Lisa Finch MBACP(Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Lisa Finch MBACP(Accred)  Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Lytchett Matravers, Poole


07769 539340

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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?

Do you find it difficult to stay close to people?

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?

Then contact freshfocus today, for a no obligation chat to see how counselling could work for you.

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 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 on

07769 539340 to find out how this service can best meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and professionally qualified to work with both adults (CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling)  and young people (CPCAB Level 5 in Young Peoples' Counselling 11+).

I have over 15 years of extensive experience in working with clients and colleagues in managing their concerns, issues, relationships, responsibilities and lives. I have undertaken many vocational training courses, which include subjects such as addictions; attachment and child development; bereavement; mental health issues; trauma, abuse and symptomatic effects (personal development, physically and mental health.) 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, supporting them to work through their issues and find better ways of communication and co-operation.

I am also a qualified Supervisor, (CPCAB Level 6 in Professional Supervision) supporting both qualified and trainee counsellors and other professionals in the caring industries such as teachers, team managers etc. (See Supervisor's profile)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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. I also have undertaken training in PTSD and Dissocation.

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, easy to talk and have felt safe to do so."




  • £25 first consultation
  • £40 per session

Couples and Families

  • £30 first consultation
  • £50 per session


  • Discounts for students and low income
  • Discounts for under 21's and over 75's
  • Discounts for block booking and community funding

If appointments are cancelled less than 24 hours notice and can not be rearranged within the same week, or you do not attend without notice you will be charged.

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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 contracting has taken place. E.g. Email contact and signing of the confidentiality form.

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

Lytchett Matravers, Poole, BH16
Poole, BH12

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes

At the Parkstone location BH12 3NF


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 and professionalism is important to enable you to be present and immediate with your clients, providing them with a high quality service, whilst maintaining your work - life energy levels.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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