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Lisa Waterhouse

Integrative counselling

Hello and welcome

Counselling for individuals and couples - online, or in person. UK and worldwide.

At times life can be filled with challenges, disappointments and sadness. Events or experiences may happen in our daily lives that are unexpected or we find very painful and difficult to recover from. You might be suffering as a result of a trauma in your life and are struggling to cope with painful and difficult feelings. Perhaps you are grieving, or struggling with feelings such as anxiety, distress and hopelessness and it can seem too much to deal with alone. Maybe life looks fine on the surface, but you feel you've lost your sense of enthusiasm, joy and pleasure in life. You may keep going, but know things are getting worse and find yourself at a place where you wonder if there is a way forward. ​

Whilst it can be helpful to turn to friends or family, there are times when our experiences are more difficult to understand and resolve. We can lose touch with who we are now and who we want to be and are caught up in our past experiences or worries about the future. This can lead to us feeling exhausted, constantly stressed and disconnected from ourselves and each other.

​Everyone comes to counselling for his or her own reasons: we all have our own story and our own unique life experiences. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to support you when life is at its most difficult and to help you achieve lasting, positive change in your life. In my experience, change really is possible.

About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor based in Spalding, Lincolnshire. I work in-person, or online by video call.

I provide a warm, safe and judgement free space to help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, make sense of your experience, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself. Together, we will explore the issues that bring you to counselling with sensitivity and curiosity, helping you to understand your past, where you are now and your hopes for the future. Understanding our own history and who we are in relationships can enhance our self-awareness and by doing so, gives us greater freedom in our lives. Counselling can help you find and address the root causes of your issues, heal from the past and learn effective coping strategies in order to develop a more enriching and fulfilling life. I believe that change is possible for us all. 

I encourage you to browse this site and read more about me and how I work. Its really important to find the right therapist for you to work with, who you feel comfortable with and can help you to achieve change. 

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"When we deny our stories, they define us.

When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending”

- Brene Brown   

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How I can help

I combine a range of psychotherapeutic models which includes CBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, somatic, transactional analysis, mindfulness, attachment and creative approaches. 

Individual counselling

Counselling can provide the support you need to help you find your way forward and make lasting, positive changes in your life. I work with clients in person or online in the UK and throughout the world.

Couples counselling

Couples therapy is for all types of partnerships experiencing conflict, communication issues, intimacy problems, or any other relationship difficulties.

Young people

It can be beneficial for a young person to come to counselling to explore their feelings, thoughts and behaviours and begin to understand themselves better - with an adult who is not their parent or carer. This can be through traditional talking therapy, or other creative techniques which draw on the expressive nature of young people.

Rewind Therapy

The Rewind Technique was developed by Dr David Muss. It has become internationally recognised to treat traumatic memories and PTSD. 

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Beginning counselling

If you would like to find out more about my services or book an initial appointment, please contact me.
I work with individuals, young people and couples, either in-person or online.

Your first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to get a sense of how it feels to work with me. When we first meet, we will look together at what is happening for you, how it is affecting different areas of your life, and what you might like to be different. By the end of the session you will have a clearer understanding if beginning therapy is right for you and be able to decide if I am the right therapist for you to work with.

If you prefer, we can begin with a telephone consultation. Calls are free and take about 15 minutes. I will ask a little about what you are looking for from counselling and you can ask me any questions you may have. 

You can call, text, email me or use the message app on this website.