Tel: 07936 662 965
Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Lisa
You may be used to talking to others about yourself but not feel listened to, this can lead to feelings of frustration and of not being understood. Some people who come to therapy are not used to talking about themselves at all for fear of judgement or comparison. I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment where we can think about and explore issues that you wish to bring.
People have therapy for different reasons. Some of them may include: Feelings of worry or anxiety that you may not be able to understand or feel able to control, leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused.
To help mourn a loss – be it a physical bereavement, a change in your physical health, a relationship breakdown or even a change in your career or job. In a sense, any change in our lives can bring about loss.
To try to understand repeated and destructive patterns of behaviour – these may be certain types of relationships, addictions or any habit that may cause you to feel out-of-control and helpless.
Any of these experiences may affect your relationship to friends, family members or colleagues and may also cause a sense of confusion or of feeling lost.
You may know people who have had counselling, psychotherapy or any other word used to describe something that seems to mean some type of “therapy”. It isn’t always clear what means what, why the different terms are used and, most importantly, how this affects the type of therapy you choose to have. One of the most important things to consider, however, is what feels right for you rather than the various labels used. The interaction between yourself and the therapist can be something that takes getting used to. It is different for everyone – easier for some and harder for others. What has been thought to be most beneficial for any form of therapy is the relationship you have with the therapist. Ultimately, having therapy involves a kind of interaction that rarely happens outside the consulting room and has the potential to be a challenging yet liberating and rewarding experience.
I have worked for the NHS IAPT service, Islington MIND’s Psychosis Therapy Project and in private practice. I am a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP adhering to its code of conduct. I work with patients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and orientations and seek to maintain an inclusive practice where a diverse range of patients feel welcome. I offer open-ended and short-term, once and twice weekly therapy.
Some of the areas I work in are:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Bereavement and loss
- Long-term health conditions and illness
- Relationship difficulties
- Family relationships
- Eating disorders and body image
- Addiction and obsessive behaviour
- Gender and sexuality/LGBTQ identified individuals
- Minority backgrounds and cultures
Training and Qualifications:
- University of Warwick, Philosophy BA (Hons)
- The New School For Psychotherapy and Counselling, Foundation Course in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Enfield Counselling Service, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Enfield Counselling Service, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory
- In further training at The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Affiliations and Memberships:
- Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (working towards registration)
I charge £60 for an initial consultation and £50-£70 per session
I have a limited number of low-cost places and this can be discussed in the initial consultation
Tel: 07936 662 965