Lauren White

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UKCP & BACP Psychotherapist, UKCP &UPCA Clinical Supervisor
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Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8JH
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About me

Welcome to my page. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions.

I am UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) certified and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered. Dual trained, I am accredited by the Guild of Psychotherapists to work with individuals, and by the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association to work with groups. I am a member of the Neuropsychoanalysis Association, the Group Analysis Society International, and the College of Psychoanalysts. I have a DBS Enhanced Certificate, issued in July 2023, and I am a UKCP and UPCA certified clinical supervisor for individual and group practitioners.

I offer a sliding scale of fees from £50 to £70. (My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale).

My individual clients come into counselling or psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, including:

  • depression
  • emotional problems
  • relationship difficulties and breakdown
  • family problems and conflicts
  • abuse or neglect during childhood
  • anxiety
  • stress
  • loss and bereavement
  • work-related problems
  • child sexual abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • eating disorders
  • self esteem
  • personality problems.

Not everyone knows what is bothering them, however. It is possible to feel confused and unhappy without being clear why. You might be struggling to make sense of an experience, or who you feel you are, or perhaps you feel your life lacks meaning.

Where are the sessions held?
I have consulting rooms in Lincoln, but I also offer online appointments (via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, and Teams) to those who are unable, for a variety of reasons - including time constraints, mobility issues, location, and Corona Virus - to attend face-to-face appointments. It is important to make sure you have a secure internet connection for online sessions.

My Lincoln Consulting Rooms are situated off the High Street in LN5, close to South Park, with access to the A15, the Newark Road, and city centre. They are also within easy reach of the Tritton Road, and the A46. Unrestricted parking is available.

What are the next steps?
The first step to entering counselling or psychotherapy is to set up an initial appointment. This will last up to 75 minutes so there is plenty of time to explore the issues that have led you to make the appointment. And, there is no pressure to make up your mind about entering counselling or psychotherapy with me, then and there. I will always suggest that you take time to think about it, first.

If you wish to talk to me before arranging an appointment, please telephone me. (if I am not immediately available I will return your call as soon as possible). Initial appointments can also be arranged by email here. Please mention whether you are seeking a daytime or evening appointment.

Ongoing appointments usually take place on the same days and at the same times each week; either for an agreed period or on an open-ended basis. These sessions are 50 mins long.

What happens in the initial session?
This is where you are able to meet me, ask me any questions you have, and discover whether I am someone you feel comfortable working with.

It also gives me the opportunity to explore with you the issues that have led you to make this appointment and to take a brief personal history from you about your experiences and relationships so that together we can see whether psychotherapy or counselling is something that might be of benefit to you.

I welcome you to give me a call on: 07913 746337, or 01522538715, or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years post-qualifying experience working in the NHS, for a variety of counselling and psychotherapy organisations, and in private practice. Dual trained to work with individuals and groups, my qualifying courses are UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited trainings.

Both trainings required me to undergo psychotherapy myself. Twice a week psychotherapy for a minimum of 18 months before being eligible to train is required by the Guild of Psychotherapists, followed by twice a week psychotherapy during the entirety of the four year training course. My group training required me to be in once a week group psychotherapy throughout the three year training. This experience of extensive psychotherapy is the hallmark of the best trainings. It means that practitioners can work through potential issues of their own so that they are then able to work with their clients from a position of emotional and psychological wellbeing.


My Qualifications:

BA Hons Philosophy: University of Sheffield,

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: The Guild of Psychotherapists,

Group Analytic Psychotherapy: PG Dip. University of London

The range of my experience includes:

NHS University Hospital, Lewisham, Staff Counselling Department,

NHS Primary Care Counsellor

Clinical Director, South London Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Group Analysis Centre.

Adult Psychotherapist for social services funded programme for vulnerable mothers.

Primary Care funded Group Analysis for GP referrals from three London Boroughs.

Eating disorders, survivors of child sexual abuse, and general analytic groups for Women’s Therapy Centre, London.

Reflective practice for a multidisciplinary psychiatric team at a Mental Health Advice Centre

Staff dynamics at a therapeutic community for men and women with eating disorders

Visiting lecturer on working with survivors of child abuse at Romford College of Nursing.

Reflective practice for staff at Hestia domestic violence refuges

Young Adults Psychotherapy Groups, Wimbledon Guild for Social Care.

External examiner for Goldsmiths, University of London counselling training.

Clinical supervisor for counsellors at Wimbledon Guild for Social Care, counselling service.

NHS Grove Park Hospital, reflective practice for occupational therapists.


Continuous Professional Development

This is a requirement of my accrediting organisations and their professional and ethical codes of practice. This includes the giving of lectures/courses and the attendance of lectures/courses.

RECENT LECTURES/COURSES ATTENDED:

2023

Epistemic Injustices: Effects of Prejudice and Marginalization. The Guild of Psychotherapists.

The Guild of Psychotherapists’ Annual Lecture. Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Misogyny: From Dora to Decreation. Michaela Chamberlain.

