Lisa Garwood

Lisa Garwood

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07939 836462

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Therapist - Hackney

Hackney E8
07939 836462
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am based in Hackney E8 and work from a private, dedicated counselling space, a short distance from Cambridge Heath and London Fields overground.

I offer sessions face to face, adhering to health and safety guidelines under Covid restrictions. 

Telephone and on line sessions are also available.

I can provide evening/daytime sessions, either on line or face to face.  This can be on a fortnightly, monthly or weekly arrangement. Please contact me if you would like more information, or to arrange an appointment. 

About me and my therapy practice

I can provide a sense of safety, a holding and containing space to begin to start to make sense of life and its complexities, a safe space to explore and to look at what might be going on for you. I can help you to process difficult and uncomfortable feelings that may at times feel unbearable. I can help you to be with those feelings, and together, to develop an understanding in order to make sense of what might be going on for you.

I have a wide range of therapeutic interests due to my background in health and social care. I have worked alongside adults with complex needs in a range of settings including: domestic abuse, offending, sex working, trafficking & modern day slavery, immigration and asylum, homelessness, health and disability, drug/alcohol services. I have held counselling roles at a Bereavement Service, Specialist Women's Service and Specialist Mental Health Service. 

I have a 24 hour cancelation policy in place.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I fully adhere to code of ethics and professional conduct. 

Areas of Interest

Although not exhaustive, my areas of interest include bereavement and complex loss, trauma, depression and anxiety and personal development and identity issues.

My Training

Degree in Social Psychology BSc Hons

Advanced diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling


Time Limited Counselling


Safeguarding, adult and child protection

Trafficking and exploitation

Self harm and suicide

Complex loss and grief

Trauma Informed Approach

Practice description

Who is counselling for?

Counselling is there for anyone seeking clarity and understanding, where maybe life has become difficult, challenging, unbearable even, with little explanation or understanding to hand, that life, work, relationships, self, family, at times, no longer makes sense. Particularly in todays current climate.

Please see my website for more information or contact me directly.

My first session

I offer a free, 15 minute introductory telephone call so that i may respond to any queries or questions you may have. Its an opportunity to see how we connect and could work together collaboratively, you may have some reservations or fears in coming to therapy, possibly this is your first time or maybe you come with previous experience. All is welcome and potentially helpful to share. 

If you would then like to start counselling, the first session will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. I provide sessions face to face, on line and on the telephone.

The first session will last 50 minutes and is charged at usual rate of £60.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken