Laurie is a registered mental health nurse and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist. He also has specialist qualifications in child and adolescent mental health.
Laurie is the author of the Cool Connections Programme (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) and has a wide range of experience in working with both adults and young people in a number of different clinical settings.
During the past 10 years Laurie has provided CBT to a large number of adults, children, and families. This has involved both individual help and running group programmes within schools. His work has involved crisis and early intervention work which meets the governments every child matters criteria and group programmes which link in with the National Curriculum. Laurie is CRB checked and fully insured. He currently works part time for the NHS but also runs his own business. The involves being employed independently to work with children by local schools. Laurie is also employed independently to see both adults and children by personal request. Further information and feedback from clients can be found on his website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Mental Heath Nursing (Brunel University Buckinghamshire)
Diploma in Counselling Skills (Glasgow University Institute of Counselling)
BSc (Hons) Specialist Nursing Practise (including ENB A12 CBT) (APU Chelmsford)
BA (Hons) Child & Adolescent Mental Health Studies (Homerton Cambridge)
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (UEA Norwich)
NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Diploma (East Anglia Institute Of NLP)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Adoption issues
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
For children, parents or adults seeking support for their own issues. There is no age limit although with very young children parents usually need to be actively involved in treatment.
Group Work For Children
Cool Connections With CBT (for children with mild anxiety, low mood or self esteem issues)
Therapeutic Stories (aimed at young children using metaphorical stories & fun activities. Covers a number of issues from making friends to loss & upset feelings).
Seeing Red (help for young children with frustration and/or anger
Muddles & Puddles (help for young children who have been bereaved)
Rainbows (helping with loss & separation)
Activity Groups (fun type activities helping with self esteem and providing positive experiences)
Groups For Parents
Parenting group 0-6 or 5-15 Programmes (Family Centre Trust Programme)
The Parent Assertiveness Programme
The Parenting Teenagers Programme
Cool Connections With CBT for grown ups
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|