Dr. Lisa Greenspan CPsychol Counselling Psychologist
I offer a safe space you to speak about difficulties from the past or help to manage something that’s going on right now, whether you're a child, young person, family or individual adult. The sessions are in confidence so you can be really listened to if you wish to speak about difficult feelings and events. I also have much experiencing working with people with physical disabilities or learning disabilities and practice a range of approaches, always respecting your experience with acceptance and compassion.
I am a mindfulness trainer and can bring meditation, visualization and body-focusing practices into the work if you think this suits you. I work from a comfortable therapy room and have use of a room disabled access if this is required. My work with children makes use of play therapy and is gentle and child-centred. My work with parents is non-judgmental and completely understanding of the challenges that parenting can bring. I have a great deal of experience with children and young people including those who are having difficulties in school and other relationships.
I first trained as an Occupational Psychologist and then as a Counselling Psychologist and along with individual work, I have much experience of working with organisations, facilitating groups of staff in their relationships with themselves and others. I am interested in stress and coping in people who care for others. My past research has dealt with the areas of occupational stress in care staff and nurses working with people who have dementia, and I am currently researching techniques to help mothers of children with learning disabilities or autism to cope.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked across all services, Health, Social and Voluntary Sector and Education for over twenty-five years, supporting staff and patients. As a chartered Counselling Psychologist, I am informed in my work by scientific findings, have published peer-reviewed research into dementia in older people and currently conduct research into services involving intellectual disability in children. I am trained to use mindfulness techniques with children, young people and adults and have for many years facilitated workshops making use of the inner image and the arts.
MSc Occupational Psychology, MSc Counselling Psychology, Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Chartered member of the British Psychological Society division of Counselling Psychology, HCPC Registered, Member BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
challenging behaviour, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME), conflict resolution, communication difficulties, family conflict, gender & sexual identity, identity issues, learning disabilities, life crisis, loneliness, non-verbal communication, parenting work, school refusers, selective mutism, sexual difficulties, sexually harmful behaviour.
I am experienced in assessing risk of perpetration of sexually harmful behaviour and sexual abuse.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
Charges are £55 per individual session. I operate a sliding scale according to need.
I hold a British Psychological Society Psychological Testing Certificate and can provide cognitive testing.
I offer Clinical supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists and mindfulness and energy psychology practitioners.
I also run practitioner courses employing Mindfulness research and practice as evidenced by contemporary neurological research and validated by NICE: the National Institute for Clinical Excellence.
Consulting rooms in Muswell Hill, North London, and Euston, Central London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|