Hello, welcome to my website. My name is Lisa and I run Hopfield Counselling.
I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor / Psychotherapist which means that I work in a way that is individual to you, not in a prescriptive, pre-meditated way but in a way that lets me utilise my skills, training and experience to help you face life challenges.
I have also undergone training to enable me to utilise Hypnotherapy within my work as a psychotherapist adding another layer to the work we can do together.
I offer both short and long term counselling for adults, adolescents and children working from a light and airy garden room. My practice offers a safe space to explore what’s troubling your life as many of us, at some stage, can feel anxious, isolated, stressed or alone.
Having someone impartial to really listen and walk in your world with you can give you the space and time to get some perspective and understanding. It provides you with time to investigate your troubles or worries and look for new ways to manage those difficulties. As counselling is not a directive process we work together to find new ways to cope and make life changes.
I have also undergone training to work with couples, investigating what is happening within relationships, establish what the difficulties may be, providing both people in the relationship with the chance to communicate and be heard in a non-judgemental and safe environment.
“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
― Shannon L. Alder
As well as working in private practice I have experience of working in the charitable sector .
I am proud to work as a counsellor for The Matthew Hackney Foundation. The MHF is a local charity which provides counselling services to local primary and secondary schools. I work with children and teenagers covering a variety of issues in a school environment helping them to overcome anxiety, depression, stress and the like.
I am also very privileged to work as a Counsellor for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice where I am a therapist for both life limited patients as well as bereaved families. In addition to this I ran Footsteps, a bereavement group for children aged 5 to 12 years.
My practice is based in Byfleet and offers free on-street parking, it is easily accessible from Woking, Weybridge, Addlestone, New Haw, West Byfleet and is within a 15-20 minute walk of West Byfleet and Byfleet and New Haw railway station.
In addition to being a therapist I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision and am able to offer supervisory sessions to therapists and other professionals.
As an accredited therapist I am also able to offer counselling to students undertaking their counselling qualifications and offer discounted rates for this service..