Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling
The Mill House
53 Bridge Road
Hello, I'm Laura.
I am a person centred counsellor offering counselling in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft.
A little about Me
I have always had an interest in wellness through nutrition and exercise. After experience of being a client myself I became very passionate about mental well being. The personal experiences I had with depression and anxiety led me to become a qualified person centred counsellor so I could have the opportunities to help others.
What I believe
I believe we are all on the continuum regarding mental health. Capable of moving along the scale, we could all experience mental illness at any point of our lives. I look to work uniquely with each individual I meet by being open and flexible regarding my delivery of counselling, whilst being grounded in the person centred theory.
I have found that each client I work with needs and wants a different way of being from me. I am open to work alongside you in a way that suits you best.
The person centred theory is focused on creating an environment in which you, the client, will feel free to be themselves and discover their own way forward through difficulties with empathy, acceptance and genuineness from me, the counsellor.
I offer a passionate presence and work with influences from Zen Buddhism which focuses on compassion and acceptance. I am very interested in the use of mindfulness, art and nature in therapy and am offering ecotherapy where we can walk or sit somewhere quietly in nature.
What to expect in your first session?
I have no 'set agenda' for what the sessions will look like, it is your space to use how you want to. We can work together to find out what would make you feel most comfortable in a potentially uncomfortable situation. I am open to you asking questions about what I offer and I can give a brief introduction about what my counselling is all about.
Some clients like to give a background as to the reasons behind coming to counselling and others prefer to see what happens and go with the flow.
There is no 'right' way of being a client, or having counselling. I welcome the space and opportunity to explore any anxieties you may have around being a client.
Want to know more?
To find out a bit more about me please visit my website; www.ferngreenwellness.co.uk,
find me on facebook: fern green wellness counselling
email me at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - Central College Nottingham
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills - Central College Nottingham
BSc (hons) Sport & Exercise Science - Nottingham Trent University - 2.1
School counsellor at St.Nicholas Priory C.E V.A. Primary School
Co-facilitator at Great Yarmouth College on Counselling degree (bank)
Trainee Trainer on University of East Anglia Counselling Skills Certificate Course
Volunteer counsellor at MAP in Great Yarmouth working with 18-25 year olds
Previous voluntary positions were at the University of east Anglia Well being Centre and Norwich Mind
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£35 for 50 minutes at Mill House in Oulton Broad (seated indoor counselling)
£25 for 1 hour (therapy in nature - walking or seated outside)
£15 for 30 minute exploratory session to see what my counselling is about if you would like.
Registered Member of BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times, evenings and weekends
Types of client