Dr Laura Fontaine: BSc, MSc App Psy; MSc in Coun Psy; Diploma in Psychotherapy, CPsychol, DPsych, MBPsS (Acred), MBABCP. HCPC.
Laura Fontaine is a fully qualified, experienced, self-motivated and creative Integrative Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC); British Psychological Society (BPS) and with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Laura Fontaine has considerable experience working both in the NHS and voluntary sector acquired over a period of 14 years. She provides individual clinical supervision to trainee and qualified clinical/counselling psychologists, trainee well-being practitioners, CBT psychotherapists, counsellors and generic mental health professionals. Her experience includes providing clinical therapy to both individuals and couples, those with mental ill-health diagnoses, and common mental health problems and enabling vocational and holistic achievement amongst emotional turmoil; using the practice of CBT alone, and a synthesis of CBT with Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Existentialist concepts for diverse adult client groups. She has the ability to promote recovery and inspire those towards holistic wellness, resulting in making positive changes in people’s lives. She is able to achieve this by creating a safe and friendly atmosphere that encourages an optimistic transformation in you.
She is also on the Mental Health Steering group for East London NHS Trust and a Board Director for Hands Inc-Alternative Therapies Trust. Her clinical work has taken her both nationally and internationally, where she has taken part in developing a trauma unit for a mental health hospital in Uganda and has spoken on improving clinical interventions at Government establishments in the UK.
Laura Fontaine has presented at health care professional conferences, with topics including:’ identity and mental distress; improving psychological & vocational interventions for BME’ clients and facilitated various mental health workshops at City Hall. She has written on and evaluated mental health services and service user feedback for East London NHS trust’s, Akaba Project and received an ‘innovative young people’s mental health’ award in 2008 & 2010, for reaching high clinical/vocational standards for hard-to-reach young people.
She has also contributed within the clinical research field by completing a verified and accredited academic thesis on “identity and psychological distress”; which is pending journal publication.