Ms Lisa de Rijk

(formerly Wake)



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About me

and change management consultant.
After starting her career in NHS clinical practice as a nurse, Lisa moved into NHS management in 1992, where she was employed as a Senior Manager until she left to commence her own shared business in 1997. Using NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) as a launch pad, Lisa has developed extensive experience as a Coach, Facilitator, Change Agent, Trainer, Supervisor and Mentor. Now a Master Trainer of NLP and Internationally trained by AND and INLPTA as a Trainer of NLP, Lisa is accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a neurolinguistic psychotherapist.

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 has attracted the support and contribution of Betty Alice Erickson, family therapist and daughter of Dr Milton H Erickson, renowned Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist.

Areas of interest

Major trauma; Children (7-11 years of age); Children (0-6 years of age); Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Post natal depression; Addiction; Alcohol / drug dependency; Bipolar disorder (previously manic depression); Individual therapy; Psychosis; Adolescent mental health; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Eating disorders; Family therapy

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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Video and telephone consultations

  • Offers video and telephone consultations
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