I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP) who has been working in therapeutic settings for many years. I mainly work using the Person Centred Approach, however I also work integratively and am open to looking at what works best for you as a client.
My aim is to provide a supportive, non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment for you to share your story and be heard. I see my counselling role as supportively guiding you towards your own answers and uncovering your own truths.
After starting my working life as an actor, I began my counselling journey nearly 30 years ago as a Samaritan volunteer and for the last 8 years I have been working as a Counselling Supervisor at ChildLine. I have seen clients in a variety of settings including my recent work at METRO working with clients who identify as LGBTQ+. I am also a qualified teacher.
Some of the concerns I have worked with have included:-
- Drug and alcohol use
- Gender Identity
- Relationship Difficulties
- Challenging decisions
- Loss, bereavement and life change
- Hearing voices
For more information go to www.lisahaytercounselling.com
Dr Caroline Finill
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) and have been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (which tends to focus on problem focused and shorter term work), psychodynamic therapy (which tends to focus on longer-term work) and person centred therapy. Whatever the approach, it is important to have a good working therapeutic relationship. How therapy can help I will endeavour to hear, listen and understand you. In my view, therapy is about having a person outside your life, who is able to work alongside you, to allow you to change your perspective or the way you think about things, in the way that you want to.
I have experience of working with adults with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems and I have a special interest in working with people who are living with cancer, Tourette’s disease and neurological difficulties, such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. I also have experience of working with people with non epileptic seizures. In addition, I am particularly interested in working with people with dementia and with partners or family members of those with dementia. What to expect in the first session If you decide to contact me, we will arrange an initial meeting to talk about your reasons for seeking therapy and the approach that would be helpful for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have completed a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Before I trained as a counselling psychologist I trained and worked as a general nurse (RGN) and a registered mental nurse (RMN). I worked as an RMN at The Maudsley Hospital for 11 years.
Working as a nurse has helped me as a counselling psychologist as it has given me experience of helping people who are going through both physical and mental distress and illness.