Online and Face to Face Solution Focused Talking Therapies

Hypnotherapist Grantham Lisa Hartford

Unlocking Your Potential with a Multi-Disciplinary Approach with Riverview Wellbeing Therapies

Lisa Hartford, MSc

Lisa, owner of Riverview Wellbeing Therapies, holds an MSc in Psychological Wellbeing and Mental Health from Nottingham Trent university (2021) and is an accredited member of the UK Association of Solution Focused Practitioners (UKASFP). 

Currently studying an MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Derby university, Lisa already holds the PG Certificate and will receive the PG Diploma in late Summer 2024.  As a student member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) Lisa is governed by their Ethical Guidelines and Principles. 

Lisa has raised over £10,000 for the mental health charity MIND through fundraising events like the London Marathon and the Great North Run.

Lisa’s clinical research into Muss Rewind Therapy has been published in BACP Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal

Lisa brings a combination of all her skills to your therapy sessions and works collaboratively with you to tailor the sessions to your needs.


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Mal Craghill
Lisa at Riverview Wellbeing Therapies was invaluable to me in preparing for and conducting a long-distance charity bicycle ride. The event was well beyond anything I had ever attempted (675 miles over ten days with almost 30,000 feet of climbing) and I was finding it difficult to manage my mind as my training rides grew in length and the ride planning became more complex. I got in touch with Lisa, and she put together a series of sessions based around sports visualisation, a technique used by many successful elite athletes. The idea is that Lisa helps you to imagine a complete 24-hour period of the ride, so you can mentally picture what a successful day looks like. During the challenge, when the going gets tough, your brain will then believe that you have already completed days similar to this before and this helps with your self-belief that you are going to be successful. Lisa’s coaching was fantastic. Using the framework and methods she taught me I was able to harness the images and feelings we had run through when things were particularly tough, and let my mind run free when things were going well (the concept of ‘flow’, another thing we explored during our sessions). I found that my training rides were that bit easier thanks to Lisa’s help, and when the actual ride came around her techniques helped me to get through some really gruelling days in the saddle. I completed the ride successfully despite an almost constant headwind, some very wet weather and a lot of steep climbs, and I’m indebted to Lisa for helping me along the way.
Christine “Nellie Taylor” Massey
Lisa is just wonderful. Such a lovely lady, she is very professional and personable. Her own experiences make the sessions very relatable, I always felt very at ease and time with her was extremely relaxing. I learnt so much with her regarding positive thinking and came away with tools for a much more positive mindset.
Peter Yellup
I've had treatment with Lisa a number of times now and I find them really beneficial. Lisa puts you at ease, explains everything to you and is very professional. I always come away feeling much more relaxed and focused. I would be happy to recommend!
Mandy Jane Bowler
I have been lucky enough to have therapeutic sessions with Lisa over the past few weeks. Lisa is very professional and congruent. She is so easy to relax with and let’s you know what is going on at every stage. Lisa certainly changes your positivity away from an negative mindset you may have and outs you at ease at all times. I can thoroughly recommend Lisa and her wellbeing therapies.
Tony Rogers
Lisa is very professional and will achieve a very positive outcome to any challenge to the important feeling of wellbeing and an inner peace. I spoke with Lisa for a number of sessions and always came away feeling more centred, happy and with a greater zest for life. I highly recommend Lisa’s therapy techniques and would always look to her in the future if needed. Thanks Lisa
MJ 1969
I cannot recommend Lisa enough, she has helped me understand how my brain works. She is friendly and easy to talk to, very professional and discreet. My sessions with her have made me more relaxed and positive in both my home life and work life and are pressure free so you come away very relaxed.
louise allen
Lisa sent me her relaxation session to listen to as I was having trouble getting off to sleep and staying asleep. Her voice is lovely to listen to (she sounds like Hermoine Norris) and I was asleep before the end of the session. I’ve used it a few times and hear different things each time so it doesn’t feel like you’re listening to the same session. Would love to try hypnotherapy sessions with her but live too far away!
Laura Ironmonger
Lisa is just fantastic at her job! Professional, friendly and knowledgable. I am so thankful for all of the support after attending hynobirthing sessions while pregnant with my son who was born 31st July 2019. Harry William Ironmonger. (see pic below) After a difficult couple of years and two losses, Lisa helped me maintain a positive outlook on this third pregnancy by helping me relax in our weekly sessions and teaching me self hypnosis. Lisa also helped me focus on feeling in control which brought a sense of calm to my day to day. (She even took time to explain the science behind the brain along with diagrams!) The whole experience totally empowered me and I felt excited for the birth and without fear... yes this is actually true! The techniques she taught me were simple, effective and straight forward. I felt completely prepared and in control, something needed with being induced and having a 24+ hour labour resulting in a C-section! I highly recommend anyone to try hypnotherapy and especially for birth along with other holistic remedies. (The high doses of pain relief were also much appreciated may I add!) I believe the mind is extremely powerful and we are able to help ourselves more if we know how- all with he help of a professional like Lisa. My midwife also complimented me on how relaxed and calm I was throughout a lot of the difficult and most painful part of my birth. Yes it was extremely painful but I will say hypnobirthing reduced my stress and eliminated my fear/anxiety. I will definitely be back to see her soon no doubt and will continue to practice self hypnosis.

My Approach

Imagine yourself feeling better.

