Lauren White, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, & Clinical Supervisor. UKCP Reg.
01522 538715 Lincoln / 07884 338870 London
Welcome to my page. I offer psychotherapy and counselling to individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions.
My clients come into counselling or psychotherapy for a variety of reasons - including anxiety, depression, abuse/ neglect, trauma, relationship breakdowns, bereavement and work-related problems. Not everyone knows what is troubling them, however. Some of my clients enter psychotherapy or counselling because they feel unhappy or confused, without being clear why.
The first step 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 day and at the same time each week; either for an agreed period or on an open-ended basis. These sessions are 50 mins long.
My Lincoln consulting rooms are in the West End of Lincoln, within easy reach of the city centre (walking distance), upper Lincoln, the A57 and the A46. Free parking is available.
My London consulting room is in Southwark, two minutes walk from Southwark tube station and ten minutes walk from both Blackfriars and Waterloo rail stations.
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.
I am starting a new psychotherapy group in Lincoln in the Autumn. The group will meet weekly (at 8.30 pm on Thursday evenings) for an hour and a half. It will be a mixed gender and mixed age group, with a maximum of 8 members. Members will be asked to make a minimum commitment of a year to the group. Members choose their own fee within a range of £5-£20 per group. Self-referrals and referrals from colleagues are welcome from July.
I have facilitated staff reflection groups within the NHS, charities, and the corporate sector. I also facilitate supervision groups for individual and group therapists 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 also 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
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:
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.
The first appointment: (This lasts up to 75 minutes.)
Group members £15.
The ongoing appointments:
Lincoln Individual: £40 for a 50 minute appointment.(First appointment at 7.00 am and last appointment at 9 pm, on certain days. Some reduced fee appointments at £30)
London Individual: £50 for a 50 minute appointment.
Couples: £60 for a 60 minute appointment.
Groups: £5, £10, £15, or £20 for 90 minutes.
Staff reflective groups and team building groups etc: £100 per hour.
Supervision (daytime only): £40 per 60 min session; £55 per 90 min session, or £20 per person for a supervision group lasting two hours. Groups have up to 4 members and meet monthly or fortnightly. I am a UKCP registered supervisor for individual and group practitioners.
I accept cash and cheque payments for all sessions and also credit card payments (except Amex) for ongoing appointments only, if paid monthly in advance.
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 Southwark.) 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 UKCP Registered supervisor for both individual and group practitioners.View supervision profile