Welcome to Anchor of Hope Counselling
Psychotherapy, Couples Counselling, Coaching and Supervision.
We understand that life's challenges are unique and complex to all individuals. As fully certified members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) we are here to help you with whatever you are facing, be it PTSD from a traumatic life event, the after affects of narcissistic abuse, depression, anxiety or bereavement. Wherever you are on the spectrum Counselling is definitely the way forward.
Meet The Founder
Lead Psychotherapist and Supervisor
I am a specialist working with Trauma and Narcissistic abuse. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working within a Person-centred framework, this means I have the expertise to integrate Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy (TFT) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) into my work. I am trustworthy, honourable and have excellent interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence and a breadth of experience working with teenagers, adults, married couples and families both in therapy and pastorally. I am a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy. (MBACP).
I am especially interested in the effects of narcissistic abuse on the child having grown up within a narcissistic family or having been married to or living with a narcissist. I am also very interested in inner child work where there has been childhood trauma.
If you are struggling with life at present, psychotherapy may well be the answer you are looking for. Book a consultation, you'll meet meet me and know instantly if it is right.
Meet The Therapists
Counsellor Lisa Massey
Everyone deserves to have a safe space where they can go to feel seen, validated and heard. Here at Anchor of Hope we provide that confidential space where you can take the time to focus on yourself.
How I work as a therapist is from a Person Centred approach, placing you the client in full control of your therapy. I will work alongside you as you take your steps into exploring what has brought you to counselling. Within my professional practise I work alongside clients who are navigating life whilst dealing with issues such as: narcissistic abuse, trauma, anxiety & sexual violence.
My honest and compassionate nature all blend into my ability to empathically connect with others this coupled with my high functioning level of emotional intelligence and ability to communicate effectively helps me to create trusting therapeutic relationships with my clients.
My professional practise is guided by the ethical standards set out by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Processing and working through unresolved issues, as the therapeutic environment allows the couples to express their feelings in a safe environment and enables the development of communication skills that will foster a healthy relationship.
Counselling has given me someone who has supported me through the good and bad experiences happening now and in my past, helping me make sense of my feelings, to feel better about myself and less alone, and assuring me thats it's ok to me.
Nothing I say is judged; I don't feel I have to pretend to be someone I'm not and in really difficult times I have a supporter on my side, helping me understand myself and my relationships with others so I am able to begin changes to improve myself my life and my view of myself.
"Growth is painful change is painful but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong"