My name is Lisa Weaver and I trained in Crystal Healing and as a Reiki Master in 2004.
Whilst treating clients I became aware of the potential emotional shift or release and felt additional skills would benefit both me and my clients during this process.
I took a basic counselling course in 2010 and became so interested in psychotherapeutic work, I continued my training to gain a full qualification in May 2015:
Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) CPCAB
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate (formerly CRB)
I worked as a volunteer counsellor with MIND mental health service BLMK (Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes) May 2014 until August 2017 when I left to focus on my private practice.
How I work
I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means I am trained in several different theories and therapeutic approaches and will combine those techniques depending on the needs of my client. Integrating different theories allows me to draw on elements of each, to best help and support individual clients and their current needs.
I work with loss, change, anxiety, depression, confidence, relationship difficulties and more.
My counselling approach includes the theories and concepts of; CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, working with thoughts, feelings and behaviours), Gestalt (resolution of past issues and experience in the present moment), Person-Centred (self worth and values) and Transactional Analysis (communication and relationships).
I have regular supervision to support my work with clients, my personal and professional development and to ensure I am working ethically. Client confidentiality is honoured throughout my work with individuals as well as during my supervision.
I am based in Bedfordshire and work from a therapy studio in Tebworth, near Leighton Buzzard.