Lisa

Psychologist Tunbridge Wells

 

DR LISA GAIOTTO                07944 487 439

causewaytherapy@gmail.com

I am a Clinical Psychologist in Tunbridge Wells with over 10 years’ experience working in the NHS, private and third sector.
I have been providing therapy to adults, couples, young people and families 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), excessive worries, Panic, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety and Heath Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Self-esteem.
  • Trauma.
  • Bereavement.
  • Body dysmorphia and relationship problems.

I have experience of working with parents, in particular first time mothers and fathers, to adjust to parenthood and who might experience anxiety and low mood.

CREDENTIALS

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)

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
Neuroscience, 2017

Perinatal Mental Health, Dr. McLackland, 2016

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bromley Healthcare, 2016

Mindfulness workshop,
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- Present, Clinical Psychologist, Inpatient Adolescents Unit, Private Provider

TREATMENT MODELS

I integrate several therapeutic approaches:

  • + Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • + Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • + Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • + Systemic Therapy
  • + Psycho-dynamic Therapy
  • + Mindfulness based models, and relaxation techniques

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

WHY THERAPY?

Therapy is about developing an insight about yourself and your difficulties, process them and journey 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 6 to 20 sessions. This will be defined by combining personal preference, goals, difficulties, commitment and engagement with evidence based treatments defined by NICE guidelines.

Individual sessions last 50 minutes, and parents’ consultations last 75 minutes. I offer face to face therapy as well as telephone and Skype sessions.

FEES

Individual therapy (50 minutes)
£90: Saturdays (8am-1pm); evenings (Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm)
£75: daytime Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Parents’ consultations (75 minutes)
£130: Saturdays (8am-1pm) and evenings (Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm)
£110: daytime Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Trainee Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists (50 minutes)
£70

Clinical supervision
£70 per hour groups or individual

CONFIDENTIALITY

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.

Woman crying on sofa during therapy session while therapist is taking notes

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

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. Get in touch to book an appointment.

COUPLE THERAPY

In therapy, 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.

Couples-Therapy-at-a-Glance
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PARENTS' CONSULTATIONS

Are you a new parents adjusting to parenthood? Would like to learn more about how to support the emotion and psychological development of your children? Are you disagreeing about your parenting styles?
Parents’ consultation sessions help parents develop positive attitudes and strategies to overcome life’s most complex and challenging circumstance: parenting. Contact me today to discuss your needs.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

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.

Woman crying on sofa during therapy session while therapist is taking notes