Lisa Stocking Counselling W12

MBACP

Welcome

I am a qualified therapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP) I work within their ethical framework. I can provide a confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in life, free from judgement. I work both face to face and online in West London.

Counselling and therapy for individuals

Welcome, and thank you for visiting

My name is Lisa Stocking and I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor with a BSc in Humanistic counselling, I provide both short and long-term therapy to young people and adults in West London. I offer counselling both online and face to face in a covid safe therapy space in W12.

We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. It might be that you are struggling with a loss, bereavement or illness or how you relate to the world and those around you. It might be that you are wanting to talk about challenges from your past. Talking can help us make sense of things and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I believe that through greater self awareness we all have the potential for healing and growth.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. I am experienced in working with significant loss through bereavement or illness. I work with the Mulberry Centre which is part of West Middlesex hospital providing counselling to people with cancer, carers and the bereaved.

I also work for a local counselling service working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, all kinds of loss and relationship difficulties, as well as past traumas.

I appreciate that sometimes it takes immense courage to ask for help and we can gently explore how we might work together to move forward.

How can counselling help?

Life brings many challenges, and it is understandable that at times we might look for support in facing them. As a counsellor my role is to provide a safe space to help you express and explore what is troubling you.


I offer a chance to reflect on the difficulties or problems you are experiencing. Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Counselling isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.


My approach to therapy is humanistic, I draw on person-centred, transactional analysis and Gestalt which is tailored to your needs. This is a non-judgmental way of working, where the counsellor creates the right conditions and support to help you explore what you are struggling with, in your own time.

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can be heard and seen without judgement.

In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and confidentially.

A problem shared…

Are you struggling with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression. Talking can help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems – and how to move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, healthier choices moving forward.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Relationship problems

Grief, loss or bereavement

Trauma and post-traumatic stress

Abuse

Depression

Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Anger management

Spirituality

Difficulties at work or in retirement

Problems with family

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services see privacy policy.

Frequently asked questions

What are your qualifications?

I have a BSc(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling from Middlesex University and a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Metanoia Institute. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. (MBACP)

How long will I need to have counselling?

How long a period of counselling lasts will vary from person to person and depend on the depth of the issues they are facing. For some people 6-8 sessions helps to bring their problems into focus, and they feel ready to move forward; other problems may require more of an open-ended approach.

How long will I have to wait for an appointment?

My aim is to offer a first appointment – known as an initial assessment – within 1-2 weeks. Then we would arrange counselling sessions to take place at the same time every week, that is convenient for you and where I have availability. How quickly these sessions can begin will depend on the availability.

Will everything I say be kept confidential?

Everything that is said within the counselling room is private – this is one of the main ways counselling and therapy differ from talking to a friend or relative. Once you are comfortable with the format of weekly sessions and the safe space they provide, you will find the freedom to speak in confidence is of great value.

If you are in danger of harming yourself or other people I would consider breaking confidentiality but where possible it would be done with your consent.

In certain situations namely acts of terrorism, the law requires breaking confidentiality and informing authorities. See my privacy policy for more information.

What happens on the first session?

I offer a free initial introductory conversation for us to find out a bit about each other, what brings you to therapy and what you want to get out of it, you can also ask any questions you may have. If we decide to work together we will arrange a suitable time to meet each week. This session will then be allocated to you. The first session will be an assessment session where I will take information about you to help me have a better understanding of how I can work with you and what you need. I will also send a contract for you to sign in advance of our work together.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income, please talk to me about this.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment by bank transfer in advance of the session.

My location

I work from private offices located in W12, easily accessible from public transport.

In addition to providing face-to-face therapy, I also offer online counselling via Zoom or Skype. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £60 per session. I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income or for students; contact me to enquire about availability.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment by bank transfer.

You may not know it, but you’ve already taken the first step…

It takes courage making the decision to contact a therapist, but in my experience talking to someone can really help.


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