Lisa Robinson Registered Counsellor MBACP
Moreton In Marsh
Having been BACP Accredited for over 20 years, I am now BACP Registered - and with many years' experience of counselling in the NHS and private practice (13 years in health centres/GP surgeries; 25 years in private practice), and as GP surgeries in North Glos do not employ counsellors anymore, I now run a small private practice offering integrative counselling to individuals. This is a flexible approach which recognises that we - and our situations - are all different - infact, unique.
Integrative counselling draws on a variety of theories, helping strategies and approaches according to each individual need and situation. It requires substantial and broad counselling experience. For more information about me, my counselling approach and how I work, please see my own website (click on the link shown above). PLEASE NOTE that I no longer offer couples' counselling - only individual counselling - as my practice is a small one now.
Experience over many years has shown me that much can usually be achieved without the need for very long-term therapy - and I am committed to helping you achieve as much as possible in the shortest reasonable time, but at a pace that suits you.
I am also happy to answer any questions you may have, or to discuss your situation - without any obligation - by phone or email.
My practice is within easy reach of Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Campden, Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Stratford-upon-Avon, Evesham, Tewksbury and many other areas in and around Gloucestershire. It straddles the counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, which are also within reasonable reach.
Professionally insured and bound by BACP's Code of Practice, I work from a lovely summer house in the garden of my home in Blockley, near Moreton-in-Marsh. It is a peaceful and therapeutic setting. Free parking is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 3-year WPF Counsellor Training Cert. (1985-88)
- PG Diploma in Applied Social Studies, London University, (1983-4)
- (placement at the Institute of Family Psychiatry, Ipswich)
- BACP Counsellor Accreditation & UKRC Registration (1997)
- Post-Qual. Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Skills, WPF, London. (2008)
- Couples Counselling (several courses over the years)
- Grief, Bereavement and Loss (several courses over the years)
- CRUSE Bereavement Care Course in the late 90s (Cambs).
I helped set up the Cambridge GP Counselling Service in the early 1990s and was a founder member of CPC (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care) for many years. Unfortunately, North Gloucestershire does not employ counsellors in doctors' surgeries, so, having moved to live here fourteen years ago, I now have a small private practice where I see self-referrals or people referred by their GPs seeking counselling help for a wide range of issues.
Although my original core training was psychodynamic in approach, over the years, (and in addition to continuing professional development), I have undertaken many further counselling and related courses in different approaches, which have all informed my integrative approach: (eg: in cognitive therapy (CBT); systemic therapy, transactional analysis; brief, solution-focussed therapy, etc; plus further substantial courses in, eg: the impact of relationship breakdown; the experience of loss and bereavement; the role of assessment, etc)
I undertook the CRUSE Bereavement Course in the late 1990s - and then became a CRUSE facilitator for the course, for a year.
Voluntary work has included counselling for several years in a Young Person's Counselling Agency, working in Palliative Care and counselling in a Sure Start Family Centre.
I do not work with established addictions (which require specialist additional help) - but with a wealth of NHS, private and community counselling experience, and my previous professional background in health settings, I have worked with many people experiencing a wide variety of personal, psychological, relationship and emotional difficulties - and many different forms of Loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- all other forms of Loss as well as bereavement (eg: loss of relationships, health, mobility, job, a pregnancy, future plans, etc)
- managing major life changes/transitions
- parenting issues
- other family problems
- termination of pregnancy
- uncertainty (eg re direction in life, etc)
- coping with infertility
- identity issues
- coping with health issues
My usual fee is £35-£40 (per 60-minute hour) for one-to-one counselling. But I am happy to negotiate a lower rate for people on a low income.
Do feel free to discuss your situation or ask me any questions you might have - (phone or email) - without any obligation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
during working hours, variable days - negotiable. (usually TuesWed/Thurs)
Types of client