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Forgiveness: Unforgiven and Unforgiving. Ron Britain, and David Tuckett. Melanie Klein Trust.

Decolonising Psychotherapy: The psychological effects of racism. Guild of Psychotherapists.

Why Play Matters in Depression, Addiction, and Sleep Disorders. Daniela Flores Mosri. Neuropsychoanalysis Association and Psychoanalysis Institute of Northern California.

Mothers in Mind: The Dynamics of Child Maltreatment. BB Zeitlyn Trust

2022

Psychoanalysis at the Margins - The Guild of Psychotherapists 

Infant Brain Development: The Impact of Early Toxic Stress on Brain Architecture and Long Term Development - International Neuropsychoanalysis Society.

2021

Still Face and Mirror Neurons: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy - ISC International, three day conference.

The Return of the Scapegoat: COVID Syndemic in the Unconscious Life of Groups - Video of Earl Hopper, at the Italian Group Analysis Association Conference

Siblings, Special Interest Group, Group Analytic Society, monthly.

Social Dreaming, Special Interest Group, Group Analytic Society, monthly.

2020

Psychoanalysis in Adverse Conditions - College of Psychoanalysts.

Childhood and Parenting - Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Jung - Lacan Dialogues: Time in Analysis. The British Psychotherapy Foundation.

The Emotional Foundations of Personality and its’ Disorders. Dr Ken Davis. Neuropsychoanalysis Association.

Civilisation and the Discontented - Christopher Bollas Webinar.

The Online Medium; Technology in the Therapeutic Frame; Reflections from Online Practice: How to make the transition to working online and how to develop good practice - Tavistock Relations.

2019                                                                                                                          
The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment, and Mentalizing: research to clinical practice - UCL

2017
Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis - Tavistock and Portman, NHS, Foundation Trust.

2016
Race and Culture - Guild of Psychotherapists
Enid Balint Lecture - Tavistock Centre for Couples
Institutional Abuse - University of East London, ICAP, IGA
Understanding Couples - Tavistock Centre for Couples
The Foulkes Lecture - GASI, Royal College of Physicians

2015+
Group Lives - Tales of Attachment - Institute of Group Analysis
Perspectives on Working with Psychosis - Guild of Psychotherapists
Mentalisation-based Treatment - Maudsley and South London Foundation Trust

LECTURES/COURSES GIVEN

2016 Psychotherapy as a Transitional Space; the Psychological Impact of Changing Country, Culture, and Language - Guild of Psychotherapists Summer Conference, University of Cambridge.

2015 What's in a Word- Language and the Human Psyche Workshop
CB Counsellor Training, Surrey

2014 Listening to Silence; Speaking without Words - Guild of Psychotherapists Summer Conference, University of Cambridge.

"Telling it as it is" Workshop (for professionals working with those who were sexually abused as children): CB Counsellor Training, Surrey and Sutton Counselling

2013 Sutton Counselling AGM: Guest Speaker - Organisational Dynamics

I am also a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, The Group Analytic Society (International), and the Neuropsychoanalysis Association.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP
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.

BACP
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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Social isolation
  • Adjustment disorder (or stress response syndrome)
  • The psychological impact of change
  • Identity issues arising from moving from one country to another.
  • Cross cultural relationships.
  • Work related problems 

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

The initial appointment: (This lasts up to 75 minutes.)

Individuals £50

The ongoing appointments:

Individuals: £50-£70 sliding scale. My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale. 50 minute . 

Supervision : £50 per 50 mins. I am a UKCP and UPCA registered supervisor, for psychodynamic or psychoanalytic practitioners and group analytic practitioners.


I accept payment by bank transfer paid, weekly, or monthly, in advance. Cash or cheque on the day of the appointment is also accepted.


If you would like to make an initial appointment please telephone, text or email me (please mention whether you are looking for a daytime or evening appointment; and whether there are any days/ times you cannot manage.) If I am not able to pick up the telephone when you call, then leave a message telling me the times when you can be reached, and I will always call you back as soon as I can.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday to Thursday. First appointment 8 am, last 8 pm.

Further information

Groups
Group analysis can be helpful in exploring relationship difficulties, in the past or present. It has the added advantage of being a lower-cost option too. Members will be asked to make a minimum commitment of a year.Self-referrals and referrals from NHS and private practice colleagues are welcome.

I facilitate staff reflection groups - in the NHS, charities, and corporate sector - and supervision groups for individual and group psychotherapists and counsellors – both training and qualified practitioners. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society International.

Clinical Supervision
I am a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists and counsellors, who work with either groups, or individuals.

I offer face-to-face supervision to practitioners in and around Lincoln, and online supervision to those in London or further afield.

I am a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, The Group Analytic Society (International), and the Neuropsychoanalysis Association.

Lincoln Counselling And Psychotherapy Practice, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 8JH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person
Online

UKCP Registered Supervisor for both Individual and Group Psychotherapists.

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