I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Laughter Therapist, Reiki Healer, and EFT Practitioner.
I work in private clinical practice here at Trust Therapy, East Sussex, where I offer therapy to both children and adults. I have experience as a clinician at Butterflies Children’s Therapy, for abuse and trauma victims and Place2B Children’s Mental Health Services, and I am a Therapist, Tutor, and Trainer for JHD Counselling, and a Therapist with CRUSE Bereavement Care and Sensory Soft Play, Hastings, for Special Educational Needs (SEN) children. In my clinical practice, with adults, children, and young people I work integratively, in an organic and client centred manner. Alongside my core therapies, if requested and appropriate, I amalgamate Play, Drama, and Creative / Expressive Arts Therapeutic tools into individually tailored treatment plans, to suit client need.
I am a Professionally Accredited member of The National Counselling Society, I am fully insured and comply with professional supervision and data protection requirements.
I am qualified to offer numerous therapeutic approaches, either as part of an integrated programme or as stand-alone therapies. I believe everyone has a unique experience of life and, therefore, I tailor my approach to your individual needs. I work organically and creatively, whilst providing a safe and confidential space, supporting clients in their healing and personal growth.
My philosophy is based on TRUST and building a comfortable rapport, in a professional and non-judgemental environment.
Personal understanding and empathy of ourselves and others can help us to heal, and is part of the therapeutic journey. However, before therapy it can be helpful to consider what has brought us here at this time in our lives and what it means to us to have taken this brave step.
I undertake informal reviews throughout the therapeutic process to measure how the client is feeling about their therapy and their personal process, and to work out what they might need in order to achieve their therapy goals. In the final session, I invite clients to provide feedback through completing a short evaluation, which assists me in developing and maintaining quality practice for all:
"A friendly, gentle approach. In the sessions, I go to places I don't expect to go... you've done more than I expected... I feel like I've got my life back. Thank you." (F. aged 47yrs)
"I've had a lot of therapy but this is the best I've ever had." (F. aged 50yrs)
"I've found therapy very helpful... I've become more confident and friendly. I feel like I've become a better person" (F.13yrs)
"Lisa is a wonderful lady, honest and caring, and most of all very genuine. A true professional, she couldn't have helped me more." (F. 69yrs)