Awaken School

Personal Therapy

Psychotherapy Services

Lisa de Rijk provides psychotherapy services and will work with you to identify the most effective way of supporting you. Most therapy is brief and time limited, although sometimes longer term work is recommended.

Lisa uses a range of therapy approaches and has an extensive portfolio of clinical experience, including the use of brief therapy with clients with complex needs, working with children and adolescents and developing a combined integrative and neurolinguistic approach to psychotherapy.

What to Expect

Your first session provides an opportunity to see if you can work with me. We will look at what you want to get out of therapy, and the best way to support you.

Although therapy is about working towards your goals, we will also look back at your past to see how this has influenced you today and why you want therapy. We will also look at patterns of behaviour.

Who is Lisa de Rijk

As a psychotherapist, Lisa has served as both Chair and Vice Chair of the UKCP, working closely with the Government on the statutory regulation of psychology, psychotherapy and counselling and has long been a proponent of the effectiveness of brief therapy. Lisa has actively campaigned for rigour of standards, ethics, and research in psychotherapy and has contributed to the neurolinguistic psychotherapy field with the publication of her groundbreaking book for the Advancing Theory in Therapy series for Routledge, Neurolinguistic Psychotherapy: A Postmodern Perspective. Lisa’s subsequent publication for the UKCP series with Karnac, The Role of Brief Therapy in Attachment Disorders is has attracted the support and contribution of Betty Alice Erickson, family therapist and daughter of Dr Milton H Erickson, renowned Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist. Lisa has over 20 publications to her name and leads a clinical training in psychotherapy.

Lisa has also completed a 2 year post qualifying training in integrative child psychotherapy. Lisa also has a PhD in Psychology.



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