Psychotherapist, PGDip, MBACP, BPC &UKCP
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I offer a containing and confidential space to consider what has brought you here. We can have a brief informal phone call and then an initial exploratory session(s). Moving forward, we would agree on a day and a time and this would become our regular session each week.
This will give us time and space to explore what is going on for you in the here and the now, as well as reflecting on the circumstances that have contributed to this current space that you are in. I work in an empathic and collaborative way to help us both understand your ever evolving self.
My experience of working with a wide range of people of all ages and many different backgrounds with differing concerns, reminds me daily that each us has a need to be heard and to be supported in different ways at different times. I have worked in the busy and diversely populated WPF clinic in London Bridge, as well as working extensively in the field of addiction. This has given me many years of working with adults both in long term work and in some cases for time- limited work, allowing me to think carefully about what your individual needs may be.
I have also worked with adolescents in secondary schools in Central London, and am currently developing this work with further adolescent training.
I work with a diverse range of people, and strive to be part of a system that becomes increasingly more inclusive and accessible.
I am a member of BACP UKCP and BPC and abide their code of ethics. I continue my professional development regularly attending workshops and seminars.
If you feel you would like a no obligation phone call, I will aim to reply within 24 hours and we can set up a meeting.
You may also find out more about how I work on my website - laurasolomons.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation year WPF Therapy London
-Postgraduate clinical and academic psychotherapy training - WPF Therapy London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice - University of Roehampton.
- Foundation in Group Analysis - IGA London
- Several years spent counselling in a variety of settings including secondary schools, and in the field of addiction.
Previous career in creative arts and within the education system.
MA Fine Art
Current training- Adolescent course at Society of Analytic Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Accredited Register Scheme
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