I can help you get there.

I am a therapist who listens with compassion and without judgment. I help you find your own solutions for moving forward.

I do not offer advice or tell you what to do. I help you work out the answers and provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

In my therapy room, or online, you are the expert in your life. I help you use that expertise to unlock your potential.

Does this sound like you?

  • Feeling stuck, like you’re not moving forward?
  • Anxious and stressed, with a racing mind?
  • Unable to focus on what’s important?
  • Dreading getting out of bed each morning?
  • Worried about the lingering impact of COVID-19 on your life?
  • Feeling sad and lost?
  • Fed up with a phobia or habit that’s holding you back?
  • Longing to feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair?

What would you like?

    • To prioritise time for yourself, to finally have the time to do the things you love. 
    • To take the first step forward to a happier future, to leave behind the past and embrace all that’s possible.
    • To find some focus, to be able to concentrate on what’s important and achieve your goals.
    • To wake feeling refreshed and excited to start the day, with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.
    • To lower any anxiety about life after COVID-19, let go of your worries and embrace the future with confidence.
    • To find something that will make each day better, to add a little bit of joy and excitement to your life.
    • To start to conquer a fear or habit, to break free from the things that are holding you back and live your life to the fullest.
    • To enjoy each new day, to savour the simple moments and appreciate all that you have.
    • To finish the year on a high, to achieve your goals and dreams and feel proud of all that you’ve accomplished.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented therapy that focuses on helping you to achieve your desired outcomes. During SFBT sessions, Lisa works with you to identify your desired outcomes, develop a plan to achieve those outcomes and build on your strengths and resources.

SFBT is based on the belief that you are already capable of solving your own problems and Lisa’s role is to help you identify and mobilise your own resources. SFBT can be helpful for a variety of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship problems, stress management, pain management, parenting challenges, career issues, and life transitions.

Integrative Counselling

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that can help you cope with a variety of issues, including mental health conditions, physical health conditions, difficult life events, and difficult emotions. This is due to helping you to gain a better understanding of your feelings and thoughts. As a result, it helps you to develop coping skills, make positive changes in your life, resolve conflict, improve your relationships, increase your self-awareness, and boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Counselling is a confidential and supportive process. Lisa will listen to you without judgment and help you to explore your problems at your own pace. She will not tell you what to do but may make suggestions to help you find your own solutions. Lisa ‘s integrative approach combines Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Attachment Therapy. 

Muss Rewind Therapy

Muss Rewind Therapy (MRT) is a brief psychological intervention that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of trauma-related symptoms, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). MRT is based on the idea that trauma is stored in the memory in a way that can be easily triggered, leading to distressing symptoms.

MRT has been shown to be effective in reducing a variety of trauma-related symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression. It has also been shown to improve sleep quality, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

MRT uses guided imagery to help you visualise the trauma by imagining watching it on a cinema screen but also changing the ending.  It can be conducted in one to three sessions within an assumption that Lisa and you have already formed a therapeutic and trusting relationship in earlier sessions. Lisa wants to ensure you feel safe and trust that you will leave the session feeling no worse than when you arrived and therefore a full explanation is given before the intervention, which only lasts a few minutes, begins. Further information can be found at the link above.


Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and low emotional arousal where one’s critical faculties are lowered. Or a deep mental relaxation, a collaboration with the client and direct or indirect suggestion.

Hypnosis can be experienced as a trance like state which is an everyday occurrence. Its like when you reflect on a car journey and realise you can’t remember parts of it. Or like at school when you are gazing out of the window. But if a tractor pulls in front of your car or the teacher calls your name you are instantly back in the moment. You are always in control.

Lisa offers indirect trance where she helps you imagine a favoured day off or past time, for example watching a sunrise or floating in a boat on a calm lake. This part of the session allows you time to process your thoughts which might be about the talking part of the session or wherever your mind takes you.

Lisa’s clients have been known to describe it as extremely relaxing experience. No mention of your issue is mentioned in the trance. Hypnotherapy can be helpful for anxiety, low mood, pain, and creating a calmer mind.

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What qualifications have you achieved?
  • MSc (Commendation) in Psychological Well-being and Mental Health at Nottingham Trent University in 2021
  • Post Graduate Certificate Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Derby University 2021
  • BRIEF Certificate in Solution Focused Practice
  • Certificate Solution Focused BRIEF Therapy with Trauma
  • Certificate to Practice Muss Rewind (for Trauma and Phobias)
  • Hypnotherapy Practice Diploma
  • Medical Hypnotherapy Diploma
Are you a member of any associations?
  • UK Association Solution Focused Practitioners (Accredited Member) 
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Student Member)
  • Registered with Complimentary and Natural Health Council
  • Registered National Council for Hypnotherapy
How can I trust you?
  • Fully insured
  • DBS checked
  • Present qualification certificates on request
  • Meet the requirements for various associations 
  • 5-star rated on Google
What can you help me with?
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Anger Management
  • Breaking Unwanted Habit
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Issues
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Living with cancer and other long-term illness
  • Menopause
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Pain Control
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance (Sports, Memory etc)
  • Phobias & Compulsions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Sleep Issues
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Weight Issues
  • Working With Children 
How much do you cost?

I offer a free initial no obligation phone conversation, and then each appointment is £45, either in my therapy room or online. Concessions available to students.