All about Connected Counselling, and how I can help you
HELLO, I'M LISSA
a professional registered and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor in Newport, Shropshire. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment for short and long term one-to-one personal counselling tailored to your individual needs. At Connected Counselling I am fully dedicated to providing safe, confidential, and accepting counselling to clients from across the UK.
My counselling provides an environment to share issues and experiences that may be holding you back from living life as you would like to. These issues may even leave you feeling depressed, anxious, desperate, alone, or perhaps even hopeless. It takes courage to seek counselling, and this may be your first step.
I work in a client-centred way, meaning your sessions are focused on you and your therapeutic needs. Whether you require specialist services around trauma, are in a sports environment, or are looking for support with your mental health, I provide a range of therapy methods, enabling sessions to fit around your needs. My approach is to work in a way that is unique to you; aligned to your counselling needs. By providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space it will enable you to feel heard and be supported to process your experiences, thoughts and feelings.
I was recently a guest speaker at BACP Fireside Chat.
I plan on doing more of these in the future. Take a look at my latest updates to see more about events.
Based in Newport, Shropshire, I have experience of working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma, who as a result find life extremely difficult to cope with. I provide trauma therapy to help my clients work through their experiences, and help to deal with their past in a more manageable way. I have worked in the NHS and in private counselling agencies, providing a range of therapy services for many clients experiencing diverse problems.
Sports psychotherapy is aimed at supporting sportspeople to be at peace with themselves, enabling them to perform better or deal with blocks to performance. With training and experience within sport, my non-judgemental approach has been particularly supportive to clients struggling with self-esteem, those who have internalised critical thoughts, and also people who are battling with guilt and shame related to events from their present or past.
I also provide support for individuals dealing with planned or unplanned retirement from their sport, and with the impact this can have on their mental health, identity, and sense of purpose. For many sportspeople, readjusting to life after sport is one of the greatest challenges of their careers.
As a psychotherapist and counsellor in Shropshire, and a former sportsperson, I am well aware that dealing with current and historical issues and challenges can be hard enough. However being in sport can often mean there is added pressure of doing so in the public eye or under scrutiny of others. Find out more about my sports psychotherapy services here.
Lissa had eased my doubts and even though it was hard for me to accept my flaws I found it easy to communicate them to her, listening as I speak really assessing the way I feel so we can dig deeper to find the route of the issues. I can honestly say I have been supported and motivated to develop and my life has changed for the better - We had done activities and homework which doesn't take too much time but really puts things into perspective and made me discover coping skills which helped too. Lissa has assured me that whenever I need her, she will be there and she will always welcome me back with open arms, I am very appreciative and will always be grateful. Thank you.
Working with Lissa has helped me to understand myself better and really work on dealing with my issues. This has made a massive difference to my life and I feel that Lissa has helped me to become a better version of myself through our counselling sessions.
Lissa has helped me to focus and control my emotions that has been beneficial in improving my performance. Lissa has helped me to focus my aggression and frustration and worked with me to find coping strategies to positively influence my emotions.
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