Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling

Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling

The Mill House
53 Bridge Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 3LN

07421813931

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The Mill House
53 Bridge Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR32 3LN

07421813931

About me

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 counselling

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 laura@ferngreenwellness.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

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

Experience

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

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Fees

£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.

Further information

Registered Member of BACP

Maps & Directions

Lowestoft, NR32 3LN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Day times, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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