Lisa CrossmanPsychodynamic psychotherapist
At times situations or events in life, can cause worry or continuous thoughts and feelings which we can’t seem to overcome. This can throw us off balance as feelings of anxiety, stress and depression surface. For many years, I have worked with people to manage their thoughts and behaviours whether they be personal, work or relationship difficulties; helping them to become unstuck and move forward towards better well-being; feeling less stuck and held back.
I qualified in 2005 and have been working for mental health charities, private practice and blue light services and other public sector organisations ever since. My own background is diverse in heritage as is my family background. Due to this I have worked with people all over the world and people in non-traditional family settings, blended families etc. I also have experience of working with childhood bereavement, parental separation, identity and self-discovery and the impact this has on relationships and feeling secure in oneself.
I work from an integrative stance, meaning that I can adopt a way of working which is personalised to each individual person. However, I also use many of the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy which helps clients to move further towards what they want and how they want to be in life in few sessions, skilfully managing the thoughts and behaviours which have kept them angry, upset, sad and ultimately away from their goals. I tend to start with an assessment of one's past to make sense of thoughts and behaviours in the present.
I also coach for performance, life change and balance, having coached people primarily from the creative arts, and music sectors.
I am qualified and therefore make a conscious and positive decision to work by the BACP code of ethics, which is integral for client/therapist trust and safety.
Call / email me to see how we get on and to uncover how I can help you make the differences you'd like, as I have done with so many others. What do you have to lose from one call?
OnlineI provide my services online
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I charge £80 - £100 per session. I have some flexibility depending on earnings.
My rate reflects my qualifications, 20 years experience and successful outcomes with clients, both working privately and within organisations.
Training and qualifications
MSc Occupational Psychology - this relates to stress, burn out, interpersonal relationships.
Advanced diploma in Integrative Counselling - this is the formal training and qualification to provide therapy but with additional ways of working
BACP Accreditation - once qualified and working as a therapist for some years, this additional certification can be awarded to quantify a therapists work with their clients. It often appears as MBACP (Accred.)
BSc Psychology (Hons) - A first degree in Psychology meaning that I understand the roots of counselling and psychotherapy at a deeply.