Mrs Lisa Thurlow
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-00872
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.
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 & ExperienceCPCAB 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)
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
Play Therapy Workshop
Working with Shame
Narcissist in the Room
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
Alcohol & Addiction Training
Working on Dreams
Pain Management Programme
Using Creativity in Working with Children’s Loss and Bereavement
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
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Young people and children
- Emotional issues
- Panic attacks
- Self esteem
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
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