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Specialisms

  • Anxiety / stress

    Agoraphobia, Acute stress, Death, Generalised, Health, Panic attacks, Performance, Separation, Social anxiety disorder, Social phobia, Specific phobia, Stress management, and Financial

  • Anger

    Aggression, Anger management, and Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Depression

    Dysthymia, Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Seasonal affective, Self harm, and Suicidal thoughts

  • Eating

    Anorexia, Binge and over eating, Bulimia, Night eating, Obesity, Pica, Purging, Restrictive food intake, Rumination, and Weight management

  • Grief / loss

    Anticipatory mourning, Bereavement, Complicated grief, Loss of a pet, Loss of a parent, Loss of a spouse, Loss of a child, Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Health related issues (physical)

    Abortion, Alzheimers, Brain injury, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Chronic illness, Dementia, Disability, Dyspraxia, HIV / Aids, Fertility / infertility, Miscarriage, Pain management, Pregnancy and birth, Psychosomatic, Restless leg syndrome, Stillbirth, Terminal illness, Tourettes, and Vaginismus

  • Mood

    Bipolar disorder, Cyclothymia, Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Hypomania

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders

    Body dysmorphia (BDD), Excoriation, Hoarding, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Trichotillomania

  • Personal

    Bitterness, Boundary setting, Childhood related, Confidence, Feeling lost, Goal setting, Guilt, Jealousy, Lack of focus, Life transition, Life coaching, Manipulative behaviour, Mid life crisis, Motivation, Nervous breakdown, Personal development, Self esteem, Shyness, Spirituality, Sports performance, and Victim mentality

  • Relationships

    Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Codependency, Communication difficulties, Cross cultural, Doubt in relationships, Intimacy, Marriage problems, Parenting related, Peer relationships, Premarital counselling, Rejection, and Same sex couple issues

  • Sleep concerns

    Disturbed sleep, Excessive sleep, Hypersomnolence, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Sleepwalking, and Sleep terrors

  • Somatic

    Conversion disorder, Factitious disorder, Hypochondriasis, Pain disorder, and Somatic symptom disorder

  • Work

    Career progress, Leadership, Mediation, Workplace bullying, Workplace stress, and Workplace performance

  • Trauma

    Adjustment disorder and Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Family

    Adoption, Blended families, Carer support, and Conflict

  • Identity

    Cultural / religious identity, Discrimination, Gender identity, Identity crisis, LGBTQ, Men's issues, Racial identity, Sexual orientation, and Women's issues

Book Online Counselling With Lisa Murphy

Lisa Murphy

Anxiety And Anger Management Specialist
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10 Years Experience

Need to talk? I’m here to help you overcome difficult emotions, heal relationships, build confidence, and feel calmer. With a gentle, supportive approach, I help you gain clarity and resolve issues that are causing you pain and holding you back from the important things in life. Sessions are private and confidential, and...

10 Years Experience

Need to talk? I’m here to help you overcome difficult emotions, heal relationships, build confidence, and feel calmer. With a gentle, supportive approach, I help you gain clarity and resolve issues that are causing you pain and holding you back from the important things in life.

Sessions are private and confidential, and are available during the daytime, evenings, and weekends.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS CLIENTS:

“Since working with Lisa she has completely turned my frame of mind from negative to positive. She completely believes in what she is doing which gave me the confidence to believe in her from day one”

"I went to Lisa for help after some changes in my life had become overwhelming, making me very anxious. I can now say I'm a lot happier, much less anxious and I'm excited for the future with a whole new set of learned skills to deal with everything life sends my way. Very highly recommended"

“Thanks so much for helping [xxxx] where others couldn’t. It’s truly amazing how well she is doing now. Of course this impacts my life as well. My high stress has almost gone which makes everything so much easier. Thanks again”

“Absolutely perfect! Such an improvement, not just on the areas I presented with – your sessions were always exactly the areas I needed at that time. Very grateful – thank you so much!”

“Thank you very much for everything – your support, non-judgement, accepting and friendly nature. It really has given a boost to my progress. I’m starting to take more control over negative thoughts, self esteem, and how I feel others view me. It’s such an amazing feeling, I feel like I’ve broken free and I know things will continue to get better with my work on it. I can’t thank you enough.”

“Hi just to say [xxxx] had such a positive session with you today! He’s very upbeat and positive and looking forward to doing further sessions with you. Thank you so much”

“Lisa not only helped me in our one-to-one sessions, but her mindset recordings to listen to at home were great keeping me focused especially when I went on holiday. A big thank you Lisa”

"Lisa is incredible. She has a very calm, patient and understanding manner which put me at ease immediately, which gave me the confidence to talk through the issues I was experiencing"

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SESSIONS?

At the initial session we will discuss what you wish to achieve from the therapy process, and the kind of approach you would feel most comfortable with. I want you to feel at ease and in control at all times.

