Lisa Gates

Lisa Gates

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Nottingham, Grantham, Newark, Melton

Nottingham, Grantham, Newark, Melton NG13
Sessions from £60.00



I work during office hours and also have evening appointments.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an existential, integrative and psychodynamic NHS and private psychotherapist, counsellor and lecturer; doctoral researcher and BACP and UPCA accredited. 

​I understand that life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through those obstacles. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply through your journey with me, and get you back on track.

My work places emphasis on the human condition as a whole. I use a positive approach that applauds human capacities and aspirations while simultaneously acknowledging an individuals limitations. I encourage people to address the emotional issues they face through full engagement and responsibility. I guide the person to accept their fears and give them the skills necessary to overcome them through action. This creates a sense of liberation and a feeling of letting go of the despair associated with insignificance and meaningless. It creates a feeling of growth and the promotes the embracing of life and to exist with wonder and curiosity.

I have been honoured to be endorsed by Her Grace The Duchess of Rutland and voted one of the leading inspirational thought leaders and change makers in the UK by Source.

Practice description

My specialisms include existential (life) crisis and ontological (self) insecurity, somatic and dissociative conditions, physical health psychology including ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, functional neurological disorders, chronic pain and fatigue, long covid, historical and developmental trauma, complex grief, end of life situations, death anxiety, social anxiety and general anxiety disorders.

Other areas: abuse, negative and challenging behaviours, communication, depression, eating disorders, emotions, goals, motivation, self esteem, OCD, phobias, relationships and couples, self harm, shame and self criticism, stress, substance misuse, unhelpful thinking styles.

My first session

The duration of sessions varies dependent on client preference, I offer 50 or 90 minute sessions. I offer a no obligation free 30 minute assessment consultation. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Integrative, Jungian, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work