Lisa Nicholls

The Burnout Counsellor

Outdoors | Online

Space to find the spring in your step again

Hello, I'm Lisa. I offer counselling outdoors (often called walk and talk therapy) around Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks in Kent, and online.

You might be unsure what's brought you here, but are feeling that something needs to shift

Perhaps you want support with a particular challenge, such as parenting or caring responsibilities, anxiety or low self-esteem, for example. Perhaps you're wanting to untangle some particular themes or events in your life, without the fear of judgment. Perhaps you've been feeling a bit lost.

With over a decade in counselling, advocacy and other areas of the helping professions, I'm a fully qualified counsellor and registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have a particular interest in supporting people who feel they are on the path to burnout.

What is burnout?

Burnout is: whatever it feels like for you. Your 'feeling burnt out' might be different to someone else's, and it's your experience that I'm here to explore.

We can feel burnt out in all kinds of contexts - in parenting, caregiving, friendships, employment and elsewhere... Basically, in all those spaces where we're giving, giving, giving of ourselves.

For some, burnout can feel like being overwhelmed and exhausted by everything you have to do, while still worrying that you're not doing enough.

Too many demands, and a feeling that you could really do with some more internal and external resources to cope with it all.

Maybe you are wishing that you could feel more motivated, connected and fulfilled?

Research (cited in Psychology Today) has shown that being listened to in a non-judgmental way, undoing shame, guilt and emotional isolation, can be extremely powerful when you are feeling burnt out.

To see what that non-judgmental listening might look like, feel free to look at my Services: What Can I Expect? page.

There's a short video below, introducing my outdoor counselling sessions and featuring some friendly squirrel cameos. This video was kindly made by George of Tonbridge Town Team / Treedia, when I was chosen for their 'Business of the Week' feature in spring 2023: 

Maybe some of the following are familiar to you?

With options for open-ended or brief counselling, let's build a space for your voice to be heard.

To get more of a feel for what I might be like to work with, you can find me on Instagram / Facebook as @theburnoutcounsellor. These buttons will take you there:

Matches showing move from burnout to new growth

I hope my site provides some helpful information, and you can send me a message here to find out more about counselling in Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells / Sevenoaks or online.

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