Hello, welcome to my website

My name is Lisa Bruton and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 12 years experience. I work with individuals, couples and other people wishing to improve their relationship (business partners, siblings, friends, for example). I run a busy private practice in the centre of Reading, and alongside this I am a Guest Tutor at the University of Oxford. As well as Integrative Psychotherapy, I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), an effective therapy to treat traumatic experiences. I am trained Mindfulness teacher and incorporate body-based approaches in my work. 

People seek therapy for relief or support around a number of different reasons – it can be something specific like anxiety and depression, addiction, relationship problems, bereavement and loss, work troubles, as well as more expansive difficulties such as troubles with self esteem, difficulty connecting with others, desolation or low level sadness. Therapy offers a unique context in which these can be explored with interest and sensitivity, and we can think together about any useful next steps.

I really believe in therapy and its’ potential to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and would be happy to offer an initial session, subject to availability. I work Tuesdays & Wednesdays in person (10am to 5pm), and Thursdays online (11am – 5pm).