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Lisa Bruton

MA AdvDip UKCP Reg, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist for Adults (18 +)  and Partners

In person:  Wednesday & Thursday daytime
Online:  As above

Fees:  £70 – £100 for Individuals and £90 – £120 for couples

Insurances Accepted: AXA PPP


  • Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Teacher training 
  • Certificate in Trauma Support 
  • Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Foundation Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • UKCP accredited

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with over 10 years’ experience. Alongside my private practice I work for a large public sector organisation and previously  within the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and Maudsley Hospital. I have taught psychotherapy in Higher Education settings, and am a qualified Mindfulness teacher. I have extensive expertise in trauma and can deliver Trauma-Focused therapy both for one-off incidents and longer term, cumulative trauma. I am UKCP accredited and in continuous professional supervision. 

What do I offer?
I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy for adults, couples and other people wanting to work on their relationship (business partners, a person and their parent, close friends, for instance). I have specialist training in relationship therapy and particular expertise in supporting people around disordered eating and body image issues.  I am fluent in French and can offer sessions in this language.

Approach and orientation
My approach is integrative, which means that I use different theories depending on what will best meet the needs of my clients. I draw on the main psychotherapy traditions:

  • Psychodynamic (recognising the importance of the early years and people’s formative relationships)
  • Humanistic (helping clients recognise their strength and creativity)
  • Body-based (looking at the physical basis of emotion, experience, growth and change, including what neuroscience and attachment studies have taught us in recent years)
  • Transpersonal (addressing spiritual concerns and questions of existence)

My work with individuals and partners centres on improving their relationships with others, themselves, and with life in general. I am interested in individuals’ formative experiences as a means of better understanding who they are today, so as to support them to make healthier choices going forward.

Individuals or partners sometimes come for specific reasons such as:

  • Unsatisfying or recurrent arguments
  • Issues around family and children
  • Sexual problems
  • A general sense of unease and disconnection.

My role is to help facilitate better communication between partners, and to help you think about what it best for you and for your relationship. 

I also work with people wanting to improve relationships of other kinds such as:

  • Adult siblings
  • Parents and adult children
  • Business associates
  • Co-parenting divorced/separated parents

Many people welcome a protected space where they can discuss and explore their relationship, and improve communication to feel more connected and functional. Therapy can be a valuable vehicle for this type of conversation.

I have worked extensively with people affected by a range of issues including:

  • Anger management
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence & abuse
  • Alcohol & Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • HIV/Aids
  • Low self-esteem/confidence
  • Relationship problems, separation & divorce
  • Self-harm & Suicidal feelings
  • Sex addiction/Sex problems
  • Sexuality/Gender confusion
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

Philosophy on counselling and psychotherapy:
I am a firm believer in psychotherapy and its potential for bringing out change in peoples’ lives. I am consistently struck by how much people can grow given the right support, and enjoy witnessing clients become more connected to themselves and to the people around them. My aim is that therapy help my clients gain a better understanding of and connection with, themselves, so as to find new ways of being and relating with others. I may draw attention to your thoughts, feelings, behaviour or physical sensations to enable this process. I also think that it takes great courage to seek out therapy, so I honour this by making the relationship as secure and positive as possible. 

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