I am a UK trained psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience in the field, the last 11 in Dubai.
I initially trained as an Existential Phenomenological Psychotherapist and the ideas of responsibility, choice and what it means to be human still form the backbone of my practice. I see teenagers, adults and couples, working both in French and English.
My work has been strongly influenced by the practice of Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism. I integrate Mindfulness into my therapy work, either as a tool or a stand-alone practice for self-development.
As a psychotherapist, I focus on the whole person and their context. I see my work as fostering resilience and change. I tend to move away from labels and diagnosis, my aim being to help clients gain insights into their difficulties or distress, to enable them to become more resilient and accepting, and to accompany them in their journey of self-discovery and change.
This is done through exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and relevant events in a structured, non-judgmental and safe way. It also entails making explicit what has previously been left unspoken. My therapy work focuses both on the past – upbringing, family patterns and dynamics, traumatic events – and on the present – the management of symptoms, and the implementation of changes.
Outside of work, I enjoy wind and wing foiling, delicious food and meaningful connections.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with me.
Laurence has been supervised by Dr. Grania Clarke, a consultant clinical and counselling psychologist, a systemic psychotherapist and a registered supervisor.
She is an associate professor in Clinical Psychology, a senior clinical supervisor in Systemic Psychotherapy at University College Dublin and is responsible for the fourth year of the Systemic Psychotherapy Training at the Clanwilliam Institute Dublin.
She has extensive experience working clinically with adults, children and adolescents as well as people with disabilities in both the UK and Irish health services and currently works with individuals, couples, families and groups in independent practice in Dublin. She also offers professional supervision to a wide range of clinical and counselling psychologists and psychotherapists and conducts training on a variety of professional courses in the area.