Lisa Cross

Lisa Cross


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07908590797
Website

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Therapist - Plymouth

Plymouth PL4
07908590797
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

UPDATE REGARDING VIRUS & SESSIONS

I'm currently (during Lockdown 3) back to working remotely until restrictions lift again.

I will be offering in-person counselling sessions – in addition to remote therapy through Zoom video call and telephone – when the Plymouth area is graded as Tier 3 or lower again. I’ve completed a risk assessment and made a few changes to the way I work in order to reduce risk of Covid-19 infection.

The Government is still recommending that we work from home wherever possible for most of us in the UK, so my in-person sessions are prioritised for clients who are unable to attend remote sessions. The majority of my sessions I offer are remote/online sessions via video calls and instant messaging chat via Zoom (www.zoom.us) and telephone calls.

In-person sessions are being held in a large meeting room, which prior to the pandemic had an estimated capacity of up to 15 people, with both windows open and a fan for air ventilation; this is to minimise risk with regards to Covid-19. I use an alcohol-based disinfectant to clean all contact surfaces before and after meeting clients. I wear a mask, and I appreciate clients doing the same so that we protect each other.

I’m looking forward to the future going forward, and eventually broadening out in-person sessions to all clients again. Thank you for your patience in awaiting “normality” again, I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon, too!

Take good care of yourself and each other.

About me and my therapy practice

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're unable to listen fully or appreciate what we are saying, or they're too closely involved that it can be awkward to speak honestly with them. Counselling can offer you an opportunity to really look at what is happening for yourself in the present moment. You don’t have to be going through a “crisis” to consider the need for counselling. What might be on your mind could be something that happened a long time ago.

My approach to counselling work is Person-Centred and Mindfulness-based; what this means is the work is intended to be non-directive, genuine, honest, open, free of judgement and based around the client’s goals. I believe you (as a potential client and all humans) have potential to change in a positive way. The Mindfulness aspect means bringing conscious awareness (our full attention) to the present moment – to be curious about what we notice without judgement.

Practice description

I can offer short-term (approximately six to twelve (6 – 12) sessions) and long-term therapy, whatever suits you. Sessions are 60 minutes each, and we will usually start working together weekly initially, but we might space out sessions a bit more as our work draws to an end. I also offer discounted block rates for six sessions.

We will consider what your needs are by reviewing our work together throughout the process, which also can help you to notice and track any changes that you or people in your life are noticing about you. We will also consider what it is you want to see as a result of your counselling work, and what it will look like to you, so you will be able to recognise when you are closer to where you want to be.

My first session

Initial Meeting – 60 minutes for £20

In our first meeting, we will discuss what you hope to get from counselling and confirm what you want to work towards in your sessions. We will clarify what confidentiality means and the time frame we are looking to work within. We will confirm whether we will continue to work together by the end of this meeting.

It is an opporutnity for us to both ask questions and learn more about how things are for you now and what you would hope to gain from counselling. It's a chance for us both to decide if we're a "good fit" to work together.

Counselling Sessions – 60 minutes for £45

All counselling sessions following the first meeting will be £45 each. There is limited availability for reduced-rate sessions for students and those on low income. I also offer a block-rate discount - please see my website or contact me for further details.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited