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Lara Myall || NW London Counsellor || Online & In-Person Therapy || MBACP

About me

My style of therapy is integrative and as individual as you; a bespoke exploration and collaboration offering opportunities to process your pain, pleasure and everything in between in a warm, all-embracing space. By blending various psychotherapeutic practices I create a personalised approach and treatment plan to meet your unique needs.

Why therapy, now?
Perhaps life has started to feel tough or you’re keen to address a specific issue. Maybe you’d like to understand more about your behaviours, delve into a past event or find clarity during a career change or personal transition. Whatever your reason, by searching for a therapist you are already moving in a more helpful direction.

What to expect?
Therapy, like life, isn’t always comfortable. In any one session you might feel catharsis or joy, pain or frustration, a sense of numbness and any other emotion or sensation that arises; experiencing and being with a spectrum of emotion and/or lack of it is very much part of the therapeutic process. I understand this might sound unsettling but know that I am there, in those moments, to provide a safe, confidential and judgement-free space where all of your innermost thoughts and feelings will always be welcome.

More about me
I have many years experience as an integrative counsellor and therapist in creative and corporate organisations, Universities (arts) and low-cost counselling settings working with a range of presentations and not exclusive to low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, life transitions, long-term illness, eating disorders, bereavement, personal and professional relationship issues, childhood and adult trauma.

How do I work?
I offer open-ended or short-term (12 sessions minimum) therapy according to you and your presenting concerns. Each session lasts 50 minutes and takes place at the same time and place each week.

I prefer to work in person however I am familiar with busy work/life schedules, and so I offer online sessions via end-to-end encrypted video calls*.

Next steps
Get in touch via email, text or WhatsApp to arrange an initial consultation and assessment (£75); this will last for one hour over Zoom. In this initial session we can start to get to know each other, learn more about what's bringing you to therapy and discuss your therapeutic goals before any commitment is made.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Journalism & Sociology (2:1)

My training comprises an intensive 5-year course at The Minster Centre, one of Europe's leading Integrative training centre.

I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their ethical guidelines.

Additional training:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Death & Bereavement
  • Gender & Sexual Diversity
  • Shame
  • Trauma
  • CBT Skills

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

From £75

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

All sessions are currently online via end-to-end encrypted video calls. Face-to-face, in-person sessions to recommence in 2021.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Lara Myall  || NW London Counsellor || Online & In-Person Therapy || MBACP

Lara Myall || NW London Counsellor || Online & In-Person Therapy || MBACP