Psychotherapy and Counselling with Lisa Wadeson MBACP (Reg)
I am a kind and approachable psychotherapist and counsellor and I offer a warm, confidential environment where I work with consideration and clarity. I believe that therapy can offer a unique space where we can nurture our innate capacity to grow, make changes for ourselves and feel more in charge of our lives.
I work sensitively and intelligently in alliance with you, to support you to explore and understand your feelings and attitudes, allow you time and space to reflect, and ultimately help you find your own responses and solutions to support your well being.
Taking the first step to get support can feel frightening and overwhelming. There is no right place to start; we begin wherever you find yourself. Our sessions go beyond every day conversation; I will listen carefully and with empathy to your story. We may decide to explore aspects of earlier times in your life to identify patterns that helped you manage or keep our attention in the present. However we proceed, it will be in collaboration.
You may be considering therapy because you are struggling with a situation or relationship that you feel you cannot manage. Or you could feel that you are repeating patterns that don’t work for you. Perhaps you feel angry, sad or stuck but can’t identify the cause.
Living a full and satisfying life can encompass many challenges. These can sometimes lead to stress and anxiety, depression and leave us unable to connect with ourselves or others.
I offer compassionate professional support to help you navigate whatever is troubling you. I came to this work through my own experience of therapy and I bring integrity, creativity and flexibility to the process.
I’m a Northerner who settled “down South’ many years ago and I understand the struggles associated with life changes. I am a partner, a mother of teenagers, a working woman balancing commitments, a friend and a colleague.
Alongside my private practice and as part of belonging to a wider community I have worked for a charity for the past 7 years supporting vulnerable and oppressed groups to offer an opportunity to those would not normally be able to access psychotherapy.
Areas I work with:
I work with many different concerns, including self-esteem; life changes, planned or unplanned; pregnancy and parenting; loss and grief; depression; anxiety and stress; feeling overwhelmed, difficulty in making decisions; self-criticism and guilt. I also have experience in working with intimacy, sexuality and relationships; anger, shame, chaotic eating; and substance abuse.
Additionally I work with:
- Anger and conflict
- Anxiety and stress
- Career and work
- Disordered and chaotic eating
- Feeling stuck
- Life changes
- Loss and grief
- Pregnancy, parenting and family issues
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Self-criticism and guilt
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
Qualifications and training
I'm a qualified Humanistic Psychotherapist my training was at Spectrum Therapy where it included:
- Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Spectrum Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BACP certificate of proficiency and BACP accredited register
- Spectrum Postgraduate Course in Psychotherapy
- Developing Clinical Skills
- Basic, intermediate and advanced Sexuality
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence & Prevention
- Anger in the therapy room
- Relationship making
- Brief therapy
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy www.BACP.org
I hold the BACP certificate of Proficiency and am on the BACP register.
I am in on-going professional supervision and I regularly undertake courses for professional development.
Counselling and psychotherapy: £65 for 50-minute session