no tick boxes or measuring scales. I hold regular reviews with you to consider the ground covered, to plan forward, and to complete the process in a way that feels right for you.
I charge £60 per 50 minute session.
phone: 07900 303 561
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, CCPE London
Diploma in Adult Supervision (integrative, seven-eyed model), CCPE London
Advanced certificate in Sandtray therapy (ongoing), AIST 2019
EMDR Training parts 1 & 2 with EMDRIA approved course (Alexandra Richman, MA (Clin Psych).
Attachment Focussed EMDR 3 day intensive with Dr. Laurel Parnell, USA
Voluntary practice at The Bower House, Market Harborough
Victim Support Serious Crimes Unit Leicester, specialising in domestic violence
CBT training (British Psychological Society accredited)
Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Creative Imagination, TA/Relational training
DSM psychiatric diagnostic training
Somatic Experiencing/working with Body centred awareness in psychotherapy (Peter Levine)
Hoffman Process 2007
Transformed Self (Australia) 2009
Path of Love UK 2012
I run workshops for other therapists on Working with Dreams, and offer a weekend retreat workshop on ‘The Transformative Power of Not Knowing’
Supervision: I receive regular professional supervision for my work.
I am listed with insurers Aviva, PruHealth and Vitality Health
PGCE (Secondary teaching)
Previously in multinational corporate business, and also in small business as an employer and manager.
MA Counselling Children and Young People, BACP Reg.
phone: 07752 716633
My main interest and motivation in life is people and their many idiosyncrasies and rich life stories. My career began in the art world, designing textiles. Enjoying more interaction with others I then moved to working in the careers sector for the construction industry, which led to working with young people and assisting with the running of local youth clubs while raising my own children. I then embarked on six years of retraining culminating in a Masters in Counselling Children and Young People.
I now practice as a psychotherapist and counsellor seeing a variety of clients of many ages with my fundamental ethos being warmth and a non-judgemental approach. No two people are the same and I do not believe in a ‘one size fits all approach’. I therefore offer integrative therapy - combining techniques and knowledge from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the person - centred approach and psychodynamic teachings. My arts background enables me to work creatively where suitable.
I specialise in working with young people particularly teenagers, finding this age group fascinating with their specific issues and changes. I am constantly motivated and rewarded by my work.
I have experience in a wide variety of areas including self-esteem issues, anger, self-harm, eating disorders, grief, bullying, anxiety, family break-up, suicide. I have completed various days of continual professional development to enhance my learning; these include:-
Working with Trauma
Pornography and Sex Addiction
Depression and Irrational Thoughts
Depression in Children
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have monthly supervision in line with their ethical requirements.
If you feel that you would like to work alongside me or would welcome the opportunity for a chat, I can be contacted on 07752 716633 or email Lou
I charge £60 for an initial assessment which gives you the opportunity to meet me and decide whether you feel that we can work together. The charge for subsequent sessions is £50.
2013: Masters in Counselling Children and Young People, University of Nottingham
2010: Higher Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
2007: ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
1989: BA (Hons) Textiles and Art History
I have 20 years experience of working with adults and young people, the last eight years solely as a therapist. I have helped adults and young people with a broad spectrum of issues and am constantly motivated and rewarded by my work.
MSc, Cert HE, UKCP Reg
Phone: 0775 7573264
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space and a therapeutic relationship dedicated to your well-being. My practice is rooted in a thorough understanding of the way we form our self, and our on-going needs as humans.
I work with adults of all ages, using a relational approach which is both personal and professional. In short-term counselling, I listen to you and join you in your search for understanding and truth. Together, we look at what makes things difficult for you. Special attention is given to your thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviours in the context of your important relationships. Thereby, we can understand what it is you need to achieve your goals.
Should you opt for longer psychotherapy, we will explore in depth how you developed into the person you are and possible links to recurring problems. We can discover hidden aspects of your self and nurture your personality so you can live with more confidence and joy.
Some issues I have experience helping with: depression; anxiety; loss; bereavement; personal crisis; suicidal thoughts; loneliness; understanding anger; problems in relationships with family, friends or colleagues; ending of a relationship; self-harm; trauma; living with health problems and long-term conditions; facing a difficult diagnosis; being a carer; stress; low self-confidence and performance anxiety; insomnia; burnout; disordered eating; obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours; problem behaviours (except gambling); being a victim of crime; low self-esteem.
Areas I have special expertise in: self-care when living with uncertainty, pressure or stress; building psychological resilience; living with multiple cultures and languages; transitioning between countries and nationalities; long-term psychotherapy.
To find out what relational counselling or psychotherapy may do for you, contact me by email, phone or text. I look forward to hearing from you.
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session. Concessions are available depending on your circumstances.
Phone number 0775 7573264
Relevant qualifications, experience and training 2012-2016
MSc Integrative Counselling and Counselling (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and Staffordshire University) 2009-2011
Cert HE Counselling Skills (Leicester University)
3 years at Mind, Kettering
3 years at Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy, Leicester
3 years at Victim Support, Leicester Kel O’Neill: Eating Disorders (2016)
Liz Hall: Where Trauma Hides (2016) Babette Rothschild: Working with Trauma (2014)
Richard Erskine: A Therapy of Contact-in-Relationship (2013)
Membership in professional bodies and Insurance
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)
Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance (PPS)
Regular clinical supervision with a UKCP-registered supervisor