Lisa Gardner

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Available for new clients
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Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We may all go through periods in our life when we experience emotional difficulties or a general feeling of being 'stuck'. This can show itself in many ways including feelings of anxiety, relationship difficulties, low mood, problems at work etc. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and work through these challenges together.

I am a qualified and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered Integrative Psychotherapist with over 12 years clinical experience.  As well as working in private practice, I also worked for over 8 years in an NHS psychotherapy service offering therapy to clients who experienced complex emotional difficulties and may have been diagnosed with a personality disorder. My previous clinical experience has also included working as a therapist both within the university and charity sector.

I offer long and shorter-term counselling or psychotherapy. Our first consultation is an opportunity to discuss your concerns and consider whether we could work well together.  It may be that you have a specific concern that you want to focus on in a particular number of sessions. Alternatively, we might agree to begin working together on an open-ended basis, reviewing our work together at regular points throughout therapy.

My approach is integrative meaning that I draw on different theoretical and clinical ideas, paying attention to both the influence of your past experiences and current circumstances. This allows me to work in a flexible and collaborative way, developing an approach that best supports you as an individual. The relationship we establish is fundamental to the work we do and can offer important insights about other relationships in your life. I believe that therapy can be transformational in both supporting behavioural changes and in developing increased insight into yourself and the relationships in your life.

Initial Contact

If you feel, after looking at my profile, that I may be able to help, you can email or call me in the first instance. We can then look at arranging an initial session in which we can discuss what your current difficulties are and how therapy may be able to help. An important element of this initial session is to see if we are a good fit and can work together. If after this, you are happy to continue we can arrange a second session and a regular time and day to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by their code of ethics. I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (GMBPsS).

My Psychotherapy training was completed at the Metanoia Institute in London. I have a Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy. I also have a BSc in Psychology.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session

Additional information

The initial assessment session lasts up to 75 minutes and is charged at £60.

Subsequent session fees are £60 and last 50 minutes. Sessions are generally weekly, usually taking place on the same day/time each week.

Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Lisa Gardner
Lisa Gardner