About Lisa Wilson
BACP Registered Counsellor in York

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I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling awarded with Distinction from York St John University. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - registration number 374949.

I am a counsellor at York Mind where I work with a very broad range of clients and presenting issues. I also work as a Wellbeing Coach at York Mind on a project that is focused on developing and maintaining resilience to reduce the likelihood of individuals developing mental health difficulties. Additionally, I facilitate a weekly peer support group at York Mind which covers aspects of mental health.

I previously worked at York Mind for nearly 3 years as a Volunteer Mentor, providing one to one support for people recovering from a variety of mental health conditions using goal focused coaching. I worked with clients to identify meaningful and realistic goals as part of their journey towards recovery. I helped clients utilise their strengths and internal resources to identify and achieve these goals and overcome the blocks preventing them from moving forward. I also spent a year facilitating an assertiveness course at the Kyra Women’s Project in York to enable women to develop their communication skills.

Prior to training as a counsellor, I spent over 20 years working in marketing and IT. As such, I understand the pressures and challenges of working in business environments, interpersonal difficulties and barriers to effective communication.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am committed to furthering my professional development. I have completed training in:

  • Working with the depressed client

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

  • Trauma and Brain Plasticity

  • Mental Health Issues for Counsellors

  • Compassion Focused Therapy in Practice

  • Practising Existential Therapy

  • Working with Client Strengths

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Exploring the dynamics of attachment in adults

  • An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Integrating Counselling with Coaching

  • Working with Emotion Focused Therapy

  • Working at Relational Depth

  • Anger Management

  • Working with Loss and Bereavement

  • Ethics and the Law in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I work to the BACP Ethical Framework

I hold an advanced DBS check

I have professional indemnity insurance

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office

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