Laura West

Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS

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0113 519 4553

Laura West

Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Leeds LS6
0113 519 4553
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About

Psychologist with a special interest in providing therapeutic services to the Caribbean community at home and in the diaspora. My areas of interest include but are not limited to: generational trauma, child-rearing practices, mental health stigma, the use of recreational drugs, identity & self, colourism, racism, racist micro-aggressions & negative stereotyping, black male mental health, trauma, the family dynamic, dating & marriage, sex & sexuality, sex issues, sexual health, shame, religion & culture. I identify as biracial and I am LGBTQIA friendly.
I grew up in a Caribbean household & spent time living in the Caribbean & in the UK. Before completing a master's degree in psychology, my academic background focused on Caribbean history which I studied in secondary school up until university level (BA Hons). I enjoy exploring the link between colonial history & present-day behaviours & thought processing.
My personal & educational background has given me much insight into Caribbean culture & the issues that we face as a community. The stigma surrounding therapeutic services can prevent service users from accessing care, however, I am passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health care & believe a friendly, down-to-earth approach is essential.

Qualifications

  • Membership: British Psychological Society / Graduate Member
  • Training: Psychology / 2021
Thesis: breastfeeding behaviours in Kittitian women (grade: distinction)

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: London Metropolitan University / Caribbean History / 2013
  • Membership: British Psychological Society / Graduate Member

Location

Leeds LS6
0113 519 4553
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Specialties
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Sex Therapy
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black British and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

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Last Modified: 5 Aug 2022
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Laura West

Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS