Lara Charles

Lara Charles

Lara Charles

Integrative Psychotherapist

Approach and background

At times you may feel overwhelmed by conflicting emotions and thoughts about many areas in your life or perhaps you are struggling with a particular issue. Whatever concerns you, I empower and support you through compassionate and attentive listening to identify and meet your needs. I am experienced at supporting people on a variety of issues including relationship difficulties, family dynamics, work stress, anxiety, and depression. Recently, I have supported many clients with issues around identity stemming from multi/dual heritage backgrounds.

Using an integrative approach which combines psychodynamic and humanistic models, and employs techniques from Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and object-relations theories, I am able to provide a positive space for you to explore issues in confidence. I believe in the overriding power of you, the client to resolve issues and flourish through empathic and authentic support from me, your therapist.

Training, qualifications, and experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor which I combine with skills and knowledge acquired from many years working internationally where I was involved in resolving issues that impact the human condition including social, political & economic justice.

I am from a mixed heritage background and grew up in central London. I previously worked in international conflict/human rights and urban development in Indian and Mexico before returning to London and working as a Research Fellow in the War Studies Department at King’s College London.

I have a strong interest in conflict resolution as well as experience with groups and individuals suffering from deprivation, conflict and trauma. I have experience working in bereavement and loss, relationships, and sexuality. I am experienced working with both adults and children.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical code. I am a member of BAATN, the Black, African & Asian Therapy Network. As part of CPD, I trained in trauma work and bereavement.

I look forward to hearing from you and exploring what is most important for you.

Main qualifications

–          Diploma in Integrative Counselling @ Lambeth College 2021

–          MA International Relations @ Sussex University 1995

–          BA Geography @ Leeds University 1993

Availability, fees, and contact details

I offer all my slots in-person or online

I offer weekly appointments.

I offer a variety of online and face to face appointments during the hours of 8am till 5pm. Please contact me for current availability.

Sessions are £60 per fifty minutes.

You can contact me by emailing laracharlescounselling@gmail.com or on 07857 825 737. For more information about me and my practice you can go to my website at www.laracharlecounselling.com