About me

I AM CURRENTLY ABLE TO OFFER ONLINE SESSIONS TO CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.

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 UKCP registered Integrative Psychptherapist with over 10 years clinical experience.  As well as working in private practice I have also been working as as psychotherapist in an NHS personality disorder service in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for the past 7 years . My previous clinical experience has included working as a therapist in 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.

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 dificulties 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 registered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

The initial assessment session is charged at £50. Subsequent sessions are charged at £55.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and generally take place at the same time each week.

Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX27

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner