Need to talk? I’m here to help you overcome difficult emotions, heal relationships, build confidence, and feel calmer. With a friendly, supportive approach, I help you gain clarity and resolve issues that are causing you pain and holding you back from the important things in life.
Click on the link above to schedule a call with me. Or if you prefer you can text me on 0791 240 8830.
As a therapist I specialise in stress & anger management, and anxiety. I also deal with a wide range of other issues, including relationship difficulties, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse, bereavement, weight issues, and much more.
I aim to help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the therapy process.
Sessions are confidential and tailored especially for your individual needs. I use a blend of natural therapies and coaching techniques to help you resolve your emotional issues and get your life back on track.
I’m fully qualified, experienced, insured, and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), which is the professional association for counselling professionals in the UK.
Safe, Private, Confidential Counselling Service
I meet with clients via online video conferencing such as Zoom / Teams etc. We can also have telephone counselling sessions.
Prefer to talk to me before making a booking? Book a free, no obligation consultation at the link below:
Testimonials from previous clients:
“Since working with Lisa she has completely turned my frame of mind from negative to positive. She completely believes in what she is doing which gave me the confidence to believe in her from day one”
“I went to Lisa for help after some changes in my life had become overwhelming, making me very anxious. I can now say I’m a lot happier, much less anxious and I’m excited for the future with a whole new set of learned skills to deal with everything life sends my way. Very highly recommended”
“Thanks so much for helping [xxxx] where others couldn’t. It’s truly amazing how well she is doing now. Of course this impacts my life as well. My high stress has almost gone which makes everything so much easier. Thanks again”
“Absolutely perfect! Such an improvement, not just on the areas I presented with – your sessions were always exactly the areas I needed at that time. Very grateful – thank you so much!”
“Thank you very much for everything – your support, non-judgement, accepting and friendly nature. It really has given a boost to my progress. I’m starting to take more control over negative thoughts, self esteem, and how I feel others view me. It’s such an amazing feeling, I feel like I’ve broken free and I know things will continue to get better with my work on it. I can’t thank you enough.”
“Hi just to say [xxxx] had such a positive session with you today! He’s very upbeat and positive and looking forward to doing further sessions with you. Thank you so much”
“Lisa not only helped me in our one-to-one sessions, but her mindset recordings to listen to at home were great keeping me focused especially when I went on holiday. A big thank you Lisa”
“Lisa is incredible. She has a very calm, patient and understanding manner which put me at ease immediately, which gave me the confidence to talk through the issues I was experiencing”
What happens in the sessions?
At the initial session we will discuss what you wish to achieve from our work together, and the kind of approach you would feel most comfortable with. I want you to feel at ease and in control at all times.
As we continue through the therapy process the sessions usually include a mixture of talking about what’s on your mind, working out where the problems might originate, and learning practical techniques and strategies to help you feel better.
Sessions last for 50 minutes each, and I will often include some online resources for you to practice in your own time, to reinforce the work we do. It’s also possible to book a double session if you feel you need extra support or wish to discuss things in more depth.
I have a friendly informal style, and will do my best to make you feel completely at ease. I’m trained in many types of therapy so we can tailor the sessions to suit your individual requirements. I’m fully insured and registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I realise that first step can be very daunting, but I encourage you to get in touch. Don’t suffer in silence – reach out and get the support you need – it might just change your life. For my part, I promise to do my utmost to help make the whole process as smooth as possible.
Training and Qualifications
2006: BSc.(hons) Health Science (University of Chester)
2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Strathclyde)
2012: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde)
2013: Certificate in Practical Hypnotherapy / Practitioner of NLP and Stress Management (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy and Master Practitioner of NLP (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Coaching, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Technique), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
Further Training and Professional Development
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice (Course Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders (Course Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Hypnotherapy Specialist Practitioner Diploma: Emotion Resolution, Parts Therapy Negotiation, EMDR, and Weight Control including Stomach Banding (ACCPH Accredited Course)
Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Certified Practitioner
Usui / Holy Fire 11 Reiki Master Practitioner
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner
Diploma in Yoga Teaching (Hatha Yoga) (British School of Yoga)
Diploma in Yoga Class Instruction (British School of Yoga)
OldPain2Go Certified Practitioner
Kinetic Shift Certified Practitioner (UK Hypnosis Academy)
2014 – Present: Counsellor and Hypnotherapist in Private Practice, Cherry Therapies, working online.
2014 – 2015: ‘Place2Be’ Children’s Counsellor / Play Therapist at Toryglen Primary School, Rutherglen, Glasgow
2014: EAP (Employee Assistance Programs) Counsellor at TCS Therapeutic Counselling Services, Motherwell, Glasgow
2011 – 2014: Counsellor at Tom Allan Centre (Crossreach), Glasgow
My early professional career was in the music industry. I worked as a professional singer in various bands and shows.
During my musical career I performed in a variety of venues and travelled to many places around the world. I got to visit some amazing places, such as Hawaii, Jamaica, and Mexico. I also wrote and recorded my own original songs. It was a great life, and a lot of fun.
By the time I reached my 30s I was ready to settle down and change direction. I had a growing interest in health, both of the mind and body, so I returned home from my travels and enrolled in college as a mature student.
