Counsellor – Lisa Drake, Dip Couns, BA (Hons)

Lisa Drake December 2015Change is part of life.  But at times it can feel like it takes over the whole of life.

Just as a train passing through a junction can shake and wobble until it gets back on track, so it can be with us when we reach challenging points in our life.  ‘Marker’ events such as ill health, redundancy, a relationship ending or a bereavement, and life stages such as reaching adulthood or the menopause may trigger painful or confusing feelings we can find it hard to cope with on our own.

If you’re reading this, then you are probably feeling the need to talk to someone outside of your day-to-day life.  You may want to find clarity amongst an overwhelming mix of emotions. Or you may be finding it hard to function and want to work out ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, grief or troubling thoughts which are dominating your life.

About Me

I am a fully qualified counsellor, holding a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, working in the field of change and loss.  As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their code of ethics.

I have worked for over five years with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting bereaved clients and I provide counselling for people affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at Weston General Hospital.

I also currently teach counselling skills at a further education level.

How I Work

I work in a person-centred way, which means that counselling goes at your pace, whether that’s a one-off or having a number of sessions .

I integrate a number of different approaches, including mindfulness and cognitive techniques, to provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your individual route through your transitions to a happier and healthier time.

Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £40, although I have some concessionary spaces available so please feel free to ask about those.

How to contact me

Please phone me on 07901 986628 or email to have an initial chat.

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