Laura Brown - Inspiring Minds - Individual Member BACP
5 & 7 Waddington Road
07450 926883 / 01200 539031
Hello my name is Laura, thank you for looking at my profile.
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming and it can end up feeling more like a struggle. This then has a profound impact on you and all aspects of your life. If someone can offer a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space to share those burdens it could help you feel like life is less of a struggle and help you find your way. You may decide that that you wish to come to counselling not because there is a specific issue but because you want to reach a certain goal and you need some support whilst doing so. Therapy is not limited to resolving an issue.
People attend therapy for many different reasons because they want to learn, heal and grow. Other reasons to attend therapy are:
- To love and accept yourself
- To improve all relationships
- To be a better parent
- To thrive in your career
- To understand your purpose in life
- To focus on yourself and have space for you
This is not a definitive list and you will have your own reasons for wishing to attend therapy. Your wellness is an extremely important part of your life. You look after your physical health by attending the doctors, your mental health is just as important.
I am a qualified Integrative counsellor offering different therapies to suit your needs. The main therapy I offer is the Person-Centred theory, which means you direct your therapy and have control over which matters you wish to bring. I can integrate several other therapies depending on what you would like such as :
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) - focuses on looking at solutions and how you can achieve your goals in the present.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - used widely within the NHS to treat anxiety and depression by breaking down your issue into smaller manageable parts.
- Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP)- is a self-development tool and can help you achieve your goals.
- Motivational Interviewing - to strengthen personal motivation to change and commitment to the changes being made.
- Mindfulness - used widely within NHS to treat stress, anxiety and depression by paying attention in the present moment, to what is going on inside and outside of ourselves.By being in the present moment we can enjoy the world around us better.
All of these approaches are beneficial but it is an individual choice as to which one would best suit you.On meeting you I would offer you an in-depth discussion around these different therapies so that you can decide which therapy will best suit your needs. I can offer long term or short term/brief therapy. My offices are based in Burnley and Clitheroe.
I have a enhanced and up to date DBS. I have insurance and an Individual member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) . I follow the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure a safe practice for you and me.
Please call me to ask any questions you may have and for an informal chat. There is no obligation to book any appointments until you are satisfied that you have all the information you need. My mobile number is the best way to contact me or by email. If you do call the office number please ask for myself, if you have to leave a message please state clearly my name and I will get back to you as soon as possible
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a counsellor for four years, although I have 20 years experience of working with others from previous employment. Roles I have undertaken over the years include care assistant, managerial posts and working for the police. These have all been very valuable and have contributed to my reasons for training to be a counsellor. My most recent training is to be able to understand and work with different kinds of Trauma. This is ongoing training for the next few years to be able to offer a specialist service for those who have ever dealt with any kind of Trauma.
Level 2 Diploma Health and Social Care
Level 2 Counselling Skills
FdA Counselling with Brief Interventions (Foundation Degree)
BA(Hons) Counselling with Brief Interventions
MSc Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma 2017 (This is ongoing training)
EXTRA TRAINING- Short Courses
Honour Based Violence
Safeguarding Adults level 1 & 2
Better Engagement with Perpertartors of Domestic Violence
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Counselling £45 per session
Trainee Counsellors £30 per session
I am available daytimes, evenings and weekends. We can work out a time that is suitable for us both.
Concessions may apply for those on a low income or students. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries you may have.
Current payment method is cash only on the day.
Referral's are welcome from GP's or EAP's
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please get in touch to see what availability I have.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|