ABOUT LISA LYONS
I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in individual and relationship counselling. I bring over twenty years of experience as a therapist to my counselling practice in London, Ontario. I am a graduate of Western University and hold a standing appointment teaching in the faculty of Social Sciences at Western. I am committed to providing effective and affordable counselling to my clients that adheres to the highest standards of quality and service. Part of that commitment is helping my clients achieve the outcomes they want from my services.
Treatment is evidence-based and draws on the best research and knowledge available in order to help clients address and resolve issues and enhance overall well-being. Recent advances in neural imaging have highlighted the importance of neuroplasticity or the brain’s ability to rewire and reorganize itself and its implications for counselling in effecting positive change and enhancing overall well-being. This research, including, strategies and skill development to enhance brain integration are an important part of treatment. Our therapeutic relationship is also influenced by this research and underscores the importance of the quality of our relationship. This empirical evidence validates what I have known all along in my counselling practice: that our relationship matters and that counselling, psychotherapy, therapy, whatever you want to call it, helps people change for the better. Our relationship is also critical in you having the outcomes you want from counselling and furthering your well-being. You need to feel comfortable, understood and confident with me and within this context incredible change can occur.
I have included information on Choosing The Right Therapist that talks further about the relationship between research and the importance of the therapist/client relationship.
Services also include short-term solution-focused strategies that offer clients practical solutions to life’s problems and challenges. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused strategies are incorporated into counselling along with mindfulness strategies in order to assist clients in meeting their counselling goals as well as to increase coping skills and resiliency in order to enhance overall wellbeing.
My areas of focus include counselling for depression, anxiety and stress, trauma, and relationship issues. Individual counselling is also offered for improving self-esteem/confidence, living with chronic pain and/or managing illness, anger management, grief, and sexual issues, including, intimacy, sexuality, sexual orientation and sexual identity.