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Telephone: 07908 590 797
Email: lisacross.counselling@gmail.com

Are you looking for a safe space to talk through problems? Are you looking for some support towards positive change?

Sometimes we can’t talk openly with people in our lives – maybe they are either unable to listen fully or appreciate what we are saying, or they are too closely involved that it can be awkward to speak honestly with them. This is where counselling can be really helpful, as it can provide you with a space to explore what is going on for you and to offer a different perspective.

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My clients and colleagues often describe me as warm and extremely gentle as a person and in my approach to my counselling work. I enjoy working together with my clients, and I find the job itself extremely rewarding.

I am a professional Therapeutic Counsellor, BACP Accredited (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) based in Plymouth, Devon, UK. As a member of this organisation, I have an Ethical Code of Conduct to which I work by; this guidance helps to keep our work safe for both you as a client and myself as a therapist. Accredited BACP status as a counsellor means that my practice meets the BACP’s higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

I can support you to explore and process what life brings your way at your pace. Together, we can unpick what you want to see happen for you and to give it some context, so that you will be able to notice any changes you are making.

My areas of experience include (but are not limited to) sexual assault and abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, relationships, confidence and self-esteem issues and loss/bereavement. My approach is Mindfulness-based Person-Centred Therapy.

I am able to offer daytime and early evening sessions on weekdays and Saturday appointments, and I’m based in the city centre of Plymouth.

Please contact me to ask questions, discuss or book an initial meeting.

Telephone: 07908 590 797
Email: lisacross.counselling@gmail.com

 

UPDATE REGARDING VIRUS & SESSIONS

UPDATE – March 2021

🌟 In-person sessions in indoor space 🌟

I’m continuing to prioritise clients for in-person sessions who are unable to work remotely through Zoom video call (www.zoom.us) or telephone for the time being until risk of virus transmission decreases further. There are different reasons why some clients are unable to work remotely, and I want to let you know that I appreciate that and I’m trying to work with you as best as I can.

🌳 In-person / Walk & Talk sessions in outdoor space 🌳

Last year I managed to hold some success in meeting clients socially-distanced outdoors for sessions; it’s obviously weather-dependent, so we will always need a back-up plan for alternative remote sessions if conditions are too uncomfortable to spend an hour outdoors. This method of meeting people outside your own household is still the safest social contact at this time.

✨ Remote Sessions through Zoom video call and telephone ✨

This method of meeting will still be the main service offered for sessions until the conditions outlined by the Government are met for restrictions to change. Currently we’re all being asked to continue to work from home whenever possible. After some consideration, I’ve decided that I’ll continue to offer this form of service beyond restrictions easing.

Contact me for further information and availability.

Take good care of yourself and each other

 

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What has been helpful or useful that you have appreciated from our work together?

Take the time to breathe and that its ok to take time out for yourself. That its ok to disagree with your family and that I’m not always in the wrong or selfish and write down what you can’t discuss with the person that has upset you, to get it off your chest and stop mulling it over all the time. Try and put some distance between me and those that upset me and have a plan ahead of those moments we have to spend together. I have to keep telling myself its ok to lean on others. Try to focus on the positive rather than the negative, for example write down 3 things I’m grateful for each day. That my feelings do matter and shouldn’t be dismissed.

What has been unhelpful or not as useful from our work together?

I can’t think of anything.

Any other comments or feedback?

Thank you for all your help. I have found it very useful and to stop second guessing/doubting myself and analyse myself and discover that I am a good person and that my efforts don’t go to waste on the people that appreciate it.

25 February 2019

Very nice and caring. Great listener and asked good questions. Overall, very nice lady.

21 November 2016