Laura Requena BSc Psych, MSc CPsych

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10 Years of Experience

My Credentials

I am a experienced Psychologist in psychotherapy working integratively, drawing from psychodynamic, CBT approaches and trauma focused therapy such as Progressive Counting and EMDR therapy. I have a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry, with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology from University of Chester, UK.

My areas of specialty include working with Psychological Trauma and Suicide Prevention, working with Grief, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and other psychological problems. Other skills include Managing Groups, Tutoring, Report Writing and social media both in English and Spanish.

I am a mental health professional with three Master Degrees focused in Clinical Psychology from University of Deusto (Bilbao, Basque Country) and Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain). I am chartered with the EMDR association and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council of Spain, Colegio Oficial de Psicologos.

During the past 10 years, I have worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy in the Basque Country. My main duties have been interviewing clients in order to understand their requirements and needs, identifying psychological, emotional or behavioural issues; assessing the attitude, behaviour and abilities of a client using psychological testing, diagnosing psychological, emotional or behavioural disorders; designing behaviour modification programs and implementing therapy or treatment for individual clients in different organisations, including Adult Mental Health Services in a Psych-oncology unit in a Public Mental Health Hospital for two years, and also working with Adults, Children and Teenagers in a private practice for 5 years. I worked at a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for a year doing group, family and individual therapy.

I have also worked for the Spanish Red Cross as a psychology teacher in Emergency and Psychological First Aid for two years, and I recently opened my own Psychology Practice in the Basque Country, where I offer treatment to a wide range of psychological problems such as suicidal thoughts and post-traumatic stress disorder in both languages Spanish and English, online and face-to-face sessions.

My Approach

As a Specialist in Health Psychology, Suicidal Behaviour and Trauma, my main objective is to help and work for and with people with different psychological problems and psychopathology that need solutions to the adversities of life in which they are blocked, with difficulties and need a specific treatment according to their needs with the use of various tools and techniques that work in consultation with children, adolescents and adults. My aim is to provide a confidential setting for you to explore your issues in a safe place and find different ways and solutions to your problems.

I help my patients to listen to themselves by exploring the conflict and sources of tension they encounter trying to navigate between their internal experience and the outside world. Together, we will work to identify, confront, and better understand those parts of you that are both conscious and unconscious, so you may gain more agency authoring your life.

My goal in treatment is to provide you with the space, time, comfort, affordability, and safety to begin to have this conversation with yourself so you may enact lasting change in your life, using different strategies and techniques that you will be able to apply in your everyday life, so next time you face adversity and difficulties, you will be able to do it on your own and in a more efficient way.

About Me

Outside of work, I am a mother so I spend a lot of time with my two-year old little boy and I am also a big fan of rock climbing which I try to practice it as much as possible with my family and Friends.

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Accrediting Body

Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos (Spain)

Languages

English
Spanish

Types of Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Attachment Based Therapy
Child Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Counselling
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
EMDR
Family Therapy
Group Therapy
Integrative Therapy
Humanistic Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Online Therapy
Person-Centred Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Schema Therapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Teen Therapy

Therapy Issues

Addiction(s)
Anger
Anorexia
Anxiety
Behavioural Problems (Children)
Bereavement
Binge Drinking
Bipolar Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Bulimia
Bullying
Chronic Pain
Culture Shock
Depression
Eating Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Health Anxiety
Homesickness
Identity Problems
Low Self-Confidence
Low Self-Esteem
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Panic Disorder
Perfectionism
Personality Disorders
Physical Health Issues
Phobia
Relationship Problems
Self-Harm
Separation Anxiety
Sexual Problems
Sleep Disorders
Social Anxiety
Stress
Trauma (PTSD)
Work-Related Stress

Client Types

Adult (18 or over)
Couple (both 18 or over)
Family (at least 1 child under 18)
Group (all 18 or over)
Older Adult (65 or over)
Older Child (5-12)
Teenager (13-17)
Young Child (0-4)

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Office Nº1, Fundadora Siervas de Jesús, 29, 01001, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, SPAIN