Lisa Cotter

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MA, PhD, MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Available for new clients
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Chiswick W4 & Barnes SW13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor offering a compassionate, relaxed and confidential space to explore current and past issues which may be impacting your life. I additionally hold a PhD in Psychology and have spent many years working across the NHS and private mental health services, as well as charitable organisations, bereavement services and the education sector. I have experience working in women’s health, post-natal support, youth and adolescent development, cancer support, bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and eating disorders.

I recognise that looking for a therapist can feel like an overwhelming process and that each person will be looking for different things from therapy. Maybe you have a specific issue you would like to address, or maybe you just need space to talk freely in a supportive and non-judgemental environment. As an integrative therapist, I have been trained in a range of therapeutic approaches which means we can tailor our sessions to suit your needs and explore ways of moving forwards together, at a pace you feel comfortable with. 

My practice is primarily informed by psychodynamic and humanistic approaches which means we might choose to look at issues presenting for you in the here-and-now, and also things you may have experienced in the past. Central to my practice is the belief that the therapeutic relationship – our relationship – is integral in supporting an effective and positive experience of therapy. Clients have shared that they experience me as warm, open and personable; I seek to build a strong, trusting relationship where you can feel seen and heard and gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the challenges you may be facing. I aim to work collaboratively and be mindful of our unique differences as human beings – how one person’s lived experience might differ from the next – and the importance of remaining attuned to your personal circumstances and needs.

I offer brief counselling for shorter periods where you can gain practical skills and knowledge for particular issues or longer-term psychotherapy to explore your experiences in more depth. I work with adults aged 16 years and over.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
  • CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills (RHACC)
  • PhD Psychology (St. George's University of London)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Northumbria)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£75.00 per session

Additional information

I offer both online sessions (Zoom) and face-to-face sessions at The Greenhouse Therapy Rooms in Chiswick and the White Hart Clinic in Barnes.

Please contact me for more details.

Further information

If you are interested in working with me, the first step is to send me an email, a text, or give me a call. We will then arrange a free, confidential 20-minute phone call, or a brief email exchange if this feels more comfortable for you, so we can briefly discuss what brings you to therapy and any questions you may have. If this feels like a good fit and you are happy to proceed, we will agree on a time for an initial session.

During the initial session, you will get a sense of how we may work together. I will invite you to tell me about yourself and we can discuss your hopes and goals for therapy in more detail. We can then decide whether to go ahead with further sessions. All sessions are 50 minutes duration and I typically work with clients on a weekly basis at a regular scheduled time. There is no obligation to book in for further sessions if this does not feel right for you.

The Greenhouse Therapy Rooms, 155A Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, Greater London, W4 2DT

10 White Hart Lane, Barnes, Greater London, SW13 0PY

Type of session

In person
Lisa Cotter
Lisa Cotter