I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist working with couples and individuals of all sexualities, who are looking for a confidential, non-judgemental space in which to to explore relationship concerns. I work online and face to face. I am a registered member of the BACP and hold an MA (distinction) from Tavistock Relationships, a long-standing, world-renowned institution specialising in relationship therapy. I continue to see clients there alongside my private practice.
Relationships can be hard. We can find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns; life can throw us real challenges; different life stages bring up issues; and maintaining a long relationship takes work. Some of the issues I work with include:
- repetitive arguments
- festering resentments
- communication problems
- trust issues
- fertility issues
- starting a family
- adult children leaving home
- getting older
- low sexual desire
- repeating partner choice
- difficulties sustaining relationships
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist. Psychodynamic psychotherapy rests on the understanding that early experiences affect thoughts, ideas and patterns that we carry with us through life. Sometimes these can become problematic. Understanding where they come from can be incredibly freeing.
Thinking psychodynamically, I look at the whole person - your history, your current circumstances, your beliefs, hopes, ideas - because all aspects of your story are important.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Distinction) Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Tavistock Relationships & University of East London (UEL)
PG Dip Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (TR & UEL)
Parenting under Pressure, a mentalization based approach to working with couples training (TR)
MA Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge
Registered Member of BACP (MBACP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial consultation of 50 minutes during which we speak about your situation, in order to see if I would be the right person to help you. Talking about feelings and worries can feel difficult so it is important that you find someone you feel comfortable with.
Following the initial consultation, I offer weekly 50-minute sessions at the same time each week. My fees reflect my specialist training and experience. Consultations and regular sessions are charged at the same rate.
If you would like more information, or to book a consultation, please telephone or email me, or contact me via my website www.laetitiaclapton.com.
I offer online therapy using Zoom. I also see clients in person at my consulting room in Central London, W1K.