Understand. Process. Achieve
Are you worried, stressed, low, in pain? Are you managing your personal and professional demands? Are past difficult experiences determining your present choices? I’m an accredited Clinical Psychologist. I’m here to help you become unstuck.
Dr LISA GAIOTTO
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working in the NHS, private and third sector.
I have been providing therapy to adults and couples experiencing a range of difficulties or wishing to self-develop. At Causeway Therapy, I offer treatments for adults (over the age of 18 years) who experience difficulties such as:
Anxiety, including: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worries), Panic, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety and Heath Anxiety;
Depression and Low Mood;
Self-esteem and confidence;
Childhood and Adulthood traumatic events
Bereavement and Loss;
Post Natal Depression and Anxiety
Adjusting to Parenthood
I have extensive experience of working with individuals who experience personal and professional stress including burnout, feel loss or stuck in these areas, and wish to re-balance these dimensions. I also have an interest in helping people who suffer from Generalised Anxiety, which can present as continuous, uncontrollable and excessive worries.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.
These are professional registers that ensure standards of training, conduct and skills are met and regulated.
• British Psychological Society. Chartered Membership number: 147270
• Health and Care Professionals Council. Registration number: PYL29295
Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Organisational and Working Psychology, Padua University (Italy)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
How and When to Work with Trauma Memories, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2019
Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy, 2018
Attachment, Therapy and the Brain, Counselling Centre, 2018
Emotion Focussed Therapy, Level 1, Professor Les Greenberg, 2017
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Anxiety and Depression, Contextual Consulting, 2017
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Supervisor, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and
Perinatal Mental Health, Dr. McLackland, 2016
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bromley Healthcare, 2016
Bromley Healthcare, 2015
Working with imagery, Dr. Ann Hackmann, 2014
2013-2014 Clinical Psychologist, Children and Adolescents Mental Health Services
2014-2017, Clinial Psychologist/ Senior CBT Psychotherapist, IAPT Services
2017- 2018, Clinical Psychologist, Inpatient Adolescents Unit, Private Provider
Personalised to your needs
I integrate several therapeutic approaches:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Mindfulness based models, and relaxation techniques
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) informed interventions.
We will regularly review your progress and tailor therapy to ensure you are getting the most out of your sessions.
I provide therapy in English or Italian.
Therapy is about developing an insight about yourself and your difficulties, process them and move towards achieving your personal aims.
Some goals for therapy might be to manage anxiety, to socialise more, to become more active and motivated, to accept what you cannot change and commit to follow your values, to re-define relationships and feel more connected, to assess and follow your personal or professional values, to adjust to loss or change, to process difficult memories and events so that they are not so dominant in your life, to come to terms with chronic pain and illness, to improve your sleep, to learn to relax and “let go”, to improve your concentration, and more.
Therapy can be a powerful tool which can be applied to work situations, for example to manage a challenging employee or difficult changes in your organisation, to manage boundaries between employers and employees.
I can help you developing stress management strategies, and improve your work-life balance.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The first session will be an initial consultation. It focuses on exploring your difficulties, what led you to search for therapy, and how it can help.
It also allows us to determine if there is a positive connection, what model of therapy suits you and how long therapy might be.
The length of therapy varies generally from 8 to 16 sessions. This will be defined by combining personal preference, goals, difficulties, commitment and engagement with evidence based treatments defined by NICE guidelines. Sometimes more complex difficulties require longer term therapy. I will discussed this with you, so that we can work collaboratively towards the best options.
Individual and couple sessions last 50 minute. I offer face to face therapy and online sessions via Zoom or VSee.
All sessions last 50 minutes
Individual and couple therapy
Monday (10am- 2pm) and Tuesday (10am-2pm): £80 per session
Monday (5pm to 8pm): £90 per session
Trainees Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists
£70 per session
£60 per session groups or individual
Private Medical Insurances fees will vary depending on personal insurance.
I am registered with several health insurance companies including AVIVA, BUPA, Cigna, WPA, Allianz Partners, AXA PPP and Vitality/Nuffield Health.
Therapy is a confidential service, and information will not be disclosed to third parties unless I am concerned about your safety and that of those around you. In these situations, I have the professional and legal responsibility to inform other agencies such as your GP, community mental health team, social services, the police or local authority with the aim to keep you and others safe. I will discuss it with you, if this will be the case.
We will explore the immediate difficulties that are affecting your relationship. I can help you with learning to communicate your needs more openly, to be more emotionally in tune with each others' feelings and behaviours, and to work through painful experiences.
I have extensive experience in supervising individual clinicians as well as groups.
I provide supervision to Counsellors, Psychologists, CBT Therapist, as well as Allied Professions working with complex clients, such as specialist Health Visitors team, and HIV teams.
Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.
In the therapy sessions, we will work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behaviour.
I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. Therapy aims at improving one's life by connecting the dots and develop an insight into how your difficulties developed over time.
We will look at the patterns, thoughts and behaviours which might unintentionally maintain the problem. We will consider your strengths, abilities and values which we can capitalise on to build a better future. Importantly, we will consider what strategies and steps you can initiate to move forward and make choices that are consistent with what is actually important to you.
Please note, I do not provide an emergency service; the email and telephone are not to be used in an emergency.
If you are worried about immediate risk of harm to self or others, please call 999, or visit your local A&E where you will be speaking to a health care professional with mental health training and expertise.
If you are not at immediate risk but would like support and advice, please visit your GP or call the Samaritans on 116 123 or Mental Health Matters Helpline: 0800 107 0160
For non-emergency medical advice call 111
"My sessions with you have been invaluable. You’ve been professional, patient, understanding, you really listened and made me feel comfortable talking about everything I was struggling with, without judgement. Your knowledge, guidance and support has helped me to feel like myself again and free of overwhelming anxiety, which I’m confident will be a lasting change. Thank you!"(Ms B, 41)
"Thank you so much for your support" (Mr A., 32)
"Therapy has been beneficial to me, and it has really helped my everyday life" (Ms W., 28)
"I have learned to not be afraid of fear any longer" (Mrs B., 49)
"You are a great therapist" (Mrs P., 66)
"Thank you for your help during these difficult times"
(Mr C., 45)
"These sessions have been a great help, and a wonderful journey of discovery. Thank you, I feel so much better" (Mrs G, 43)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Online therapy available
07944 487 439