Lisa Hartley

Lisa Hartley


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07580 714106

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Therapist - Salford

Salford M6
07580 714106
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday - 9am - 4pm

Tuesday - 3pm - 8pm

Wednesday - 3pm - 8pm

Thursday - 3pm - 8pm

Friday - 9am - 4pm

Saturday - 9am - 1pm

Sunday - by arrangement (20% surcharge)

About me and my therapy practice

I understand that finding a way to start this journey may not be easy. Taking the first step can often feel quite challenging and you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, indecision or even fear. This is a natural response to thoughts around making changes in your life.

I offer support and empathy in a warm, caring environment. Working together, we will explore how feelings and experiences shape your thoughts and actions. You will gain a better understanding of what makes you, you. Finding ways to reach your own solutions and enabling you to live a more resourceful life. Alternatively, I could simply be that non judgmental, confidential ear that you just don't have elsewhere. I want to get to know you as a "whole" - your difficulty does not need to define who you are.

I work as an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon a range of different approaches and methods, tailoring them to best meet the needs of each individual I work with. 

I have a particular interest in brain body connections as it is widely acknowledged that up to 80% of traumatic experience is stored in the body. I am fascinated by this aspect of our psyche and the way in which psychological difficulties show themselves through our bodies. Using a variety of creative and integrative approaches to encourage access to the emotional memory, in addition to the cognitive memory.


Practice description

Since qualifying in 2009, I have gained experience of working within the NHS, the Youth Service and private practice. I have counselled adults, young people, families and couples in many areas including:

relationship difficulties - self, partners, families, social.

low self esteem - confidence, self worth, hopelessness.

depression - low mood, feeling hopeless, guilt, difficulty in making decisions.

generalised anxiety disorder

anxiety - panic attacks, stress.

suicidal thoughts

infertility

eating and body image

pet bereavement

alcohol

I have five years experience as a youth worker, and work in a pastoral role in an educative setting.

I am dedicated to the counselling process and wholly appreciate, through both professional and personal experience, the rewards that a successful client/counsellor relationship can bring about, however if you are uncertain I offer a free 20 minute "check it out" session should you feel particularly unsure of how things work, please let me know at enquiry stage if you would feel more comfortable with this option. Alternatively, please call or email me for an informal chat if there is anything you are uncertain about.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Payment for full 50/60 minute sessions (£45 individual, £55 for couples) can be made using bank transfer if this is convenient for you, or cash on the day if you prefer. Receipts available on request at booking.

I am conveniently located in Salford, easily accessible from the East Lancs Road and the M602 (close to Salford Royal Hospital). I have a purpose built, outside office which is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable.

My first session

If you are uncertain about how to move forward from this place of "looking into counselling/therapy", please feel free to email/ring me to answer any questions.  If you feel it would suit you, I offer a no charge/no obligation 20min "check it out" session, where you can meet me, see my room, and we can look at how we would work together.

Alternatively, we can book a full session.  

Please look at my FAQ page 

https://www.salfordcounselling.co.uk/counselling-faqs


What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Animal assisted therapy, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Supervisor - Salford

Salford M6
07580 714106
Sessions from £67.50

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Monday : 9am - 4pm

Tuesday : 3pm - 8pm

Wednesday : 3pm - 8pm

Thursday : 3pm - 8pm

Friday : 9am - 4pm

Saturday - 9am - 1pm

Saturday pm/Sunday am- by arrangement 

About me and my therapy practice

I’m Lisa, 55, counsellor, and clinical supervisor.

I hope this pen picture will give you a sense of who I am, and how I work but please, do feel free to come and meet me before you make a decision.   

Qualified to Diploma level in 2009, and with a 1st Class Honours Degree in 2022,  facilitating around 1,000 therapeutic sessions each year in private practice. 

With a diverse range of clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and with many different presenting issues. 

I have a bespoke, confidential outdoor therapy room in which clients and supervisees feel welcome and safe. 

After qualifying in supervision, I soon began my work as a Clinical Supervisor with a large school based charitable organisation, which supports my firm belief in early intervention. 

I also offer supervision to private counsellors.  Throughout supervision I hope to offer security and understanding - a reflective, safe space. It should be a collaborative experience, and whilst client work will always be at the forefront of our time together, I feel it is key to know you too. Not only as a counsellor, but as a person. I work in an integrative, adaptive way with the invite to work creatively using a range of interventions. 


Practice description

I enjoy the benefits of using metaphor, analogy, visualisation and hopefully, humour. I have positive feedback that supervision sessions are supportive and thought-provoking with an appropriate balance of challenge. 

Ultimately, I endeavour to model honesty and authenticity. Bringing warmth and patience in the hope that clients and supervisees feel accepted and able to trust in a genuine and open relationship. 

Ethics in Supervision Underpinning all effective supervision should be the core conditions - unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence. 

I would hope to model honesty and realness, with the intention that the supervisee would feel accepted and be able to show themselves in return. 

We can be ourselves. It is clear that counsellors and supervisors cannot be all things to all people but having knowledge of our own moral code and frame of reference enables us to become more accepting of ourselves and where we sit in life and why. This is key to acknowledging that there may be alternative viewpoints, which, although different than our own, are no less valid. “Our” reality does not make it “the” reality. 

 It is vital that we are able to set our own moral compass aside and navigate a way through our supervisees experience and ultimately with them, through that of their clients.

My first session

I like to invite all potential supervisees to a no charge/no presumption introductory session. 

Supervision is such a relational expereince, it's so important that we are a good match, and make a good team.

This can be in person, or online.

I actively encourage you to "shop around" to see what fits!


Types of therapy

Animal assisted therapy, Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited