Lisa Jolliffe, Dip Couns, MBACP

Lisa Jolliffe, Dip Couns, MBACP

Isle Of Wight

07731 595773

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Isle Of Wight

07731 595773

About me

I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, which is admittedly a bit of a mouthful. What it means:

  • Integrative - I am trained in several therapeutic models, including Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analyis (TA), and Gestalt. I believe counselling is led by the client and that we are all different (even when dealing with similar issues), therefore I treat each client according to their own needs and integrate different approaches accordingly.
  • Humanistic - I believe that all individuals have the ability to change and grow. The focus is on the client's self-development, growth and personal responsibility, specifically in the 'here and now' rather than the past or future.

My overall belief is that the counselling is client-led, and a good relationship between the client and counsellor is at the heart of the work.

To book an initial assessment or to chat about whether counselling is for you, please do contact me. I will happily answer any questions you have by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Wealden College of Counselling and Psychotherapy and was awarded a Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling in 2012. The Diploma course was accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I am a fully registered member of the BACP.

I have been counselling since 2010, and have worked with adults and young people on a number of issues. I have counselled at several organisations across the South East, including the YMCA, Terrence Higgins Trust, CRI (working with the friends / families of substance users) and Southampton Rape Crisis. In private practice I work with individuals on many issues, for either short or long-term therapy.

In addition to my counselling qualification, I have received additional training in the following areas:

  • Mental health awareness / first aid
  • Safeguarding vulnerable children and adults
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual violence
  • Trauma
  • Motivational interviewing and Solution-Based Focused Therapy
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Substance misuse
  • Sexual health and sexual risk taking
  • Creative therapy
  • Suicide alertness
  • Group work
  • Attachment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

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I offer an initial assessment (50 minutes) to talk about what you want from counselling, and to discuss how we might work together. There is no obligation to continue. The initial assessment is £20.

Each counselling session (50 minutes) is £40.

Concessions can be negotiated for students and those on a low income. Please contact me to discuss this.

Further information

Counselling sessions are usually at the same time on the same day each week (eg. Tuesdays at 3pm).

I work from a large bright room in central Newport, close to public car parks and bus routes. The room is on the second floor and unfortunately there is no lift. Please contact me if using stairs is a concern; I will try to arrange an alternative room but this may not always be possible. An alternative option may be to work by phone or Skype - please contact me to discuss this further.

Maps & Directions

Newport, PO30

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None
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