Lisa Sanfilippo

Therapist, MA, MSc, UKCP, MBACP
 therapist: Lisa Sanfilippo,
In-Person in London, ENG
In-Person in London, ENG W1K
Online in United Kingdom
While you may be seeking therapy to help you out of a dark or difficult time, therapy is a great gift that you give to yourself. We learn a great deal about ourselves, about others and ultimately about living life with more ease and enjoyment. We will sit together and get curious about what you learnt growing up and in your life to date. These created your world-view, your assumptions and even your bodily responses to situations that you face today. We will come to understand how your unique history and the ways you manage your world work for you, and where they are causing pain or limiting you. We will find your best ways to unblock and release those old patterns, and learn about the new ways of seeing and being that work for you. We peer through different lenses to understand who you are and who you will become, including the impact of your culture, gender identity, class, education. Together we come to understand your personality, your responses and even what you might call your soul-nature.

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Hispanic / Latino, Jewish, LGBTQ+, Men, Persons with Disabilities, Women clients.
Languages: English, conversational Spanish.

Treatment Approach

  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Approach Description: I work integratively: we come to understand who you are by looking through multiple lenses. Psychoynamic, somatic, humanistic, transpersonal and existential (if these words mean anything to you!). I am not a therapist who sits mute, but reflects, asks questions and where helpful we use tools and frameworks that can move us along in the therapy. I don't believe in holding out on you if there is a resource or perspective that can help. By the same token, I do understand the value of listening, being patient and allowing the work to unfold. Our long-held patterns have taken years to form, and while we may see change quickly, patience and compassion allow us to work all the angles to dislodge the particularly tough patterns.

Education & Credentials

Lisa Sanfilippo MA, MSc, UKCP, MBACP
  • Female
  • Practicing Since 2012
Education: MA, Transpersonal Psychotherapy (Thesis: intersections between yoga and psychotherapy), 2019, Univ. Northampton/CCPE Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, CCPE, 2017 UKCP Registration, BACP MSc Social Policy & Planning, London School of Economics, 2003 BsC Sociology, Brown University, USA 1997


  • Average Session Fee £125
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • For a limited number of clients I am able to offer a sliding scale of £100/ 105/ 115 concession rates. This depends upon circumstances as well as availability, and if you are willing and able to be flexible with time, location/ Zoom concessions.
  • Out of Network
  • I am happy to offer you invoices for your insurance reimbursement, but do not accept direct insurance payments at this time.

Lisa Sanfilippo Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in London, ENG and London, ENG W1K
  • Available Online for residents of United Kingdom
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Lisa Sanfilippo Practice Description
We'll meet in person at one of my three central London locations or online. If you're curious you can also have a look at articles I've written and interviews, particularly focussed on sleep, an area of special expertise- I have published two books on the topic. I also specialise in helping you to identify and communicate your needs. We'll look at how we negotiate in relationships with family, with friends and at work. Our work together will integrate an understanding of how our nervous system responses can result in PTSD (trauma), anxiety, depression and other ways of feeling stuck. My second Master's degree focussed on the intersections of yoga and psychotherapy and my continuing professional development has been in working with trauma and understanding the body-mind-emotions through Polyvagal Theory. I have both practiced and taught yoga for more than two decades. I’ve arrived here after a career in social justice, education, social policy (in which I have an MSc from the London School of Economics) and sociology (BSc from Brown University). If you think we might be a good fit, please do get in touch for a free 20 minute meeting. We'll forge new ways to meet life's challenges and move towards feeling more fulfilment and enjoyment in life. *Please get in touch for a free Zoom-based or telephone conversation if you think therapy with me might be a good match for you.*

Practice Overview

Available both in-person and online
12 Years Experience

Office Hours

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Driving Directions

I'll provide driving and public transport directions when you book your first in-person session. Parking is available at several local car-parks, offices are very accessible via London Underground/ TFL and cycle parking is ample.

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