Lisa Ume

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BABCP (Accredited), CBT, PGDip (Accredited), B.Sc (Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Orpington BR5 & London SW19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Firstly, hello and welcome to my profile. Thank you for taking the time to explore if the therapy I offer may be helpful for you. It can sometimes be daunting looking into beginning or restarting therapy so if you have any questions please do let me know.

What I Can Help You With (ie anxiety, depression, stress etc)

I have experience of working with adults who may be experiencing a range of difficulties such as Depression, Anxiety, Worry, Social Anxiety, Stress, Burnt-Out, Self Esteem Difficulties, Health Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, workplace difficulties and Post Natal Depression.

What Therapy I Offer

I am an integrative Psychotherapist which means I am able to adapt the therapy I offer and include different types of therapy and skills to provide a therapy that is tailored to you. The key therapies that I am trained in and use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

What is CBT and What to Expect from the Sessions

CBT is the recommended treatment for many of the above difficulties. Generally, it can help you change behaviours that you're not happy with and it can help shift unhelpful thoughts.

Above all, our sessions will give you a safe, confidential and supportive space. They will allow you to explore and develop insights into how you are currently interacting in the world and points where you feel a sense of being stuck. We can use these insights to understand how to move more towards the things that are meaningful to you in your life.

I value the therapeutic relationship that we build. I work with a strong ethic of promoting self choice and autonomy and my work is focused on kindly empowering people to take an active role in their wellbeing. I see my role as being alongside you exploring what you are struggling with to help you live a life you’re happy with.


I offer therapy online via video call which allows you to be from anywhere in the world to access our sessions! 

Video Session Information

I offer video sessions which can make it easier for busy schedules and allows you to access therapy at a time that is far more convenient with less stress of travel.

Some people worry that video sessions won’t be as effective as face to face. I can assure you that we can still build a trusting and supportive environment in this way and the work that we do together will be the same as if it was face to face.

Some people also worry that having video sessions means having them in their house and this can feel difficult for people. I’ve worked with people who have sat in their car or in their garden to make this feel better for them. Whatever works for you.

Social Media

Please feel free to check out my business Instagram page.

*My business Instagram page is currently not being updated as I am focusing my time on providing therapy sessions to people. However, it does have information that may be helpful for you to explore.*

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully accredited with the BABCP. This means I have undertaken further work and have been assessed further to meet the "gold standard" of CBT therapy!

Psychotherapy Training

I am trained in and practice Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I also have completed additional training in working with those with Long Term Physical Health conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. As an integrative therapist, I am able to draw upon these skills which allows me to adapt treatment to what suits you best.

I completed a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork and since being qualified, I have practiced within the NHS, Bupa and Charity Counselling organisations.

Prior Relevant Experience

Prior to my current work as a Psychotherapist, I have a background in supporting people where I spent many years working to support and empower individuals within the Criminal Justice System. I have an Undergraduate Diploma in Sociology and Criminology.

You'll see that my life work has been within the helping professions as a commitment to helping others is extremely meaningful to me.

Member organisations

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free 15minute telephone discussion where you can briefly ask any questions about the therapy I offer to help figure out if we would like to arrange an initial session.  

All sessions last 50minutes. Initially, we will complete a full assessment where we will explore what has brought you to therapy and what you are hoping to get out of therapy. It will also allow you time to decide whether therapy with myself may be helpful for you and you can ask me questions about the therapy I provide to make sure it is a good fit for you.

Online - £75 per session

When I work

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Please contacted me for up to date availability 

Further information

If you decide to "save" my profile please do send me an email to let me know if I can answer any questions you may have to help you make the decision. I'm more than happy to help with this.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Lisa Ume
Lisa Ume