Lisa Matzak

Counsellor, Life and Career Coach

Lisa is an experienced and qualified Counsellor (member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and Life and Career Coach (member of Association for Coaching). After working hard to achieve her four diplomas, she has also received additional training in Working With Addiction and Domestic Violence.

She has achieved great success working with clients on a variety of issues including:

  •    Depression
  •    Low self esteem, motivation and confidence
  •    Stress-work related, personal, commitment etc
  •    Relationship and attachment issues
  •    Domestic violence-victim or perpetrator
  •    Anxiety, nerves and tension
  •    Bereavement
  •    Health issues
  •    All forms of abuse
  •    Addictions and dependancy
  •    Loss of meaning to life
  •    Preparing for interviews, presentations etc
  •    Help with CV’s or how to approach companies
  •    Time management, procrastination and structure in life
  •    Career changes or loss of direction in career
  •    Pressures at work or bullying

“I am extremely passionate about what I do and the most rewarding part of my work is seeing life changing results in my clients.

I believe that we have within us the resources to change and improve our lives and sometimes we may need someone to help and support us with this. It is often very difficult to talk to people close to you which can make you feel lonely, confused or unsupported. At times like these talking to a Counsellor or Coach about whatever is troubling you may help you find better ways to cope and manage and to move forward in your life in a way that is more satisfying to you.

In my counselling work I combine concepts from person centred and psychodynamic theory. This means we work as a partnership. Our relationship is very important and I encourage you to lead the conversation when it feels right for you but also guide you by asking you open questions which enables you to understand yourself better.”

What is the difference between Coaching and Counselling?

“Coaching is mainly based on the future. We will work together to motivate and empower you to reach your absolute best.  We will collaboratively set goals for you to work on including homework between sessions to help you to accomplish these goals. I see coaching as a facilitating process where I am very involved in the sessions but allow my clients to ideally come up with their own answers to enable them to think for themselves with my support and guidance.

Counselling is focused on the present and the past. We may be looking at how events or experiences from the past have affected you in the here and now. Counselling is usually worked at a slower pace with the client determining this and is usually dealing with more deep rooted, emotional issues. Usually, but not always counselling will be seen as longer term.

Sometimes a client may start working on a counselling matter and then after working together on this, the client may then feel they’d like to be coached to enable them to  work towards achieving future goals and move forward in a positive way.

Counselling and coaching are very personal and it’s vital you feel you can open up to me. To find out if this works for you we will arrange a phone conversation where we can find out more about each other. This session lasts for around 30 minutes and is free of charge which I believe helps you feel less pressurised. It is also a chance for you to explore what it is you want from the sessions and ask me some questions too. You can work with me on an open ended basis or book a specific amount of sessions that can then be extended if you wish.”

Fees are £50 for counselling and £70 for coaching for a 60 minute appointment.

To book a consultation or appointment with Lisa please call 07976293280 or email lisa@clearerminds.co.uk or contact York Clinic on 01904 709688 or email@yorkclinic.com

Lisa Matzak’s website is www.clearerminds.co.uk.