Understand. Process. Achieve
Face to face sessions now available
I am Dr. Lisa Gaiotto, a Clinical Psychologist. I am dedicated to providing a therapeutic experience that balances evidence-based practice, deep empathy with the courage to push boundaries and foster personal growth. Together, we will explore your experiences, emotions, and challenges with great care and understanding.
Dr LISA GAIOTTO
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 19 years’ experience working in the NHS, private and third sector.
I create a safe and supportive environment so that we can work out together collaboratively and with curiosity how to best move forward in achieving your therapeutic goals.
I offer treatments for adults (over the age of 21 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
Work related stress
Insomnia in the context of psychological difficulties
I have extensive experience of working with individuals who present with 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, re. excessive worries, and people who experience negative life events.
Understanding and processing your unique experiences is an essential part of the therapeutic process. I firmly believe that empowering individuals to develop their own narratives can be a transformative endeavour. Together, we will work collaboratively to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore and make sense of your situation in a way that feels meaningful and authentic to you.
We will explore your thoughts, emotions, and memories, helping you to connect the fragmented pieces of your experience and find meaning. This process can enable you to gain a deeper understanding of how your experiences have affected your life and how you can reclaim your sense of self and well-being.
I draw from a number of evidence-based modalities with the aim to empower you by giving voice to your experiences, challenging negative beliefs, and promoting resilience.
My role as a therapist is to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your past history and present difficulties at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Together, we will navigate the emotions that arise and integrate your experiences in a way that supports you making meaningful changes.
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 Psychology, Padua University (Italy)
Doctorate in Organisational and Working Psychology, Padua University (Italy)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
Introduction to Internal Family Systems, Internal Family Systems UK, 2022
World In Motion: Regulating the Human Race using Yoga, Breath & Movement, WPF, 2022
Reclaiming the Body: trauma sensitive yoga, WPF, 2022
Trauma-Focused ACT, Contextual Consulting, 2022
ACT For Perfectionism, People-Pleasing And Other Forms of Rigid Rule-following, Contextual Consulting, 2021
Compassion Focused Therapy, The Association for Psychological Therapies, 2021
Psychological Treatments for Insomnia in the Context of Co-Occurring Mental Health Issues, Essential Therapy Training, 2021
ACT: 100 Key Points & Techniques, Contextual Consulting, 2020
Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, Contextual Consulting, 2019
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
2017- Present, Independent Private Practice, Causeway Therapy
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.
Internal Family System (IFS) 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 2 sessions 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 24 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.
All sessions last 50 minutes
Individual and couple therapy
In person or online: Monday (9am- 1pm), Tuesday (9am-1pm) and Thursday (9am-1pm): £110 per session
Online only: Wednesday
Trainees Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists
£90 per session
£70 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, BUPA Global, Cigna, WPA, Allianz Partners, AXA Health 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.
Sometimes private practice is not able to provide the necessary level of treatment, such as when individuals have suicidal thoughts. If you experience suicidal ideation, self harm or harm to or from others then I am afraid but I will not be able to support you. In this case, please make an appointment with your GP; If you are at immediate risk please call 999 or attend A&E.
WORK RELATED STRESS
Burnout can affect anyone, regardless of their profession or background. It can leave you feeling emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and detached from the things that once brought you joy. However, there is hope for recovery.
I offer a compassionate and evidence-based approach to help you navigate this challenging experience. Together, we will explore the underlying causes of your burnout, identify unhelpful patterns, and develop practical strategies to restore your energy, passion, and motivation.
Through a collaborative therapeutic process, we will address the unique factors contributing to your burnout, whether they stem from work-related stress, personal pressures, or a combination of both. My goal is to provide you with the tools and support needed to cultivate resilience, set healthy boundaries, and rediscover a sense of fulfilment and purpose in your life.
Moreover, insomnia related to work stress is common, and an issue we can address in therapy.
Whether you are a newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, having a knowledgeable and supportive supervisor can greatly enhance your skills, confidence, and effectiveness in helping clients.
I offer a collaborative and growth-oriented approach to support your professional journey. I understand the unique challenges and complexities that arise in therapeutic work, and I am committed to creating a safe and constructive space where you can reflect on your practice, receive valuable feedback, and expand your clinical capabilities.
Through our supervision sessions, we will explore a range of topics, including case conceptualization, treatment planning, ethical considerations, and therapeutic interventions. I will provide guidance and insight tailored to your specific needs, helping you navigate challenging clinical situations, enhance your therapeutic techniques, and develop your professional identity.
