Lauren White, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, & Supervisor. UKCP & BACP Reg.
01522 538715 / 07913746337
Welcome to my page. I am accredited and registered, with over 25 years experience, working within the NHS, private practice, the corporate sector, and for a range of psychotherapy and counselling services.
I offer counselling, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions.
I have a sliding scale of fees for ongoing individual sessions. My clients choose their own fee from within that scale. (You will find full details by scrolling further down this page.)
Dual trained to work with individuals and groups, both my qualifying courses are UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited, and I am UKCP and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered.
I am also a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists and counsellors, who work with either groups, or individuals. I have a DBS enhanced certificate, issued in July 2016.
My clients come into counselling or psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, including: depression; emotional problems; relationship difficulties and breakdown; family problems and conflicts; abuse or neglect during childhood; anxiety and/or stress; loss and bereavement; work-related problems; child sexual abuse; Post Traumatic Stress; eating disorders; self esteem; and personality problems.
Not everyone knows what is bothering them, however. It is possible to feel confused and unhappy without being clear why. You might be struggling to make sense of who you are, for example, or perhaps you feel your life lacks meaning.
I usually see my clients in my consulting rooms in Lincoln, or London, but I also offer online appointments (via Skype and Facetime) to those who are unable, for a variety of reasons, to attend face-to-face appointments. It is important to make sure you have a secure internet connection for online sessions.
The first step to entering counselling or psychotherapy is to set up an initial appointment. This will last up to 75 minutes so there is plenty of time to explore the issues that have led you to make the appointment. And, there is no pressure to make up your mind about entering counselling or psychotherapy with me, then and there. I will always suggest that you go away and think about it first.
If you do decide to continue, ongoing appointments usually take place on the same days and at the same times each week; either for an agreed period or on an open-ended basis. These sessions are 50 mins long.
My Lincoln consulting rooms are situated in a private estate (LN1), next to Calholme Golf Club, (A57), by the Fossdyke Canal. They are within easy reach of the A46, the city centre, and upper Lincoln. Free parking is available.
My London consulting rooms are at The Guild of Psychotherapists, in Nelson Square, two minutes walk from Southwark tube station, and ten minutes walk from both Blackfriars, and Waterloo rail stations. I only have no sessions available, currently, in London. From the beginning of December, I will have a session available on Thursdays morning.
Couple counselling is about facilitating an understanding of the conflicts that arise between a couple, and exploring ways to resolve them. Couples sometimes have separate sessions as part of this process. They are usually offered blocks of sessions, with occasional top up sessions after the main period of counselling has finished, if required. They may also be asked to put into practice techniques between sessions.
Groups analysis, reflective practice groups for staff, experiential groups for students, team building for employees, and supervision groups.
Group analysis can be helpful for anyone who has experienced relationship difficulties, in the past or present, or who is feeling socially isolated. It has the added advantage of being a lower-cost option too, which gives more people access to psychotherapy.
Mixed-gender and mixed-age analytic group, with a maximum of 8 members who want to address problems like: depression, anxiety, social isolation and/or relationship difficulties. Members will be asked to make a minimum commitment of a year to this group but it will be possible to stay longer if they wish. Self-referrals and referrals from NHS and private practice colleagues are welcome. Members choose their own fee within a range of £5-£15 per group.
I have facilitated staff reflection groups within the NHS, charities, and the corporate sector. I also facilitate supervision groups for individual and group psychotherapists and counsellors – both training and qualified practitioners. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society International.
Dual-trained to work with groups and individuals, I am a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for both group and individual practitioners.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Philosophy: University of Sheffield,
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: The Guild of Psychotherapists,
Group Analytic Psychotherapy: PG Dip. University of London
The range of my experience includes:
NHS Hospital Staff Counselling Department
NHS Primary Care Counsellor
Psychotherapy programme for vulnerable parents
Primary Care Psychotherapy Group.
Eating disorders, and survivors of child sexual abuse psychotherapy groups.
Reflective practice group for a multidisciplinary psychiatric team in a Mental Health Advice Centre
Staff dynamics at a therapeutic community for men and women with eating disorders
Visiting lecturer on working with survivors of child abuse at a college of nursing
Facilitating reflective practice groups for staff at domestic violence refuges
Young Adults Psychotherapy Group
External examiner for a University Counselling Course
Clinical supervisor for counsellors at South London based counselling service.
