Lisa Briffett

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MA MBACP (Senior Accredited)
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Counselling offers a space to be truly listened to, reflect on your life, and make changes where need be, in the company of a someone trained to tune in at depth. Many questions or problems may bring you to counselling but I have a special interest in health issues, transitions and life shifts and I welcome clients who identify along the spectrum of gender, sex and relationship diversity. I have over twenty years of experience and I work 1:1 with adults and with young people (13+) for mid to long term work.

Availability (updated February 2024): One space available - please do email me for further availability/waiting list information if you are interested in us working together.

Working in-person and via Zoom as suits each individual, which we can discuss.

My approach to therapy is integrative using:

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

You may be feeling stuck or at a crossroads, and talking things through may help you move forward or make a decision. You may need therapy to understand your past experiences and/or manage a current situation. Maybe the way you are currently living your life is no longer serving you. 

My way of working includes looking at where your thoughts/feelings/behaviours may have come from and exploring new coping skills. 

My working life has been in the NHS and with charities: in hospice care, care of the elderly, primary schools and agencies for young people, so I have experience working over many age ranges.

I have specialist training in working with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) but have met clients with many other physical health conditions, including cancer and dementia. 

Sessions are held weekly, ideally at the same time each week to give continuity. I work mid to long term, developing a strong therapeutic relationship to form a support, as it can take time to explore our past and learn new coping strategies. 

The first session is an opportunity to see if we are a good match to work together - we will discuss your consent form and then I will invite you to explore what brings you to counselling. All sessions, including our initial session, last 50 minutes and are charged at £55. I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. 

Appointments for counselling are available on weekdays and evenings, other than on Friday when I work with the NHS. I work from a room in Sawston, and free parking is available.

If you would like to discuss making an appointment & get information about my current availability/waiting list, then please email me at: and I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours during office hours. 

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the 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 hold full indemnity insurance which covers work in the UK & worldwide.

I 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

DBT skills; Psychwire - 2022

Counselling people living with MS; MS-UK - 2023

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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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.


£55.00 per session

Additional information

Counselling is charged at:  £55 for 50 minute session

Clinical Supervision is charged at:  £60 for 60 minute session

When I work

Please email me at to discuss availability/waiting list.

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

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

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Lisa Briffett
Lisa Briffett