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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
Hello, I’m Elizabeth. I recognise that in modern day life workloads and expectations are mounting on us from all sides and it’s incredibly difficult / sometimes feels impossible to find a space in which we can be ourselves yet feel connected to others ...cont. reading
My name is Harriet and I offer one-to-one counselling for adults, children and young people. I really believe in the potential for counselling to change lives and have experience of working with a wide range of clients who are struggling in life, with...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
DipHE, BA (Hons), MSc (Merit)(SPTI), Registered Member MBACP
phone: 07598 468 874
Hello, I’m Elizabeth. I recognise that in modern day life workloads and expectations are mounting on us from all sides and it’s incredibly difficult / sometimes feels impossible to find a space in which we can be ourselves yet feel connected to others.
Often this lack of facilitative space can hold us back from responding effectively to stress in our lives which negatively impacts our wellbeing. As a Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapist I therefore tailor aspects of myself and my work to the needs of each individual client; creating a safe, non-judgmental and ethical therapeutic space in which clients can explore issues, make sense of experiences and affect change in their lives. I have been described as being patient, down to earth, inviting, warm, understanding, and having an ‘ear’ for detail.
I undertook 4 years of post-graduate training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) reading an academic and clinical Masters Degree (MSc) in Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (Merit). This course was accredited by the UK Council of Psychotherapy and validated by Staffordshire University. I continue to undertake regular clinical supervision, and attend short courses to supplement my training.
I have been self-employed for over 7 years, and previously held managerial positions in blue-chip organisations. I therefore also have first hand knowledge of the types of challenges which arise in commercial environments.
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. There are limited concessions available for sessions occurring during the day – please contact me for more details and availability.
phone: 07598 468 874
Counselling Qualifications & Experience
- Masters of Science Degree (MSc) in Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy (Merit) (SPTI)
- ABC (Level 2) Award in Counselling Concepts (SPTI)
I have worked with clients across a variety of issues for example: Anger, Abuse (verbal, sexual, physical), Addiction, Anxiety (Social & General), Autism (Aspergers Syndrome), Behavioural Issues, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Problems, Low Self-Esteem, Relationship issues, Sexuality, Work issues, Self Harm, Stress and many others not listed. I’ve worked with clients over the short, medium & long term (over 12 months) and I currently have a balanced case load across the cisgenders (male & female).
- Registered Member BACP (MBACP) (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
- Trainee Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (full membership expected Nov 2016).
- Individual Member of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA).
I also hold insurance for professional and public liability, am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
Other Qualifications & Experience
- Advanced Certificate - Chartered Institute of Marketing (Level 7)
- BA (Hons) European Business (Level 6)
- DipHE in Dance & Arts Management (Level 5)
MSc, MBACP (Accred.), BA(Hons)
My name is Harriet and I offer one-to-one counselling for adults, children and young people. I really believe in the potential for counselling to change lives and have experience of working with a wide range of clients who are struggling in life, with; anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, low self-esteem, anger, addiction and bereavement among other challenges.
More than 1 in 4 people access counselling or psychotherapy at some point in their lives (BACP, 2014), therefore if you are unhappy or life feels like a struggle you are not alone.
I understand how frightening it can be to feel stuck and like there is no way out, but I want you to know that if you are ready for things to change, then they can, however difficult life is feeling. I believe that the only expert of you is you. I will therefore work with you to help you find a solution that best suits you- that feels meaningful and will be long lasting.
I will support you as you explore the difficulties you are facing, to discover what you really need to feel happier being you.
Qualifications and Experience
I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology and am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working to their ethical guidelines, including monthly supervision.
Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Full Enhanced DBS Certificate
Present: CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling for Children and Young People.
Present: PGCert Higher Education, Coventry University.
2019: Understanding & Working with Attachment and Attachment Disorders, Christiane Sanderson.
2018: Introduction to the Sandtray, Julie Lanyon-Hogg.
2018: Exploring Fear, Ray Smyth.
2018: Introduction to Genograms, Ray Smyth.
2017: Eating to Cope, Elizabeth Clarke.
2017: The Symbolic and Real Meaning of Money, Christiane Sanderson
2017: The Web of Shame, Christiane Sanderson
2015: MSc in Counselling Psychology, Keele University.
2012: BA (Hons) in Psychology and Social Sciences, Manchester University.
I charge £35 for an initial session to give you the chance to meet me and see if counselling feels right for you. All future sessions are £50.
I offer a £35 concessionary rate for counselling students.