Laura Gibbons

London, W1W 7AF
07827 462609 07827 462609 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a couple and individual therapist with over 15 years' experience, registered and accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP Accred.) I currently work in private practice in Central London although I also offer sessions online in line with current Covid restrictions. I trained with both Relate and Tavistock Relationships (formerly the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) and am a Graduate Member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology.

I offer supervision online and have worked as a lecturer and tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple Counselling at Tavistock Relationships.

Healthy couple relationships have a positive impact on many areas of our lives. Yet pressures of work and lifestyle choices, health issues, unexpected crises, redundancy and retirement, the impact of children or infertility, ageing, bereavement and depression, caring for relatives and financial strains as well as our own personal relationship histories, all affect our ability to keep channels of communication with those closest to us open. Therapy offers a space for individuals and couples to explore and reflect on patterns of behaviour which may at times feel stuck, causing frustration, disappointment and unhappiness. In a confidential and non-judgemental environment, I work with my clients to develop and sustain the ability to understand our behaviours, to think about how old patterns affect us and others close to us, and to open up opportunities for better communication and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BSc and MA,  European Politics

PGDip in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2011 (Advanced)

Relate Graduate Certificate, Foundation in Couple Counselling, 2007

Accredited member of the British Association of Couple Therapists mBACP (accred) and Full member of the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and the Forum for Psychodynamic Couple Therapists (FPCT)

15 years experience working with couples and individuals at Relate, Tavistock Relationships and in private practice. Visiting lecturer and tutor on the TR Postgrad Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

19 Nassau Street
London
W1W 7AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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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

I usually work in private practice in Nassau Street on Mondays and Tuesdays. However I am currently working online although hoping to return to face to face sessions soon.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Supervision

I offer supervision to couple and individual therapists - currently online via Zoom software in response to UK lockdown restrictions.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Laura Gibbons

Laura Gibbons