Lisa Upson

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MBACP. BSc Psych, Dip Couns
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Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28
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About me

I am a warm, kind and compassionate counsellor working in person in Witney, online and on the telephone. I am deeply committed to working with clients to find their own way through the struggles they are experiencing by providing genuine support, gentle challenge and true collaboration.

Life can be really challenging!  Many times in our lives we will be able to take on these challenges and find our own way through, but sometimes we can feel stuck or overwhelmed and they can feel like mountains. Try as we may, they seem impossible to climb alone. Counselling can provide the opportunity to pause, to be heard and to hear and understand ourselves in new ways.

Perhaps you’re struggling with persistent anxious thoughts,  panic attacks, feelings of hopelessness, relationship issues, navigating loss or trauma, experiencing addiction, or fertility or family difficulties…please know you’re not alone.

I understand we are all shaped by our experiences and never cease to be amazed at the human spirit that adapts in order to survive. Sometimes we may be so used to behaving and relating in the ways that have been necessary in the past, other possibilities are out of our awareness.

Some clients find simply having the space to talk and be heard is enough to see significant change. I've also witnessed the powerful difference the sharing of information about the natural responses our bodies produce when faced with trauma and threat has brought to people struggling with heightened anxiety and panic attacks. Knowing you're not going 'crazy' is in itself sometimes enough to start the healing process. Working together, we can find what’s useful to you on your journey.

Now you’re ready to take that step, I’m here for you and provide that safe, non judgemental, compassionate space you need to work out what’s going on for you now and how you might like that to be different in the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, trauma informed Integrative Therapist drawing from Gestalt, Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Attachment Theory. This means I have been trained in a number of different ways of thinking about how we relate to others and to ourselves, which allows us to find which approach bests suits you and your needs.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work within their Ethical Framework.


I have experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, loss and grief, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, low self-worth, chronic illness and trauma.


BSc Psychology Hons

Level 4 CPCAB Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 NCFE Cache Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

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


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I provide short and long term one to one counselling with adults over the age of 18. We can work either face to face in my quiet and homely therapy office in Witney, online or via the telephone.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60.00. A limited number of Counselling student concessions are available.

Contact me to arrange an initial 20 minute call to talk about what you are looking for in counselling and how I may be able to help. Please note that my email response may go into your junk mail, so please check if you're waiting to hear from me.

Should you feel I am the right person for you, we can then agree a regular weekly session that works for you.

When I work

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Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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