Lisa Debrou BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Lisa Debrou BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol Chartered Clinical Psychologist

335 City Road

West End Medical Practice
6 Bendall Mews


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335 City Road

West End Medical Practice
6 Bendall Mews


About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Islington & Marylebone as well as Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I have many years of experience and have held senior positions in the NHS and in Private Sector organisations. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

My Philosophy

Psychological difficulty can arise in our lives for many reasons. When we become stuck in psychological distress, sometimes it is difficult to find a way out alone. It may feel as if you are wading through a field of deep mud, with no end in sight. I believe that psychological therapy can help nudge you out of this position, out of the mud, and ideally into a place where you can think and behave in more helpful ways. I believe that the past is important, but the present is where we can try to make changes to enhance our quality of life.

My Approach

As a general guide, you could expect the first few sessions with me to feel like an introduction. It’s a chance for me to understand your situation and collaboratively piece together some ideas of how we could work together. Sometimes I will ask you to fill in questionnaires to help me better understand your current difficulties. Usually we would then discuss a plan for your therapy which should be based on your own personal goals. The course of therapy may need to be amended as time goes on. In order for you to make the most of therapy I will probably ask you to do some tasks in between sessions. The main approach I draw from is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) although I may also integrate approaches such as Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into my work.

My Motivation

My motivation comes from a personal desire to support others to live full and meaningful lives, with an awareness of their psychological health. The shared responsibility I have with my patients whilst we discover their true selves and help shape a brighter future is something that sits at the heart of being a Psychologist for me.

A Little More About Me

I have a personal interest in experiencing different cultures, which has led me to travel extensively throughout my life. This same curiosity has fuelled an interest in yoga and mindfulness, both of which play a part in my own life

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

Self Funded Treatment

  • Individual Therapy: £130 per session
  • Couples Therapy: £140 per session
  • Family Therapy: £140 per session

Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • Cigna
  • Pru Health
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • WPA
  • and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you.

Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.

Further information

Recent Testimonials

“I have been having Online CBT Counselling with The British CBT & Counselling Service for about 9 months and it has made such a difference. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and depression and I really feel like I’ve got my life back. The online CBT Counselling programme fitted in with the long hours I work and it actually felt more supportive that other types of counselling I have tried because I had contact with my psychologist up to 3 times a week. I am so glad that I tried this approach and would recommend it to anyone who needs help sorting out a problem”.

– Lizzie (Richmond, London)

“For the first few CBT Counselling sessions I actually felt more anxious and thought about giving up, but I’m 10 sessions in now and things are starting to shift. It’s still isn’t plan sailing but I am hopeful that if I keep at it I will get there”.

– Anna (Marylebone)

“I initially only agreed to couples counselling so my wife couldn’t accuse me of not trying but I have been pleasantly surprised by how it has helped us. Our psychologist didn’t take sides, didn’t judge and was able to identify what the problem was and help us to work out a solution in a relatively short space of time. I am pleased that we did this and would definitely recommend this service to other couples who are struggling to make things work.”.

– Jonathan (Marylebone)

Maps & Directions

London, EC1V 1LJ
London, NW1 6SN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Counselling available in English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish & Greek


Appointments available throughout the week, both daytime and evenings including Saturdays. Please call or e-mail to confirm my latest availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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