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Take a step towards a brighter future & live your life.

I see you.

Living with anxiety, grief, mental health worries, overwhelm & the stress of daily life takes its toll. Not knowing which way is forward, how to move from the couch or step outside the door is exhausting. 

Life isn’t linear. Sometimes the challenges you face are easily overcome. But then there’s the times where you can’t find the answers.

I’m here to support you.

Let’s start your journey to a brighter future together. I’m here to work alongside you to help you achieve your counselling goals so you can live your life with intention, self-compassion & confidence.

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.” ~ Brene Brown, Rising Strong

Hi there, I’m Lisa.

I’m a Wellington-based private counsellor who works with teenagers & adults to improve mental health and wellbeing. Because your life is worth living. You deserve to find joy in your journey. I also support other clinical health professionals with practice supervision to develop & maintain safe & sustainable work practices. 

I’m a nurse of more than 20 years & am now specifically trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) & Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT.)

I’m also a mother of two boys, now in their 20’s, wife to a conscientious hospital consulting pharmacist; a problem solver, educator, active listener, change activator & owner to a loyal, loving dog - Ayla, who likes to have her say through my blog featuring Ayla’s Antics.

Over the years I’ve crafted together an assortment of experiences.

I’ve lived a zig zag journey. The result? A relatable story or two – teen marriage, living in another country, divorce, unhappiness in the workplace, Army Territorials Training, going to university in my 40’s, loss of a parent & the sudden loss of a family member.

I’m committed to empowering and guiding you from the experiences I’ve had and the teachings I’ve learnt. Together, we’ll create a customised counselling plan to help you achieve your goals.

Kind Words for Almand Consulting

“Lisa is an experienced therapist who brings compassion and warmth to her skilful understanding of a wide range of psychological difficulties, while offering an additional, and somewhat unique perspective with her background in comprehensive nursing. 

Her tool bag is full, she offers a range of therapeutic modalities to meet individual needs, an expert understanding of physical health factors that may be contributing to presentations, and a natural ease that allows for easy connection with clients.

I would thoroughly recommend Lisa for those looking for psychological support, particularly if you are feeling a bit anxious about having to open up to a stranger. I’m confident you’ll feel welcomed and comfortable in no time.” ~ Alanna Forde, Clinical Psychologist

Almand Consulting Wellington
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My counselling approach.

You’ll be welcomed into a compassionate & safe space where you are seen, heard & respected. 

I offer a strength based approach to counselling. An approach that dives into your values & discovers what works for you – because while I’m here to support & guide you I know, deep down, you are the expert in your life.

I blend evidence-based training with active listening & intuition to add perspective & provide you with skills, tools & coping strategies to help you truly live your life.

I’m deeply passionate about people. Commitment to care is at the core of everything I do.

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Private Counselling

Your mental health & emotional wellbeing matters. I provide counselling support for teenagers & adults to improve the way you live.

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Practice Supervision

Supportive practice supervision for clinical health professionals to develop & maintain a safe & sustainable work practice.

Education, Training & Affiliations

  • Registered Comprehensive Nurse - Whitirea Polytechnic
  • Advanced Clinical Supervision - Whitirea Polytechnic
  • PGCertHealthScience Programme endorsed in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Otago University
  • PGDiploma in Health Sciences with distinction in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Otago University
  • Bereaved by Suicide Waves Facilitator - Skylight
  • Completed HEEADSSS assessment & skills for youth training -  Werry Centre
  • Certificate of Complete Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Course - Behavioural Tech LLC
  • Certificate of Completion Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Behaviour Tech LLC
  • Advanced ACT Therapist - Russ Harris ACT Mindfully AU
  • The Thriving Adolescent - An ACT approach using DNvA through Louise Haye
  • Smashed & Stoned Facilitator - ALACNZ
  • Experience in Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Mental Health environments
  • NZ Nursing Council Registration
  • ANZACBT member
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