Lisa Robinson CQSW, Registered Counsellor; MBACP
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) I now run a small practice offering one-to-one short-term integrative counselling to individuals. This is a flexible approach which recognises that we - and our situations - are all different - infact, that they are each unique.
INTEGRATIVE counselling draws on a variety of theories, helping strategies and counselling approaches - according to each individual need and situation. It requires substantial and broad counselling trainings and experience.
Experience over many years has shown me that much can usually be achieved without the need for very long-term therapy. I now offer relatively short-term-term counselling and am committed to helping you achieve as much as possible in the shortest reasonable time, but always at a pace that suits you. Please note that I no longer offer couples counselling, as I have reduced my practice hours - but it can sometimes be really helpful to explore relationship difficulties on a one-to-one basis (in one, or a few sessions) - at least initially - if joint-counselling is for some reason not an option available for you.
It's really important that you feel comfortable with the counsellor you decide to work with. I always offer an initial session so we can meet in person, explore and assess your situation and needs and decide together whether I would be the right counsellor for you. You can also ask any questions you may have about counselling. This first assessment session gives you the opportunity to get a feel for how I work and how we might work together - and it is, of course, without any obligation.
I am also happy to discuss your situation or answer any questions you may have by phone or email, anytime, without any obligation.
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 and free parking very nearby is available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 3-year WPF Counsellor Training Certificate. (1985-88), London.
- PG Diploma in Applied Social Studies, London University.
- (placement at the Institute of Family Psychiatry, Ipswich)
- UKRC Registration (1997)
- BACP Accreditation (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 sixteen 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); family therapy, 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). (Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about my trainings and experience).
I undertook the CRUSE Bereavement Course in the late 1990s - and then became a CRUSE facilitator, for a year in Cambridge.
Voluntary work has included counselling for several years in a Young Person's Counselling Agency, (Cambs), working in Palliative Care (Evesham, Glos) and counselling in a Sure Start Family Centre, (Bristol).
With many years 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 problems - and many different forms of Loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grief/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
- uncertainty (eg re direction in life, etc)
- coping with infertility
- identity issues
- coping with health issues
£40 per 60-minute hour. Longer appointments (if requested) pro-rata. 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|
|Other languages:||French (not totally perfect!)|
during working hours, variable days - negotiable. (usually Tues,Wed/ & sometimesThurs)
Types of client