Dr Lara Lopes de Jesus (CPsychol) Chartered Psychologist Counselling in Chelmsford, Essex

About Me- Counselling Psychologist in Chelmsford

Qualifications and Professional registration

I have a BSc in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I am an accredited member of the BPS (British Psychological Society) and as such abide by their strict ethical framework for good practice, I receive regular clinical supervision for my work and I have a professional indemnity insurance to practice.
In addition, I am also a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Areas of Specialism

· Anger
· Anxiety
· Bullying
· Depression
· Divorce and separation
· Family issues
· Feeling overwhelmed, not coping
· Feeling stuck or trapped
· Grief and loss
· Irrational thoughts and fears
· Life transitions, difficult choices
· Low-confidence
· Low self-esteem
· Love and relationships
· Rape and sexual assault
· Repeating unhelpful behaviour patterns

Experience and Therapeutic Approach

As a practitioner, I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS and charity organisations. I work mainly within a psychodynamic framework and I am particularly interested in contemporary psychoanalytic theory and models of practice, specifically mentalization-based therapy, and their application to attachment disorders. Despite my primary interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I am committed to the pluralistic ethos of Counselling Psychology and I make use of various models of therapy in my practice that I have been exposed to throughout my training and clinical experience.

I work integratively which means I draw from different theoretical approaches. I believe that psychological problems are seldom caused by just one source or situation, and that therefore a variety of strategies may be useful for achieving the desired outcome. I work collaboratively with my clients and I believe the quality of the working relationship is the most important component of counselling. I also believe that counselling is undertaken with a view to you leading a better life.

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