Lisa Briffett MA MBACP (Senior Accred)

Lisa Briffett  MA   MBACP (Senior Accred)


07989 200 637 / 07989 200 637

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About me

Counselling offers a space to be truly listened to, reflect on your life and make changes where need be.  I am a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor with over twenty years' experience.  I have been a qualified supervisor for over ten years.

In counselling, I offer work with adults and with young people aged eleven and onwards for mid to long term work using psychodynamic talking therapy and mindfulness from the ACT model.

Many issues might bring someone to counselling; anxiety, stress, depression, panic, relationship, health or work problems, identity, loss, change, repeating patterns of unhelpful behaviour.  You may need support understanding your past experiences and/or managing a current situation or problem.

My working model is probably best described as integrative as it combines:

Using a psychodynamic approach to strive to understand how the past has influenced 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. 

The use of creative arts such as image making and sand tray can work to access what might be in the unconscious and increase self awareness.

Using techniques from the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) model we may use mindfulness strategies to learn to manage what you cannot control and make moves towards your goals and values. The ACT model looks to accept negative thoughts and emotions as part of normal psychological functioning and commit to actions that build a better life.

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. 

I offer support while clients are going through transition times and life changes, 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 young people who are struggling to cope at school, college or at home. I have worked in schools and local charities with children and young people for many years. 

In addition I see 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 Monday and Thursday evenings.  I work from a room separate from my house and parking is available on the driveway. 

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

ACT for Anxiety and Depression Disorders - 2019

      CPD short courses:

Trans Awareness and Inclusion; gendered intelligence - 2016

Food as medicine; FutureLearn - 2018

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

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.


Counselling is charged at:

£50 individuals for 50 minute session

Clinical Supervision is charged at:

£55 for 60 minutes for 1:1 and £60 for 60 minutes for small group work

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Working remotely by Zoom and telephone call only during the current Covid-19 situation.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

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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