Lisa Briffett MA MBACP (Senior Accred.)
07989 200 637 / 07989 200 637
I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor with 19 years experience working with individuals, couples, children and young people for open ended or time limited therapy.
Counselling offers a quiet space in which you can be truly listened to and have time to think things through with someone alongside you.
My core approach is psychodynamic which means that during counselling the client and I strive to understand how the past has influenced their present thoughts, feelings and behaviour and explore unresolved issues while making any changes that the client needs in their life. This may include finding ways of doing things differently where possible. This can be challenging but ultimately rewarding.
In addition to talking therapy I offer the use of creative arts such as image making and sand tray work to access what might be in the unconscious and increase self awareness.
For the management of anxiety and sleep problems I offer the use of relaxation, distraction, mindfulness and breathing exercises.
My years working within the NHS have given me experience of being alongside clients with a variety of health issues. This includes supporting the person with a health condition and their family members or carers.
Issues covered in counselling can include depression, anxiety and panic, stress, generalised anxiety disorder, illness, lack of confidence, accidents, bereavement and loss, problems at work, difficulties in relationships or friendships, sexuality, anger, family problems, separation and divorce, confusion, identity, trauma, unhelpful habits and phobias or coping with difficult situations that arise in life. Sometimes people find that they are repeating patterns in their life and would like help to change these.
I offer support while clients are going through transition times, such as leaving home, starting work or University, having a family, moving house, planning a retirement or career change.
I have specialist training in working with children and young people who are struggling to cope at school or at home and need either play therapy or talking therapy to support them.
In addition I see many people training to be counsellors, therapists or allied health professionals who need to explore their own personal development.
Appointments are available during the day Monday to Friday and also on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I work from a room separate from my house and parking is available.
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor seeing individuals and small groups.
I offer academic support for those engaged in the accreditation process or who need support in completing coursework for counselling/therapy work.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Sociology - 1994
Diploma in Counselling - 1996
Foundation in Art Therapy - 2007
Certificate in Counselling Young People - 2008
Certificate in Clinical Supervision - 2008
MA in Childhood and Youth - 2014
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide academic support to those completing their accreditation process or needing help with finishing coursework linked to counselling/therapy work.
£50 individuals - 50 minute session
£60 couples - 50 minute session
Clinical Supervision is charged at £50 for 60 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, Tues, Weds, Thurs and Friday daytime appointments. Also, Wednesday and Thursday evening appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training