Lara Just Integrative psychotherapist ,


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I am an accredited psychotherapist in Kings Cross and Clapham. My main areas of work are trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, trauma, abuse, self-esteem, LGBT issues, bereavement and loss. My integrative way of working includes Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, outcome-oriented psychotherapy, NLP/CBT, hypnotherapy & HeartMath, mindfulness, body-mind therapy. Individuals and couples. 

I am the founder of ADADSU (www.adadsu.com), a London-based company that provides psychotherapy and coaching, complementary health services and educational information in an integrative way to more sustainably improve mind-body-spirit health and wellbeing. 

We have recently set up an Equine Assisted Somatic Intelligence (EASI) Programme series (www.easi-programme.com), which offers packages or single sessions for individuals, couples and groups or corporate teams with the help of horses.

I have been in private practice since 2008, initially using different complementary health and healing approaches, working with individuals and couples of all ages on short and long-term contracts.  

 

My Philosophy

My philosophy is to honour and respect the uniqueness and individual needs of each human being. I value the interconnectedness on all levels, which include physical, emotional, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of life. Providing the best possible personalised solutions for my clients is an important aspect to help improve mind-body-spirit health and wellbeing. Values close to my heart are to commit to and encourage contribution, compassion, cooperation, creativity, and change.

 

My Approach

I have developed a flexible way of working in a relational, integrative and down-to-earth way. In my practice I include a variety of approaches ranging from hypno-psychotherapy, somato-sensory body work, Gestalt, psychodynamic approaches, body psychotherapy, mindfulness, NLP/MBCBT/CBT and equine-facilitated psychotherapy.

My approach is not narrowly focused on one single therapeutic model, but draws on a variety of psychotherapeutic and complementary health approaches in an integrative and personalised way. I recognise that each person is unique and can benefit from different things at different times in their lives. A flexible and integrative approach encourages individuals to safely, and at their own pace, find more balance within the mind-body-spirit system.

 

Locations

Main practice location is in Central London, King's Cross, and Clapham Junction/ Battersea in easy reach by public transport (www.adadsu.com/contact). Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is offered mainly in North London, but other locations in the UK are available around Gloucestershire and Berkshire (www.adadsu.com/equine-therapy/)

 

Training and qualifications

I am an accredited psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a qualified equine-assisted psychotherapy practitioner with LEAP. 

 

Previous Positions

Previously, I have worked at various positions and placements as psychotherapist including the West London Centre for Counselling for various age groups, Roehampton University with adolescents and young adults, for Place2Be with primary school children and for the Wandsworth Early Intervention in Psychosis service at South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust with young adults.

 

Training & Qualifications

I have initially trained as integrative, relational outcome-oriented psychotherapist, including hypno-psychotherapy and neuro-linguistic approaches. I include different therapeutic tools and interventions, focusing on relational, person-centred & solution-focused aspects. Therapeutic programmes are generally time-limited staying predominantly in the here and now and the preferred future. Where appropriate, I utilise aspects of my varied training and interests in an integrative way which includes Gestalt, psychodynamic, hypnopsychotherapy, somato-sensory work / body psychotherapy, transactional analysis, Clean Language, NLP, HeartMath®, mindfulness, CBT, equine-assisted psychotherapy and other tools. I am a LGBT affirmative psychotherapist.

In 2015/2016, I added equine-assisted psychotherapy training with LEAP and EAGALA which I find most fascinating in its ability to provide a very different working environment and approach. This can be particularly effective when working with deep trauma and abuse, PTSD, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, family and relationship issues, Autism for adults or young people. It is also very useful for couples and groups staying predominantly in the here-and-now and preferred future. 

My initial psychotherapy training and degree was a Postgraduate Diploma in Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies. However, learning never stops and I immensely enjoy keeping up with the latest research and developments in the profession, and like to enhance my professional development on a continuous basis. Over the years I have added a number of different psychotherapeutic and healing modalities to my core training, including Family Constellations work, Self-Relations therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Generative Trance and Coaching, NLP Master Coach, Reiki, Play therapy and counselling for children. 

In 2013, I became a licensed HeartMath® provider, and I gained a Certificate in Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ (AFMCP™) from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in 2012. I also have a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Nutritional Therapy from Middlesex University and a Diploma in Economics from Heidelberg University, Germany.

 

Professional Memberships & Registrations: 

- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

- UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

- Licensed HeartMath Provider Register

- LEAP Registered Practitioner

 

Fees

Room-based Therapy (Central London)

Fees for individual psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and coaching are £75 for a 50 minute session.

Couples sessions are charged at £110 per session.

However, if you feel this is difficult for you to afford, please do still speak to us so we can find the right solution for you. Some concessions may also be offered for students, very low earners, unemployed individuals or those receiving social support with provided evidence. Please talk to us about this so we can find a way to make it work for you. 

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (North London areas)

£125-145 (depending on session time, single sessions or part of a package programme)

(see more at www.adadsu.com/equine-therapy/

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