Lisa Finch MBACP(Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Lisa Finch MBACP(Accred)  Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor



07769 539340

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07769 539340

About me

Ready to discover a freshfocus? I am an experienced Accredited Counsellor and offer a safe and private space to give undivided attention on the matters that are most important to you.Whether you are looking for young people, adult or couple therapy, family support or qualified professional supervision, this flexible service will provide you with the opportunity to off-load, gain clarity and move forward.


Has your life, relationship(s) or mood become stuck or out of your control?

Is your past getting in the way of you enjoying life now?

Are you confused, angry, anxious, depressed, or worse?

Would you like to improve your resilience, confidence or self-esteem?

Want to reclaim your life?

Ready to make changes but not sure how?

Everybody is unique and how we cope with difficulties is individual to us and our circumstances. Often our mental, emotional and physical health or spiritual well-being can be seriously affected. When we have tried, tried and tried again, it could be time to try something different?

freshfocus  provides a non-judgemental, experienced, friendly space for adults, couples and young people and can help you relieve stress or work through unwanted feelings to step towards to what you really want or need.

Family Support

Is your family in up-roar half the time?

Is your family going through separation and impacting on how you communicate?

Are you concerned about your child’s behaviour or mood and not sure how to manage it?

Is the responsibility in your household shared fairly?

Who’s in charge?

It can be very difficult to discuss or address concerns with your children or other family members. Feelings of guilt, frustration and blame never seem too far away. Don’t be alone...

freshfocus offers an experienced understanding with advice, information, and supportive counselling to parents, grandparents, kin-carers or foster carers and young people.

This can be arranged on a one to one basis or as family mediation, or a mix of both.
Common issues include:

  • Boundary setting
  • Effective communication
  • Separation or Divorce
  • Dealing with self-harm of all kinds
  • Adjusting to life stages
  • Freedom and responsibilities
  • Trust, reward and consequences
  • Parenting together

Visit the freshfocus website at or call today 0n 07769 539340 to find out how this service can best meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist & CPCAB qualified Supervisor.
I have 15 years of experience of working with clients and colleagues in managing their concerns, issues, relationships, responsibilities and lives. I have undertaken many vocational training courses, which include attachment, bereavement, mental health including neuro development, trauma, abuse and addictions for example.

Knowing how important family life is, I gained an Accredited AFT Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. I have worked with over 70 families, helping them to work through their issues and find better ways of communication and co-operation.

I have also specialised in addictions, working with young people, adults and families with varying complex needs, including mental health issues. I have a NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse and have also undertaken training in gambling counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience of working with people who have wanted support in managing depression, anxiety, addictions, anger management, relationship issues, abuse, including emotional. physical and sexual abuse, assault and rape; as well as self-harm, including cutting and eating disorders.

The most repeated feedback I have received from both young people and adults, including couples and parents that I have supported, is that they find me to be,  "Down to earth, understanding and trustworthy, helping them to come to terms with the past as well empower new strategies to manage daily life, enabling self-esteem, relationships and circumstances to improve.



Individual: - 1 hour session

  • £25 first consultation
  • £40 per session

Couples and Families

  • £30 first consultation
  • £50 per session


  • Discounts for students and low income
  • Discounts for block booking and community funding

Booking deposit:

If you choose to take up sessions with freshfocus after your first consultation, then a  booking deposit of £20 will be required to secure your appointment. Payable by cash, cheque or bank transfer. This covers any late cancellations or non-attendance.

If more than 24 hours notice is given and the appointment can be re-arranged within the week this deposit will not be affected.

If no such event occurs then this deposit will be deducted from the final payment of your session.

If there are any questions about fees, please do not hesitate to call me on 07769 539 340.

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Contracts: -

Tailor made to your needs and wants, short term and on-going contracts can be arranged, under-pinned with appropriate theoretical approaches.

Skype, email or instant messaging can take place, once initial contact and contracting has taken place. E.g. Email contact

Further information


The information that you share will be respected and kept confidential within the service.

For any content to be shared outside of freshfocus written permission will be required. This includes young people from the age of 13 years  upwards, who have Gillick/Fraser competence (demonstrates a level of maturity in the understanding of confidentiality) and will have to sign a 'sharing information form'for content to be shared.

The only time confidentiality is broken, is when there is a serious concern for your safety or the safety of others. This would be discussed with you first, when ever possible.

If you wish to know more about confidentiality  please visit the website at

Maps & Directions

Poole, BH12
Bournemouth, BH4

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Freshfocus is a flexible service and would consider times that suit you best. However in general sessions start from 8 am to 8 pm - Monday - Friday. Will do Saturdays with full fee deposit.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Good supervision is paramount when working in the helping professions. YOU are the 'instrument of your trade' and your well-being is important to enable you to be there for your clients, providing them with a high quality service and maintaining your work energy levels.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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