Lisa has experience working across the age range child to adults. In Norway she worked in a subsidised child clinic that provided to ages 5 – 18 years and their families, working with a range of presenting issues from anxiety presentations to complex teens. Before training Lisa had school experience working in kindergarten as a teaching assistant.
Whilst working in the Norwegian health system she worked with a variety of adult mental health presentations from mood issues to complex personality issues and suicidality. She has an interest in body image and eating issues. Prior to training she has also worked in the fitness industry this has given her an understanding of how fitness and the body link to improvements in mental health but also how at times exercise can be a way of managing difficult feelings or needs.
Lisa likes working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and studied cultural psychology for a term in South Africa. Lisa would describe her approach as structured and flexible, she believes that the relationship is the key to achieving good results. Clients describe her as calm, direct and thoughtful. She is guided by a famous Danish philosopher Søren Kirkegaard about the art of helping. “if one is truly to succeed in leading a person to a specific place, one must first and foremost take care to find him where he is and begin there. This is the secret in the entire art of helping.” Lisa’s approach is integrative and tailored to each client; she regularly uses CBT and mindfulness.