Get to know us - Dr Lara Lopes de Jesus
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I completed my training at the University of Roehampton and have over 12 years experience working with a wide range of issues. I have worked across different settings such as NHS primary and secondary care, third sector organisations and in private practice supporting adults and couples.
I am an integrative practitioner which means I draw from different theoretical approaches. 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 make use of various models of therapy in my practice that I have been exposed to throughout my training and clinical experience, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Solution Focused, and Systemic.
I believe 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 see the quality of the working relationship as the most important component of psychological therapy.
I have experience working and offering help with a wide range of psychological difficulties including the following:
- Depression and mood issues
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Physical Health Problems
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couples Therapy
- Work Stress
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Low Confidence/Esteem
- Assertiveness Issues
- Systemic Therapy
Insurances I work with: AXA Health, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.