As we continue through the therapy process the sessions usually include a mixture of talking about what's on your mind, exploring your feelings, working out where the problems might originate, and learning practical techniques and strategies to help you feel better.

Sessions last for 50 minutes each. It's also possible to book a double session if you feel you need extra support or wish to discuss things in more depth.

I have a friendly informal style, and will do my best to make you feel completely at ease. I’m trained in many types of therapy so we can tailor the sessions to suit your individual requirements. I’m fully insured and registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I realise that first step can be very daunting, but I encourage you to get in touch. Don't suffer in silence - reach out and get the support you need - it might just change your life. For my part, I promise to do my utmost to help make the whole process as smooth as possible.

ABOUT ME

Originally from Liverpool, my early career was spent in the music industry, as a professional singer. I was very fortunate to travel around the world doing a job I loved. However, I began to realise that my physical and emotional health was deteriorating, and this led me on my own healing journey.

Throughout this time I encountered many different therapies, both mainstream and alternative. I learned about the incredible healing power of the mind, and worked with many amazing people who helped me heal my mind and body, using totally natural methods.

This inspired me to become a therapist so I can help others going through these problems. I'm trained in Counselling, CBT, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Yoga, Reiki, EFT, and many other healing modalities.

As a therapist, I specialise in anxiety and anger management because these are issues I've personally struggled with in my life. I understand the enormous negative impact these feelings can have, not just on yourself but on your loved ones.

I now live in Glasgow, Scotland. In my spare time my interests include growing organic veggies, making kombucha, petsitting, and watching vintage movies.

Here are some of the issues I can help with:

ANXIETY

Anxiety can be experienced in many different ways. Some people are anxious about a specific situation: for instance feeling nervous in work meetings or social situations. Others may have a general sense of foreboding that seems to come from nowhere.

Anxiety might have a strong physical effect, such as a churning in the stomach or heart palpitations, or it might be experienced more ‘in the head’ as racing thoughts, overthinking, and a constant worrying that the worst is going to happen.

Anxiety, fears, phobias and panic attacks can often cause you to avoid certain situations, and they can really hold you back from a lot of the good things in life. They can affect your sleeping and eating patterns, which makes everything even more difficult to cope with.

However you’re experiencing your anxiety, we can work through it safely and effectively during therapy, and get you to a calm, confident, happy place.

ANGER

Anger can be a very destructive emotion if left unchecked. I work with many people whose relationships are on the verge of breakdown because of their anger issues. Others may be experiencing health difficulties due to all the stress that’s building up. There's often so much at stake when it comes to anger, so it's crucial to seek support and make the necessary changes before it's too late.

When that ‘red mist’ appears it can feel explosive and seem to come from nowhere. Soon afterwards it’s often followed by feelings of guilt and shame at losing control, often around the people who mean the most to you.

Or it may appear as a low-level constant feeling of irritation and negativity, which can have equally harming results over the long-term.

During my anger management therapy you can learn how to safely control your emotions, and feel more calm, confident and positive. All within private, confidential, non-judgemental sessions.

RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships can bring all kinds of difficulties. Guilt, shame, heartbreak, jealousy, insecurity, anger, anxiety, sadness – there are a whole range of feelings that can come up when we’re in relationship with another person.

Your relationship issues may be with your partner, parent, child, friend, boss, or colleague. Whatever problems you’re experiencing, we can discuss them safely and confidentially, enabling you to gain a different perspective and find clarity.

DEPRESSION, LOW MOOD, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

The world can be a difficult, confusing, uncertain place – and never more so than right now. If you’re feeling low or depressed, it can really help to share your feelings within the safety of therapy.

Whether you just want to talk to somebody who’ll walk beside you on your journey, or whether you want to learn practical techniques to feel happier and more positive, then I’m here for you.

LACK OF CONFIDENCE, LOW SELF ESTEEM

Are you lacking confidence in certain areas of your life? Feeling ‘not good enough? These feelings can really hold you back in your career and in relationships.

Lack of confidence can include things such as: public speaking nerves, shyness or discomfort around strangers, poor self image, or it can simply be a constant inner critical voice in your mind that never really lets you truly be happy.

I use a mixture of counselling, CBT, NLP, and other therapies to help you build your confidence and raise your self esteem, so you can succeed in all areas of your life.

LOSS AND BEREAVEMENT

Losing people that you love can have an overwhelming effect on your mental health and well-being. It can bring up an array of different emotions – not just sadness, but even feelings such as anger or guilt.

Often we try to hide away how we feel, and tell ourselves we can just ‘get on with it’. But it’s so important to allow yourself the space you need to process your emotions fully, otherwise they can build up inside and lead to problems later on. Whatever you’re going through, get in touch to speak privately about it.

