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MA MBACP (Senior Accredited)

About me

Counselling offers a space to be truly listened to, reflect on your life, and make changes where need be. With over twenty years of experience, I work 1:1 with adults and with young people aged eleven and onwards for mid to long term work.

Availability: Currently running a waiting list

Working in-person and via Zoom as suits each individual.

My approach to therapy is integrative using:

Talking therapy from the psychodynamic model and mindfulness/values work from the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) model. I also offer creative work such as the use of sand/image making.

You may be feeling stuck and talking things through in the company of another person may help you move forward. You may need support understanding your past experiences and/or managing a current situation or problem.

My way of working starts by looking at where your thoughts/feelings/behaviours may have come from and then exploring coping skills to soothe and manage any of these that are not helpful to you. 

Sessions are held weekly, ideally at the same time each week to give continuity.

My working life has been in the NHS, with charities and in schools so I have an interest in health issues, transitions, and identity but many issues may bring you to counselling. I welcome clients who identify along the spectrum of gender, sex and relationship diversity.

Appointments for counselling are available during the day and in the evening Monday to Thursday.  Supervision and NHS appointments are available on Fridays. I work from a room separate from my house and parking is available on the driveway. 

The first session is an opportunity to see if we are a good match to work together. I shall ask you to sign a short consent form and then invite you to explore what brings you to counselling. All sessions, including our initial session, are charged at £50 and I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. 

If you would like to make an appointment please email me at: lisa.briffett@yahoo.com and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours during office hours. 

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with BACP - to be accredited means meeting the professional body's higher standard as a 'competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor seeing individuals and small groups and have supervised over a range of agencies in health, charity and education.

I am fully insured to work in the UK/Europe and hold an enhanced DBS check.

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

ACT for Anxiety and Depression Disorders - 2019

      CPD short courses:

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) - 1996

Trans Awareness and Inclusion; gendered intelligence - 2016

Covid-19 Telehealth: Moving your practice online; Online Therapy Institute - 2020

Supporting victims of domestic violence; University of Sheffield - 2020

Loving kindness and compassion; Breathworks - 2021

Defining Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity; Pink Therapy - 2021

Foundations in Dementia; University of Nottingham - 2021

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling is charged at:

£50 individuals for 50 minute session

Clinical Supervision is charged at:

£60 for 60 minute session

When I work

I am offering a hybrid service by working in-person or via Zoom as suits each individual.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Supervision

In person
Online

I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor with over twenty years' experience and am also a qualified supervisor with over ten years' experience.

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