Mrs Lisa Thurlow | Accredited Counsellor | Basildon | NCS

Mrs Lisa Thurlow

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-00872

Location: Basildon

I am a Qualified Counsellor and a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society and an Accredited Member of The Foundation for Infant Loss.

My continued voluntary work for two charitable organisations that specialise in the fields of bereavement (pre and post loss) and mental health issues allows me to provide counselling support to adults and young people within the community. I specialise in working with people with hidden disabilities and chronic pain conditions, particularly Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, and it is "okay not to be okay sometimes". If you have not had counselling before or have had a poor experience in the past, you may have mixed feelings or feel nervous about attending therapy. Warmth, genuineness and honesty are at the heart of my approach. The working relationship is key to a successful counselling experience and is one built around trust, respect and mutual understanding without fear of judgment, rejection or repercussion.

Human beings are unique and not all therapy approaches suit all people. I have been trained to use an integrative approach allowing me to tailor sessions to suit your specific needs and circumstances. My role is not to offer advice or solutions but to listen, empathise, encourage and empower you to make self-imposed decisions and positive change. Whilst I may not have magic wand, I can offer a "helping hand" to guide you through distressing times and accompany you on your journey of self-discovery.

Counselling sessions take place in a cosy log cabin at my home address. There are no access restrictions and I can accommodate clients with disabilities. Enquiries and referrals can be taken for anyone over the age of 18 years.

COVID Update:
For the foreseeable future, I will be offering remote counselling only via telephone or Zoom only. To take into consideration the financial impact of the pandemic, I do offer some low-cost appointments for those experiencing financial difficulty to provide an affordable and accessible service. Please enquire for my current availability. I am able to offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    ABC Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
    CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
    AQA Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Concepts
    NCFE Level 3 Child Psychology Certificate
    NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
    NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
    NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
    Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA)

    Additional Training and Continued Professional Development (CPD)
    Bereavement Training
    The Foundation for Infant Loss Training (Accredited Member)
    Foundation Course in Palliative and End of Life Care
    Loss: What Does it Mean for Me Now
    Children and Loss Study Day
    Bullying Workshop
    Play Therapy Workshop
    Working with Shame
    Narcissist in the Room
    Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
    Self-Harm Training
    Prevent Training
    Alcohol & Addiction Training
    Mindfulness
    Working on Dreams
    Pain Management Programme
    Relational Trauma
    Using Creativity in Working with Children’s Loss and Bereavement
    Eating Disorders
    Effective Anger Management
    Understanding Autism and Mental Health
    Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room
    Five Ways of Working with Nesting Dolls
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Young people and children
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