Continuous Professional Development
This is a requirement of my accrediting organisations and their professional and ethical codes of practice. This includes the giving of lectures/courses and the attendance of lectures/courses.
RECENT LECTURES/COURSES GIVEN
2016 Psychotherapy as a Transitional Space; the Psychological Impact of Changing Country, Culture, and Language - Guild of Psychotherapists Summer Conference, University of Cambridge.
2015 What's in a Word- Language and the Human Psyche Workshop
CB Counsellor Training, Surrey
2014 Listening to Silence; Speaking without Words - Guild of Psychotherapists Summer Conference, University of Cambridge.
"Telling it as it is" Workshop (for professionals working with those who were sexually abused as children):
2014 at CB Counsellor Training, Surrey and 2013 at Sutton Counselling
2013 Sutton Counselling AGM: Guest Speaker - Organisational Dynamics
RECENT LECTURES/COURSES ATTENDED:
Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis - Tavistock and Portman, NHS, Foundation Trust.
Race and Culture - Guild of Psychotherapists
Enid Balint Lecture - Tavistock Centre for Couples
Institutional Abuse - University of East London, ICAP, IGA
Understanding Couples - Tavistock Centre for Couples
The Foulkes Lecture - GASI, Royal College of Physicians
Group Lives - Tales of Attachment - Institute of Group Analysis
Perspectives on Working with Psychosis - Guild of Psychotherapists
Mentalisation-based Treatment - Maudsley and South London Foundation Trust
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adjustment disorder (or Stress response syndrome)
The psychological impact of change
Identity issues arising from moving from one country to another.
Cross cultural relationships.
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If you have private health insurance, I am a BUPA, AVIVA and AXA PPP recognised psychotherapist, but if you don't have private insurance, or don't wish to make a claim, my fees are as follows:
The initial appointment: (This lasts up to 75 minutes.)
Group members £15.
The ongoing appointments:
Individuals in Lincoln: sliding scale: £25 - £55 . My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale. 50 minute appointments. Face-to-face and online (via Skype/Facetime) available in Lincoln. (First appointment at 7.00 am and last appointment at 9 pm, on certain days in Lincoln).
Individuals in London: sliding scale: £40 - £60. My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale. I have no sessions available in London, currently. From December, I will have a session on Thursday mornings available. Reduced fees are available in London at £30.
Couples: £60 for a 60 minute appointment.
Groups: £5-£15 General analytic group. £15 Compulsive eaters' group. £10 Retirement group. All groups 90 minutes.
Staff reflective groups and team building groups etc: £80 - £100 per hour.
Supervision (daytime only): £40 per 60 min session. I am a UKCP registered supervisor for individual and group practitioners.
I accept payment by cash or cheque for all sessions. Credit card payments (except Amex) are accepted, for ongoing appointments, (i.e. not the initial appointment) where paid monthly in advance. Payment by bank transfer is accepted, for ongoing appointments, paid, weekly, or monthly, in advance. Fees for online sessions, via Face time/Skype, are also paid in advance - weekly, or monthly, is acceptable.
If you would like to make an initial appointment please telephone or email me (please mention whether you wish to have an appointment in Lincoln or London.) If I am not able to pick up the telephone when you call, then leave a message telling me the times when you can be reached, and I will call you back.
If you are interested in coming into psychotherapy or counselling with me, the first step is to arrange an initial appointment
This will enable you to meet me, ask me any questions you have, and discover whether I am someone you feel comfortable working with.
It also gives me the opportunity to explore with you the issues that have led you to make this appointment and to take a brief personal history from you about your experiences and relationships so that together we can see whether psychotherapy or counselling is something that might be of benefit to you.
This initial appointment lasts up to an hour and a quarter.
There is no pressure to make up your mind, then and there. I will suggest that you go away and think about it before deciding to enter psychotherapy or counselling with me.
FREE PARKING PROVIDED IN LINCOLN
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday. Daytime and Eves. First appt. 7 a.m. Last appt. 9 p.m.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a U.K.C.P Registered supervisor for both individual and group practitioners.View supervision profile