Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones
Job Title:
Volunteer Counsellor

Volunteers

Career overview:

I am a full-time counsellor working with young people, adults and couples. I work in private practice and for 3 local charities including It’s Your Choice.

I qualified in 2004 and have since specialised in addiction therapy.

What do you do at IYC?

I was a volunteer counsellor here during 2016, and have now moved to conducting the initial assessments for counselling referrals for the Totton and Waterside areas.

What attracted you to volunteering at IYC?

I believe that everyone benefits from being heard and supported. When young people access support, it serves them well for the future and helps to build self-confidence and a healthier life. It’s Your Choice offers this to young people in our area when there are limited options elsewhere. I wanted to join the team to help people cope better into adulthood and improve mental health.

What do you do outside of volunteering?

I like crochet and knitting as well as other crafts – sometimes I even sell them.

I also enjoy spending time with my family and love a nice spa day with friends to relax and unwind!