Lauren Topper

London, HA8
Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and Chartered through the BPS. I work with children, adolescents and adults, in addition to providing support to parents. I support clients with different anxiety disorders (e.g. panic, OCD, generalised anxiety), depression, and relationship difficulties, as well as supporting parents of children who are struggling with their emotional well-being or in reaching their developmental milestones.

I work using an integrative model based on systemic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy, and drawing on psychodynamic thinking and attachment theory. I have specialist training in attachment focused therapy (Theraplay Level 1 and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) levels 1 and 2). I have over 11 years experience in conducting educational assessments to assess for specific learning difficulties.

Given the current situation, I am currently offering online or telephone support, including utilising CBT methods for adults and some children (we will assess whether this is appropriate in a telephone assessment session), in addition to therapeutic parenting to support parents to support their children.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. Prior to completing my clinical training, I worked within research (MSc and PhD) on clinical CBT trials at the Institute of Psychiatry. Since completing my clinical doctorate (DClinPsy) I have specialised in working with young people and young adults based in a number of specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) services and as a clinical supervisor for a local charity working to support girls and young women.

Qualitifications: BSc, MSc, PhD, DClinPsy, CPsychol

Specialist Training: Theraplay (level 1), DDP (levels 1 and 2)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Educational assessments for specific learning difficulties. I work in liaison with schools where necessary to support provision for special consideration in exams.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative

Fees

Please contact me directly regarding fees.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families
Lauren Topper

Lauren Topper