Dr Lea Getu

Assistant Professor and Foundation Course Leader

Professional Biography

Dr Lea Getu is Assistant Professor, Foundation Course leader and psychotherapist with extensive experience in clinical work and research. She has run her own practice 2002-present and worked within Primary Care and college setting for several years. She has taught counselling and psychotherapy skills, facilitated PPD groups and lectured on various topics on the foundation level at Regent's University London, 2009-present. As Foundation Course Leader, she is managing the Foundation Course. She researched for her PhD on the Complexities of Therapeutic work with Female-to-Female Child Sexual Abuse. She has specialised working with trauma.


  • Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling (2001)
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Psychotherapy London (2004)
  • ADIP (Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy) (2005)
  • Certificate in Refugee Care (2006) 
  • Certificate of Studies in Understanding Trauma (2007)
  • PhD in Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies (2019)

Relevant Past Employment

  • Private Practice (2002-present)
  • Associate Lecturer, Regent’s University London (2019-2020)
  • College Counsellor at Ruskin College, Oxford (2018-2020)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Foundation course, Regent’s College (2009-2019)
  • Primary Care Counsellor, National Health Services (2006- 2018) 

Professional registering body

UKCP, registration number 05157214


Research on the Complexities of Therapeutic work with Female-to-Female Child Sexual Abuse (PhD)

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • UCKP
  • CPC

Teaching & Course Development

Lea has been teaching at Regent's since 2009.