Big Skies Therapy CBT

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Lisa Cole - BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Have a particular difficulty or life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a qualified therapist is the best way forward. As a committed, professional psychotherapist  your mental well-being is my number one priority. I’m happy to give you the support, knowledge and tools you need to navigate through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.


“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts”

Marcus Aurelius


Welcome to Big Skies Therapy.

(Formerly Allendale Therapy)

Here you will find a warm welcome, a safe space to talk and an empathetic, understanding and non-judgemental environment to explore your issues and work towards improving your mental wellbeing.

My name is Lisa Cole and I am an experienced mental health professional.

I provide high quality Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and am an accredited psychotherapist with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) which means I meet the high professional standards of CBT required by this organisation. 

Allendale Therapy is the happy culmination of many years of dreaming of having my own private practice. I envisioned creating a healthy and joyful work-life balance, living in a beautiful place, having a career I love and spending quality time with family, pursuing life-affirming, and meaningful interests. 

These are qualities and values that I bring to my work every day.

Within my psychotherapy practice you will receive high quality CBT to help you overcome anxiety, depression or any feeling where you may be feeling down in mood, lost in direction, worried, in a bit of a rut, or that life just isn't feeling quite how you want it to feel.

I am delighted to have had a great deal of success over the years in enabling people to recover, reclaim their well being and get back to enjoying life again.  It truly is an honour to be a part of my clients' well being and recovery journeys. Ours is a partnership of respect and therapeutic collaboration to meet your personal goals for therapy.  We identify where you want to be by the end of therapy (your therapy destination), we create a course of therapy which will take us there (the therapy plan) and set off on the journey together.  As we travel, I will enable you to learn how to be your own therapist, we will gather in useful skills, helpful techniques and knowledge that will help you to stay well and we will put them in a "toolbox" for your future use beyond therapy. The aim of therapy is for you to become your own therapist so you can keep yourself well going forwards.

For those seeking face-to-face therapy, Allendale Therapy is in the beautiful, natural and tranquil surroundings of Allendale Town and the Allen Valleys of Northumberland; truly a lovely place to visit and for those further afield you will know that your therapy is coming from this peaceful and very special corner of the universe.


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