Lisa Cross

Lisa Cross


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07908590797

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Therapist - Plymouth

Plymouth PL4
07908590797
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

UPDATE REGARDING VIRUS & SESSIONS – August 2021

🌟 In-person (face-to-face) sessions within indoor space 🌟

It's an awkward time to increase risk of meeting more people indoors for long periods of time. I’m continuing to prioritise clients who are unable to work remotely through Zoom video call (www.zoom.us) or telephone for the time being until risk of virus transmission decreases further.

I appreciate that privacy, technology and disability are a few reasons why remote sessions are not ideal for some clients - please feel free to contact me to discuss this or about how I'm managing risk.

🌳 In-person (face-to-face) sessions within outdoor space / Walk & Talk or sitting outside in public parks 🌳

Socially-distanced outdoors for sessions - they're obviously weather-dependent, so we'll need a back-up plan for alternative remote sessions if conditions are too uncomfortable.

I'm currently meeting clients at Central Park, Plymouth for outdoor sessions.

✨ Remote Sessions through Zoom video call, Instant Message chat and telephone ✨

After some consideration, I’ve decided that I’ll continue to offer this form of service beyond restrictions easing.

If you are unable to have a remote session at home, some people will drive or walk to a quiet spot with stable internet access or mobile phone reception and have the session in their car, while out and about on a walk or just sitting in outdoor space.

This option is also ideal for clients who are shielding, caring for vulnerable/at risk family or friends or moving out of area and wish to continue to meet regularly for sessions.

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