My Psychotherapy Career: Becoming a trauma-informed psychotherapist

Evolving as a psychotherapist may mean changing how you practice and finding where your passion lies.

In this episode, Helen Willingham, head of content and engagement, talks to UKCP psychotherapist Lou Lebentz about her journey to specialising in trauma and working in private practice.

‘When you’ve worked in an organisation and had a salary as a therapist for a while, going out and branching out on your own [in private practice], you don’t know whether you’re going to be full, you don’t know whether you’re going to get referrals. So, I think in the first couple of years it’s a bit scary.’

She reflects on what drew her to trauma work and the later desire to pursue public speaking, writing, programme creation and training in psychotherapy.

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Lou Lebentz transcript

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