About Us


Expert Care

The Brain Injury Clinic provides neuro-rehabilitation and expert care  in the community for people suffering from communication, cognitive or swallowing problems following an injury to their brain  or following a diagnosis of a neurological illness. 

We are proud of our reputation for providing a dedicated, high quality level of service  and  medical experience, with a caring,  understanding, supportive  approach and a known commitment to the health and quality of life of our patients.

Lisa Harris

a Highly experienced Team To SUPPORT YOU


The Brain Injury Clinic was founded in Guildford, Surrey in 2004 by Consultant Speech, Language and Cognitive Therapist Lisa Harris. Lisa is highly experienced in Neuro-rehabilitation.  Since qualifying in 1995 she has held posts at St George’s Hospital, Atkinson Morley, and  the  Wolfson  Medical  Rehabilitation  Cente,  London.  She  has been head of department of two neurological rehabilitation units, Unsted  Park and The  Brain  Injury  Centre;  as well  as  a clinical tutor at City University, London. 

Lisa  assists The London Neurosurgery Partnership team at the Harley Street Clinic, London, in  their  awake  craniotomy  procedures,  providing  intra-operative  assessment  and  rehabilitation.  

She  has  a  special  interest  in  aphasia  and  cognitive  communication  disorder, and is an advisor to the Stroke Assocation for Aphasia. She is involved in two national projects to improve the lives of those affected by communication and cognitive difficulties in affiliation with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Lisa  is  dedicated  to  the  treatment    and  support  of  patients  suffering  from  a  communication  disorder  in  the  community.  She  specialises  in  the  treatment  and  care  of  patients  who  have  had  a  stroke,  brain  tumour,  head  injury,  Parkinson‘s  or  Motor  Neurone  disease.


Where can you receive treatment?

Lisa  is  avaibale  to  see  patients at:

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

Harvey Road




Or  at  home in the Guildford area..

For those further afield or overseas an online service using Skype is provided. 

Please  email  lisaharris@thebraininjuryclinic.org

tel:  07958  038121

 We are recognised by all of the major insurance groups

Claire Axton

Claire Axton

In 2019 Claire Axton started working in partnership with The Brain Injury Clinic.

Claire is a highly experienced Speech & Language Therapist specialising in the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders that result from neurological conditions. From 2010, Claire worked across neuro-rehabilitation, stroke and neuro-oncology at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. She now heads up the development of the Awake Craniotomy SLT service at St George’s Hospital, London, supporting adults with brain tumours through their awake brain surgeries. 

Claire has a passion for supporting adults with communication disorders to participate in conversation and management of their own health. She has presented patient experience data nationally and co-produced written health information specifically designed to be accessible to people with communication disorders..


Claire is available to see patients in their homes in the London area and for those further afield or overseas an online service using Skype is available. 

Please email: claireaxtonslt@gmail.com