TRAUMA, PTSD

Whether you’ve experienced traumatic events recently or many years ago, the effects can be devastating on your mental and even your physical health. And these effects can surface at later points in your life, so the original cause might not be immediately obvious.

I use a blend of therapies to help you explore the root of your trauma, process your emotions, and release the pain gently and safely.

WEIGHT ISSUES

Weight gain, emotional eating, unhealthy diet, binge eating – these can all be resolved with my unique weight management program. Also included is additional online support in the form of MP3s and worksheets to complement our therapy sessions.

ONLINE THERAPY

Sessions can be held online (via Zoom / Skype / Facetime) or over the telephone.

Clients report that online therapy is just as good as ‘real life’ as it’s more convenient, and they can feel comfortable and relaxed in their familiar surroundings.

MY QUALIFICATIONS:

2006: BSc.(hons) Health Science (University of Chester)
2010: Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Strathclyde)
2012: Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Strathclyde)
2013: Certificate in Practical Hypnotherapy / Practitioner of NLP and Stress Management (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Certificate in Advanced Hypnotherapy and Master Practitioner of NLP (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)
2013: Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Coaching, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Technique), and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) (Accredited by General Hypnotherapy Register)

Further Training and Professional Development:

Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice (Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders (Accredited by The National Counselling Society)
Hypnotherapy Specialist Practitioner Diploma: Emotion Resolution, Parts Therapy Negotiation, EMDR, and Weight Control including Stomach Banding (ACCPH Accredited Course)
Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis Certified Practitioner
Usui / Holy Fire 11 Reiki Master Practitioner
Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Practitioner
Diploma in Yoga Teaching (Hatha Yoga) (British School of Yoga)
Diploma in Yoga Class Instruction (British School of Yoga)
OldPain2Go Certified Practitioner
Dreamscaping Certified Practitioner
Kinetic Shift Certified Practitioner (UK Hypnosis Academy)


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • (GHR) General Hypnotherapy Register
    • Emotional Freedom Technique EFT
    • Person-centred Therapy
    • Integrative
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Holistic
    • Anger Management
    • Time Line Therapy
    • Suggestion Hypnotherapy
    • Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
    • Past Life Regression Hynotherapy
    • Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP) Hypnotherapy
    • Hypnoanalysis
    • Hypno-Psychotherapy
    • Ericksonian Hypnotherapy
    • Cognitive Hypnotherapy
    • Solution Focused Brief SFBT
    • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive MBCT
    • Cognitive Behavioural CBT
    • Coaching
    • Humanistic / Person Centred
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Compassion Focused

Available via Video and Phone only

   
"Lisa was so easy to talk to. Lots of good, useful things to take from our conversation. Already booked in my next appointment. "
   
"For my first ever session Lisa made me feel very comfortable and confident!! Looking forward to more sessions "
   
"Lisa is everything a therapist should be. She is kind, empathetic and intelligent, and has helped me so much. "
   
"Really enjoyed my time with list and the visualisation we did. Booked a follow up session for next week which is probably the best indirect feedback you can have ;-)"
   
" I picked Lisa solely on reading her profile and other reviews. I have to say my first session was excellent- she has a really lovely manner, is very calming and understanding. I was struck by her compassion and empathic listening skills. Very professional! "
   
"Great first session. We went further than I expected but it was for the best. Ended with a mindfulness exercise which left me feeling positive. Followed up with emailing a recorded mindfulness exercise which has been used already. After the session and the mindfulness exercises I feel I have been given the space to process my emotions, step back from them and articulate verbally what has been bothering me and discuss them calmly with my wife."
   
"Very calm and easy to open up to"
   
"First session and really felt a connection looking forward to further sessions"

    Verified Client Reviews

       
    "Lisa was so easy to talk to. Lots of good, useful things to take from our conversation. Already booked in my next appointment. "
       
    "For my first ever session Lisa made me feel very comfortable and confident!! Looking forward to more sessions "
       
    "Lisa is everything a therapist should be. She is kind, empathetic and intelligent, and has helped me so much. "
       
    "Really enjoyed my time with list and the visualisation we did. Booked a follow up session for next week which is probably the best indirect feedback you can have ;-)"
       
    " I picked Lisa solely on reading her profile and other reviews. I have to say my first session was excellent- she has a really lovely manner, is very calming and understanding. I was struck by her compassion and empathic listening skills. Very professional! "
       
    "Great first session. We went further than I expected but it was for the best. Ended with a mindfulness exercise which left me feeling positive. Followed up with emailing a recorded mindfulness exercise which has been used already. After the session and the mindfulness exercises I feel I have been given the space to process my emotions, step back from them and articulate verbally what has been bothering me and discuss them calmly with my wife."
       
    "Very calm and easy to open up to"
       
    "First session and really felt a connection looking forward to further sessions"
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