Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling
30 Queen Annes Road
The Mill House
53 Bridge Road
Hello, I'm Laura. I'm 33 and I live in the Lowestoft area.
The counselling I offer is about working together. We will find new ways forward, so you feel less alone in whatever it is you're going through.
Whilst I have seen many clients with different concerns I specialise in the following areas;
- walking and reflective therapy in nature
A little about Me
After experiencing depression and anxiety I became a client, over 10 years ago now. My own recovery inspired me to become a counsellor to have the chance to help others, like yourself.
As well as private practice I work as a
- School counsellor at St.Nicholas Priory C.E V.A. Primary School
- Co-facilitator at Great Yarmouth College on the Counselling degree
I work to create an environment in which you, the client, will feel free to be yourself by;
- saying the things you need to say
- facing the fears you want to face
- having the time to heal from the experiences that are etched in your mind
I've worked with a wide range of clients and have experience of knowing what works well. My counselling style will be influenced by who you are and what you are experiencing. I can offer techniques for anxiety and stress reduction if appropriate.
Walking and reflective therapy in nature
Being in nature has proven to have many physical and psychological benefits.
It helps us to be present and feel connected with the World around us. Natural spaces have a calming effect on us, this allows a 'slowing down' which can offer reflection of our feelings and thoughts.
We can use the natural resources we find to help make connections to how you may be feeling, sometimes feelings can be more easily expressed through metaphors and the things we see around us. We can walk slowly and can choose to sit if you would prefer.
I offer sessions on the beach in Pakefield, at Gunton woods and at Carlton Marshes, if you live a little further away we can find somewhere that suits us both.
Want to know more?
Please visit my website; www.ferngreenwellness.co.uk,
I also have a Facebook page which I post to regularly.
I am also able to see clients in Norwich - contact me to check availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia
Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Study - Central College Nottingham
BSc (hons) Sport & Exercise Science - Nottingham Trent University - 2.1
Primary School Counsellor in Great Yarmouth working with 8-11 year olds, using play and creative therapy
Volunteer counsellor at MAP in Great Yarmouth working with 18-25 year olds
Previous voluntary positions were working with students at the University of East Anglia doing short term work (6 sessions) and at Norwich Mind.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Photos & videos
£35 for 50 minutes indoors or 1 hour therapy in nature.
I am offering 4 slots to clients aged 11-20 at a lower price of £20 per session. Please contact me to see if one of these slots is available.
Registered Member of BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times, evenings and weekends
Types of client