Mr Laurent Cadet de Fontenay

Mr Laurent Cadet de Fontenay

Mr Gabriel Cadet de Fontenay

Psychology 30038810

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Specialises in

  • Counselling


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a HCPC-registered counselling psychologist and BABCP-accredited CBT therapist with experience of working in a variety of mental health settings in the UK and South Africa. I primarily work with professionals and young people, experiencing a range of anxiety and mood concerns.

My early career was at the University of Stellenbosch’s student counselling services, a multi-cultural setting where many of my clients were from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. I also worked in health settings, with clients with HIV/AIDS, often within the context of significant systemic challenges. Prior to moving to the West Midlands, I also delivered therapy to students at UCL, one of the UK’s top universities, working with tallented students of diverse nationalities, often experiencing severe mental health concerns in a highly competitive environment.

I currently offer both face-to-face and online appointments at my private clinic in Solihull, serving clients presenting with a range of mental health concerns.

My varied career experiences have taught me to appreciate the beauty and strength of the human spirit amidst difficult circumstances and the value of a nurturing, yet pragmatic approach in fostering resilience when things become overwhelming.

I am passionate about helping my clients to overcome their difficulties, to actualise their potential to live successful, fulfilling lives. My seven years of training as a Psychologist and further training in CBT and ACT helped me to develop a deep appreciation of issues across the life span and experience of working with adolescents, working age adults, older adults and clients with various disabilities. I was trained in several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred therapy, psychodynamic therapy and solutions-focussed therapy. I have since specialised in cognitive behavioural therapy, particularly ACT, and hold a PGDip in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment from the University of Reading.

I predominantly work in an evidence-based way, using proven cognitive behavioural therapy methods, drawing on the ACT model. I also make use of my psychodynamic training to formulate a nuanced understanding of clients’ difficulties and foster appropriate reflection of the impact of the past on the here and now, in the context of a therapy which remains oriented towards reaching your goals.

Please contact me to explore working together on helping you reach your goals.

Areas of interest

General adult mental health; Adolescent mental health; Disability and rehabilitation; Work-related stress; Major trauma; Driving and passenger anxiety; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Phobia; Panic; Insomnia; Aspergers; Gender issues; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Psychosis; Eating disorders; Pain; Somatic complaints; Irritable bowel syndrome; Body image / body dysmorphia; Low self-esteem; Bereavement; Relationship issues; Fatigue;
Alcohol / drug dependency; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); HIV / AIDS; Adjustments to medical diagnosis and illness; Individual therapy; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Mindfulness-based therapy; Behavioural activation

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Fertility
  • Accident injury
  • HIV
  • Diabetes
  • fatigue
  • Fertility disorders
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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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