Drawing from evidence-based practices and my own clinical expertise, I will help you deepen your understanding of therapeutic modalities, stay abreast of the latest research, and integrate new approaches into your work. Together, we will foster your growth as a clinician, ensuring that you provide the highest standard of care to your clients.
Whether you are seeking individual or group supervision, I am dedicated to creating a supportive and enriching experience that promotes your professional development and nurtures your personal growth. I value the unique strengths and perspectives that you bring to the table and will work collaboratively with you to maximize your potential as a mental health professional.
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.
By embracing a balance of compassion and challenge, we will work together to examine your beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that may be hindering your progress. Through this process, we will explore new perspectives and develop practical strategies to overcome obstacles.
Together, we will create a space where you can explore your potential and move towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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
Testimonials from Corporate Clients
"Lisa delivered an extremely insightful and interesting session on how the coronavirus pandemic may have affected our mental wellbeing. Lisa provided helpful tips and advice to colleagues about how to manage their feelings both in and out of work as we transition out of lockdown. Lisa confidently presented this session to over 200+ employees at Sky and it was extremely well received, with lots of positive feedback.
Thank you for helping so many people at Sky and being relatable, honest and open. I would very much recommend Lisa for a professional session in the workplace".
Zoe Moody, Marketing Strategy Manager, Sky.
Testimonials from Individual Clients
"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)
"I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help over the last few months as you really have made a difference" (Ms Y, 44)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Online therapy available
Data Protection GDPR and Privacy Statement
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is concerned with personal information that I collect, store, and share. As the Data Controller for purposes of the Data Protection I am registered with ICO (Information Commissioners Office) for safekeeping of this information.
When contacting me via my website, your information is emailed to me by Wix which manages my website. Your information will not be shared or sold to any other person or organisation.
Intricate Dance Within: Exploring the Intrapersonal Harmony
Life is a fascinating dance, and within each of us lies an intricate and often unexplored dance floor - our own intrapersonal realm. Just as dance requires grace, coordination, and rhythm, nurturing a harmonious intrapersonal dance involves self-awareness, reflection, and an understanding of our inner complexities. In this blog, we will delve into the captivating world of our intrapersonal dance and discover how we can find true harmony within ourselves.
Tuning into the Rhythms of Self-Reflection: In this unique dance within, self-reflection becomes our guiding rhythm. Taking time to pause, listen, and understand our thoughts, emotions, and desires is crucial. By practising self-reflection, we cultivate a deeper understanding of who we are, what truly matters to us, and how our experiences shape our perception of the world.
Embracing the Power of Self-Acceptance: Just as in any dance, embracing self-acceptance is essential for finding inner harmony. Honouring our strengths, acknowledging our imperfections, and appreciating the unique qualities that make us who we are allows us to embrace our authentic selves. By practicing self-compassion, we can create a nurturing environment within, fostering a sense of wholeness and self-worth.
Balancing the Inner Dialogue: Within our intrapersonal dance, our thoughts and beliefs play a vital role. Just as dance partners must harmonize their movements, we must cultivate a balanced and supportive inner dialogue. Challenging negative self-talk, cultivating self-belief, and fostering a growth mindset enable us to shift towards a more positive and empowering internal narrative.
Cultivating Mindfulness and Presence: The essence of dance lies in the present moment, and our intrapersonal dance is no exception. Cultivating mindfulness allows us to be fully present, observing our thoughts and emotions without judgment. By anchoring ourselves in the present, we can better understand our needs, desires, and values, and make conscious choices that align with our authentic selves.
Honouring Self-Care and Personal Growth: Within the realm of our intrapersonal dance, self-care and personal growth take center stage. Prioritizing self-care means nurturing our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It involves setting boundaries, pursuing activities that bring us joy, and engaging in practices that promote self-renewal. Embracing personal growth encourages us to step out of our comfort zones, embrace new experiences, and continuously evolve on our journey of self-discovery.
The dance within ourselves is a captivating and lifelong journey of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and personal growth. By tuning into the rhythms of self-reflection, embracing self-acceptance, balancing our inner dialogue, cultivating mindfulness, and prioritizing self-care, we can find true harmony within. So, let us step onto the dance floor of our intrapersonal realm with grace and intention, ready to explore the depths of our being and embrace the beautiful dance that exists within each of us.
Causeway Therapy (Powered by Open AI)