My Specialty: Depression, Trauma, Relationship issues, Anxiety, Stress, Body image issues, Mindfulness, Disordered eating, Substance Abuse, Self-neglect & Self-harm, Low Self-esteem, Lack of purpose, Sleeping issues, Lack of motivation, Sexuality, LGBT issues, Identity issues, Spirituality, Body-Mind-Spirit System imbalance, Psychosomatic disorders (see also: http://adadsu.com)
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Central London & South West
Lara Just is an experienced UKCP accredited Psychotherapist, licensed HeartMath® provider and registered Coach with a special interest in mind-body interactions for mental and physical health and wellbeing. She has worked in her private practice since 2008, initially using different complementary health and healing approaches, including coaching, nutritional therapy and Reiki. She works with adults, young adolescents, children and corporate clients.
Utilising HeartMath® integratively within her clinic, Lara offers short or long term psychotherapy for a range of difficulties including depression, bereavement, trauma, anxiety, low self esteem, LGBT issues and relationship difficulties. Lara has developed a flexible way of working, including using hypno-psychotherapy, somato-sensory body work, Gestalt and psychodynamic approaches, mindfulness and NLP in a relational and down-to-earth way.
Lara is 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. She also works as a psychotherapeutic counsellor at the West London Centre for Counselling and have completed several voluntary placements throughout her training. She has been a psychotherapist at various organisations including Roehampton University, Place2Be and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
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 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.
I initially trained as hypno-psychotherapist and now use a combination of integrative and outcome-oriented 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, transactional analysis, Clean Language, NLP, HeartMath®, mindfulness, and other tools. I am a LGBT affirmative psychotherapist.
I trained at the Awaken School of Outcome Oriented Psychotherapies and gained their 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, Reiki, Play therapy and counselling for children.
I became a licensed HeartMath® provider in 2013, and gained a Certificate in Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice™ (AFMCP™) from the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) in 2012.
I 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 & Affiliations:
• United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
• British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
• NHS Leadership Academy Coaching Register
• Counselling Directory
• Refer Self Counselling Psychotherapy (RSCPP)
I abide by the UKCP and BACP Code of Ethics.
Adults, couples, children, elderly people, adolescents, minority groups
English and German
Mobile: 07791 991199