About Lis

My Training


I am a fully qualified Counsellor and completed my Diploma in 2009 with the Counselling on Merseyside Pastoral and Supporting Service (COMPASS), a Liverpool Centre of Excellence for Counselling, Training, CPD and Research.  My training at COMPASS was an integrative ‘relational model,’ grounded in the Person-Centred Approach as well as some elements of Psychodynamic work.  

In October 2013 I gained Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist status with BACP (’MBACP Accred’).  This means that I have achieved a substantial level of approved training and experience and my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.  I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacpregister.co.uk) in line with the Professional Standards Authority.

  • BACP Accredited Counsellor, October 2013
  • Counselling Diploma (Relational Model), COMPASS, Liverpool Sep 2006 – July 2009
  • MA in Victorian Literature, University of Liverpool 2002-2003
  • BA Hons (2:1) in English Language and Literature, University of Liverpool 1999-2002

My Experience

I have worked as a COMPASS Counsellor since 2007 as well as an Associate Counsellor at one of the Liverpool Universities.  I have been in private practice since 2013.  After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Masters degree in English Literature in 2003 I have worked in an administrative and pastoral supporting role in a large school 6th form.  I also have experience of facilitating training in listening skills for small groups of adults.  I have also been a Trustee of COMPASS Counselling. 

Continuing Professional Development


  • Nov 2008 – Record Keeping for Counsellors and Supervisors
  • Oct 2009 – A Brief Introduction to EFT 
  • Apr 2010 – Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 
  • Feb 2012 – Self Harm
  • Apr/May 2012 – I wrote and delivered a 6 week ‘Listening Skills’ course for staff in a local school.
  • Apr 2013 - Attachment, Psychotherapy and the Inner World: from ethology to relational neuroscience, delivered by Professor Jeremy Holmes
  • May 2013 BACP Accreditation Workshop
  • Mar/Apr 2014 - Mindfulness for Stress.
  • ​October 2015 - Schema Therapy.
  • Feb 2016 - Literature and Mental Health.
  • Mar 2016 - Solution Focused Therapy
  • Apr 2016 - Working at Relational Depth
  • Jan/Feb 2017 - Psychology and Mental health
  • Mar 2017 - Mindfulness training
  • Nov 2017 - Unlocking OCD
  • Feb 2018 - Creative Journaling
  • May/July 2018 - Clinical Supervision training, with Simon Kerr-Edwards.

I am a committed member of a regular Personal Development group with other qualified counsellors, as well as a book reviewer for the BACP Private Practice Journal.

What people have said about Lis...

 "Thank you so much for all your kindness, patience, wisdom and counsel."

"Thank you for giving me back (or helping me find!) my happy face."

"Initial anxieties were removed by you and the lovely atmosphere you created.  I felt safe and revived every Wednesday afternoon - a rare gift."

"Thank you for all your support and helping me understand myself a little better."