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Lisa Stevenson

Lisa Stevenson

Counsellor in Taunton

I am a Relationship Therapist and an accredited member of both the National Counselling Society and the National Council of Psychotherapists. Currently, my work is all conducted online via video conferencing.

I have specialised in working with couples, individuals and all types of relationship for over 15 years. After gaining extensive experience working with relationships and difference whilst based in a busy cross-cultural practice abroad, I started my own practice 5 years ago.

What I love most about my work is helping people to define themselves honestly to each other, and to inspire the relationship they long to have.

My own relationship journeys as a wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, have been a hugely valuable source of learning. I especially love the creativity and inspiration I gain from the many people I meet and work with.

I believe that the quality of our lives ultimately depends on the quality of our relationships and it's that belief that inspires the work I do. When we're feeling disconnected and alone, when we've run out of ideas and feel hopeless, a little help can go a long way

Background & Qualifications

I am a graduate of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at The Couples Institute.
I have a Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling and a Certificate in Couples and Family Counselling.

To complement my core training, I have studied further with:

Terry Real of the Relational Life Institute
Esther Perel
John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute
Martha Kauppi of the Institute for Relational Intimacy
Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt of Imago Therapy
Gay and Katie Hendriks of the Hendricks Institute
Michelle Wiener Davis

I am also an Advanced Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique EFT

My Specialisms

HELP FOR COUPLES: If you're feeling overwhelmed by relationship issues, or you feel you've lost your connection - perhaps even forgotten why you're together - I will help you unpack your difficulties without blame and shame. We'll aim to identify the choices that you may have lost sight of. I will help you create a new vision for working through the difficult bits together. Relationships are where we're wounded and are also where we heal and grow. Working with me will enable you to recognise difference as a gift rather than a problem, and to turn it into an opportunity for growth, maturity and greater intimacy.

HELP FOR INDIVIDUALS: If you need help processing heartbreak, or you recognise repetitive patterns in your relationships, I will help you gain insight and understanding and a better sense of self. Or if you are feeling desperately unhappy but your partner is not willing to seek help with you, we can explore the ways in which you can focus on your own growth to positively affect your relationship.

DECISION MAKING: Sometimes we get completely stuck and can't decide whether to stay together and work at the relationship or whether to call it a day and separate. If this is your situation, I can help you gain clarity. I will meet with you together first and then separately and we will look at what has gone wrong and each person's contribution to the problems. With greater understanding it is easier to decide if you want to separate or if you want to engage in Couples Therapy for an agreed period of time.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

MY APPROACH: I believe my work is to help you rediscover yourselves as the source of the relationship you want. A good honest look at ourselves allows us to understand how we keep ourselves stuck. But more importantly, it allows us to notice and value, perhaps for the first time, what we bring to our relationships and how we can positively affect them.

Whilst the past does inform the present, my focus is on your choice right now. Inspired by the belief that relationship is a creative process moment by moment, my aim is to hold a space in which each partner can become the person they want to be for the relationship they aspire to have.

Each relationship is unique and each person's experience their own, so I draw from a range of different models and ideas to suit your needs. My aim is to inspire you to develop loving and enriching ways of connecting both with yourselves and with each other.

WHAT I OFFER: I work with couples and individuals over the age of 18yrs at all stages of relationship. Relationships can be with a current partner, with a separating partner or with a family member or friend.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call
Emotional Freedom Technique Online/Telephone Please Call
Relationship Therapy Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

My fees are: For couples: £80 per 60 minute online session For individuals: £60 per 60 minute online session