I studied science, initially with a view to becoming a nutritionist, as I was very interested in the role healthy eating plays in our general health.
After a while I became more aware that food is only a small part of the equation when it comes to health and well being, so I decided on a change of direction.
I chose to take a more general approach; studying Health Science and Health Studies at The University of Chester. I learned about the biology of disease, environmental health, health promotion, welfare history, microbiology, and the sociology, politics, and economics of health.
While studying all aspects of health at University, I also started becoming increasingly interested in more alternative approaches, such as Yoga, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Meditation and Mindfulness. I trained as a Yoga teacher and began teaching Yoga classes around North Wales, which was where I was living at the time. I also began training in Reiki, eventually becoming attuned through to Master level.
I found as I deepened my knowledge and practice of various mind and body holistic techniques, I experienced a deep healing of my own emotional and physical challenges.
Soon after this I moved to Glasgow, Scotland, and decided that the time was right for me to begin post-graduate training as a Counsellor. I studied at The University of Strathclyde, gained my certificate and diploma, and began working as a counsellor.
I also trained in Hypnotherapy, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, or ‘Tapping’), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Technique), and various other healing therapies, and I continue to keep up to date with the latest trainings. I draw on all my rich background of therapeutic knowledge and experience so that I can offer the best possible help and support to my clients.
Now in my 50s, I run my own private online practice as a therapist / coach, from my base in beautiful North Wales. In my spare time I love growing organic veggies, pet-sitting, and watching vintage movies.
Here are some of the issues I can help with:
Anxiety can be experienced in many different ways. Some people are anxious about a specific situation: for instance feeling nervous in work meetings or social situations. Others may have a general sense of foreboding that seems to come from nowhere.
Anxiety might have a strong physical effect, such as a churning in the stomach or heart palpitations, or it might be experienced more ‘in the head’ as racing thoughts, overthinking, and a constant worrying that the worst is going to happen.
Anxiety, fears, phobias and panic attacks can often cause you to avoid certain situations, and they can really hold you back from a lot of the good things in life. They can affect your sleeping and eating patterns, which makes everything even more difficult to cope with.
However you’re experiencing your anxiety, we can work through it safely and effectively during therapy, and get you to a calm, confident, happy place.
Anger can be a very destructive emotion if left unchecked. I work with many people whose relationships are on the verge of breakdown because of their anger issues. Others may be experiencing health difficulties due to all the stress that’s building up. There’s often so much at stake when it comes to anger, so it’s crucial to seek support and make the necessary changes before it’s too late.
When that ‘red mist’ appears it can feel explosive and seem to come from nowhere. Soon afterwards it’s often followed by feelings of guilt and shame at losing control, often around the people who mean the most to you.
Or it may appear as a low-level constant feeling of irritation and negativity, which can have equally harming results over the long-term.
During my anger management therapy you can learn how to safely control your emotions, and feel more calm, confident and positive. All within private, confidential, non-judgemental sessions.
Relationships can bring all kinds of difficulties. Guilt, shame, heartbreak, jealousy, insecurity, anger, anxiety, sadness – there are a whole range of feelings that can come up when we’re in relationship with another person.
Your relationship issues may be with your partner, parent, child, friend, boss, or colleague. Whatever problems you’re experiencing, we can discuss them safely and confidentially, enabling you to gain a different perspective and find clarity.
DEPRESSION, LOW MOOD, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
The world can be a difficult, confusing, uncertain place – and never more so than right now. If you’re feeling low or depressed, it can really help to share your feelings within the safety of therapy.
Whether you just want to talk to somebody who’ll walk beside you on your journey, or whether you want to learn practical techniques to feel happier and more positive, then I’m here for you.
LACK OF CONFIDENCE, LOW SELF ESTEEM
Are you lacking confidence in certain areas of your life? Feeling ‘not good enough? These feelings can really hold you back in your career and in relationships.
Lack of confidence can include things such as: public speaking nerves, shyness or discomfort around strangers, poor self image, or it can simply be a constant inner critical voice in your mind that never really lets you truly be happy.
I use a mixture of counselling, CBT, NLP, and other therapies to help you build your confidence and raise your self esteem, so you can succeed in all areas of your life.
LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT
Losing people that you love can have an overwhelming effect on your mental health and well-being. It can bring up an array of different emotions – not just sadness, but even feelings such as anger or guilt.
Often we try to hide away how we feel, and tell ourselves we can just ‘get on with it’. But it’s so important to allow yourself the space you need to process your emotions fully, otherwise they can build up inside and lead to problems later on. Whatever you’re going through, get in touch to speak privately about it.
Whether you’ve experienced traumatic events recently or many years ago, the effects can be devastating on your mental and even your physical health. And these effects can surface at later points in your life, so the original cause might not be immediately obvious.
I use a blend of therapies to help you explore the root of your trauma, process your emotions, and release the pain gently and safely.
Weight gain, emotional eating, unhealthy diet, binge eating – these can all be resolved with my unique weight management program. Also included is additional online support in the form of MP3s and worksheets to complement our therapy sessions.
Want to get in touch?
Thinking of working with me? Then just send me a message via the form below, or call/text me on 0791 240 8830.