Lauren White, UKCP & BACP, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, & Clinical Supervisor
The Guild Of Psychotherapists
47 Nelson Square
01522 538715 / 07913 746337
Welcome to my page. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups, on an open-ended basis, or for an agreed number of sessions.
I am also a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists and counsellors, who work with either groups, or individuals. I have a DBS enhanced certificate, issued in July 2016
My 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 and/or stress; loss and bereavement; work-related problems; child sexual abuse; Post Traumatic Stress; eating disorders; self esteem; and 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 who you are, for example, or perhaps you feel your life lacks meaning.
Dual trained to work with individuals and groups, my two qualifying courses (University of London and the Guild of Psychotherapists) are UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accredited, and I am UKCP and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered. These two organisations are themselves accredited by the Professional Standards Association.
My approach to therapy is informed by both my trainings, by 25 years post-qualifying experience, and increasingly by my interest in affective neuroscience. To me therapy is about both a relationship and a safe place in which to think, feel, reflect, explore, make connections, understand, and facilitate change.
I have a set fee for the initial appointment (which lasts up to 75 mins), and a sliding scale of fees for ongoing pointments. My clients choose their own fee from within that scale. My fee scale starts at £25 in Lincoln and £45 in London. You will find the full details of these scales by scrolling further down this page.
I usually see my clients in my consulting rooms in Lincoln, or London, but I also offer online appointments (via Skype and Facetime) to those who are unable, for a variety of reasons - including time constraints, mobility issues, and location - to attend face-to-face appointments. It is important to make sure you have a secure internet connection for online sessions. My online fees start at £35
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. 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.
My Lincoln consulting rooms are situated in a private estate (LN1), next to the Carholme Golf Club, (A57), by the Fossdyke Canal. They are within easy reach of the A46, the city centre, upper Lincoln, and south Lincoln. Free parking is available.
My London consulting rooms are at The Guild of Psychotherapists, in Nelson Square, two minutes walk from Southwark tube station, and ten minutes walk from both Blackfriars, and Waterloo rail stations. I only have online sessions available in London, currently. My online fee scale starts at £35.
Couple counselling is about facilitating an understanding of the conflicts that arise between a couple, and exploring ways to resolve them. Couples sometimes have separate sessions as part of this process. They are usually offered blocks of sessions, with occasional top up sessions after the main period of counselling has finished, if required. They may also be asked to put into practice techniques between sessions.
Groups analysis, reflective practice groups for staff, experiential groups for students, team building for employees, and supervision 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.
Mixed-gender and mixed-age analytic group, with a maximum of 8 members who want to address problems like: depression, anxiety, social isolation and/or relationship difficulties. Members will be asked to make a minimum commitment of a year to this group but it will be possible to stay longer if they wish. Self-referrals and referrals from NHS and private practice colleagues are welcome. Members choose their own fee within a range of £5-£15 per group.
I have facilitated staff reflection groups within the NHS, charities, and the corporate sector. I also facilitate supervision groups for individual and group psychotherapists and counsellors – both training and qualified practitioners. I am a member of the Group Analytic Society International.
Dual-trained to work with groups and individuals, I am a UKCP registered clinical supervisor for both group and individual psychotherapists, and counsellors. I offer face-to-face supervision to practitioners in and around Lincoln, and online supervision to those in London or further afield. My face-to-face supervision fees start at £30 for students. Online supervision appointments are £35. I have a DBS enhanced certificate, issued in July 2016.
I am a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, The Group Analytic Society (International), and the Neuropsychoanalysis Association.
Training, qualifications & experience
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 Hospital Staff Counselling Department
NHS Primary Care Counsellor
Psychotherapy programme for vulnerable parents
Primary Care Psychotherapy Group.
Eating disorders, and survivors of child sexual abuse psychotherapy groups.
Reflective practice group for a multidisciplinary psychiatric team in 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 a college of nursing
Facilitating reflective practice groups for staff at domestic violence refuges
Young Adults Psychotherapy Group
External examiner for a University Counselling Course
Clinical supervisor for counsellors at South London based counselling service.
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 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):
2014 at CB Counsellor Training, Surrey and 2013 at Sutton Counselling
2013 Sutton Counselling AGM: Guest Speaker - Organisational Dynamics
RECENT LECTURES/COURSES ATTENDED:
Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis - Tavistock and Portman, NHS, Foundation Trust.
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
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
I am also a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association, The Group Analytic Society (International), and the Neuropsychoanalysis Association.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adjustment disorder (or Stress response syndrome)
The psychological impact of change
Identity issues arising from moving from one country to another.
Cross cultural relationships.
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If you have private health insurance, I am a BUPA, AVIVA and AXA PPP recognised psychotherapist, but if you don't have private insurance, or don't wish to make a claim, my fees are as follows:
The initial appointment: (This lasts up to 75 minutes.)
Group members £15.
The ongoing appointments:
Individuals in Lincoln: sliding scale: £25 - £60. My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale. 50 minute appointments. Face-to-face appointments available in Lincoln. (First appointment at 7.00 am and last appointment at 9 pm, on certain days in Lincoln.)
Individuals in London: sliding scale: £45 - £70. My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale. I have online sessions available in London, currently.
Online appointments: £35 - £50.
Couples: £60 - £90 for a 60 minute appointment. My clients choose the fee they wish to pay within that scale.
Groups: £5-£15 General analytic group. £15 Compulsive eaters' group. £10 Retirement group. All groups 90 minutes.
Staff reflective groups and team building groups etc: £80 - £100 per hour.
Supervision (Early morning weekdays or Friday daytime): £45 per hour; £65 for 90 mins; £30 per hour for students, or newly qualified practitioners. I am a UKCP registered supervisor for individual and group practitioners.
Online supervision: £35 per hour.
I accept payment by cash or cheque for all sessions. Payment by bank transfer is accepted, for ongoing appointments, paid, weekly, or monthly, in advance. Fees for online sessions, via Face time/Skype, are also paid in advance - weekly, or monthly, is acceptable.
If you would like to make an initial appointment please telephone, text, or email me (please mention whether you wish to have an appointment in Lincoln or London; 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.
If you are interested in coming into psychotherapy or counselling with me, the first step is to arrange an initial appointment
This will enable you 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.
This initial appointment lasts up to an hour and a quarter.
There is no pressure to make up your mind, then and there. I will suggest that you go away and think about it before deciding to enter psychotherapy or counselling with me.
FREE PARKING PROVIDED IN LINCOLN
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday. Daytime and Eves. First appt. 7 a.m. Last appt. 9 pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a U.K.C.P Registered supervisor for both individual and group practitioners.