Lisa Bruton, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Lisa Bruton

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Lisa Bruton, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Lisa Bruton

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About Me

I am a Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Tutor at the University of Oxford. I am also an EMDR practitioner and Mindfulness Group leader. I offer short term and open-ended counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and other people in significant relationships (family members, co-parents, business partners).
Approach and orientation

My approach is integrative, which means that I draw on different theories and ways of working to best meet the needs of my clients. I engage with the main psychotherapy traditions, including Psychodynamic (which recognises the importance of the unconscious and early years), Humanistic (giving value to the client-therapist relationship), Body-based (looking at the physical basis of emotion, experience, growth and change, including what neuroscience and attachment studies have taught us in recent years), and Transpersonal (addressing spiritual concerns and questions of existence).

My work with clients centers on improving their relationships with others, themselves, and with life in general. I am interested in individuals’ formative experiences not as a way of dwelling on the past, but as a means of understanding who they are today, so as to make better choices going forward. I use thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical sensation to work flexibly according to my clients’ needs. Therapy can both be about a specific problem, or a more general sense of unease.

Philosophy on counselling and psychotherapy:

I am a firm believer in psychotherapy and its potential for bringing out change in peoples’ lives. I am consistently struck by how much people can grow, given the right support, and enjoy witnessing clients become more connected to themselves and to people around them. Attention to one’s past is vital, not to dwell on but to make important connections between past experiences and present behaviour. This tends to help people find new ways of being and relating to others. I use the full spectrum of clients’ thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physical sensations at different points where appropriate. I see myself as involved in the therapy, not outside of it but alongside my client. The client-therapist relationship is an important one, so I endeavour to make it as secure and creative as possible.


Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certificate in Mindfulness Teacher Training
Certificate in Trauma Support
Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Foundation Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
UKCP registered

I work with

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Reading Office

12a Castle Street
Reading RG1 7RD
United Kingdom

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£80-110 Individuals
£100-130 Relationship Therapy

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
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