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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

I’m now offering remote/online sessions via video calls and instant messaging chat via Zoom (www.zoom.us) and telephone calls.

Recent scientific evidence suggests that risk of transmission of Covid-19 virus increases when talking/breathing in enclosed space (even when 2 metres apart) for 15 minutes or longer.

I’m looking into options for a venue which will be large enough to accommodate social distancing and a ventilation pathway for the near future when it becomes safer to meet for an hour in enclosed space.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but I don’t wish anyone to come to harm.

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?

The freedom to just talk and get whatever I need to say out in the open with no fear of judgement. The most important thing to me though was the solid advice and tools that Lisa offers. I’ve used them in my day to day life since she offered them as a solution to my mental health issues. It has changed my outlook completely.

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

Nothing that I can think of.

Any other comments or feedback?

when I first came to Lisa i was in what I would call a mess. I was confused about every aspect of my thoughts, feelings and how to approach them. Every session gave me something, although sometimes very hard, it was always worth it. With the guidance and tools that Lisa so professionally offers along with being a very caring ear has honestly changed my life. I am the person I wanted to be at the start, well still trying to be but I’m getting there. All I can really do is say thank you Lisa, you really helped me change everything, I hope you understand how much I appreciate all you do.

9 March 2020

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