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Lisa Bruton

MA AdvDip UKCP Reg, Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist for Adults, Adolescents and Couples

Availability:   Wednesday daytime & evening

Mode:  In-person & online

Fees:  £70 for Individuals and £80 for couples.

Insurances Accepted: AXA PPP

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree 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

Experience:

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 10 years’ experience. Alongside my private practice I work for a large public sector organisation and previous to this I worked within the NHS, the Metropolitan Police and the Maudsley Hospital. I have also 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 offer both short and longer term therapy, am UKCP accredited and in continuous professional supervision. 

What do I offer?

I offer short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples. 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. I also offer therapy over Skype or FaceTime.

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

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Affairs and betrayal
  • Alcohol
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • HIV/Aids
  • Internet addiction
  • Low self-esteem/confidence
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship problems
  • Self-harm & Suicidal feelings
  • Separation & divorce
  • Sex addiction/Sex problems
  • Sexuality/Gender confusion
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work related stress

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, including Psychodynamic (which recognises 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), and Transpersonal (addressing spiritual concerns and questions of existence). 

My work with individuals and couples centres on improving their relationships with others (including partners), 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 couples may come for a specific reason – unsatisfying or recurrent arguments, issues around family and children, insecurity within relationships– or a more 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 relationships.  

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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