Laura Drane MA, MBACP, MFDAP Addiction Specialist
I specialise in Addiction Treatment and have been working in this field for several years. I have extensive experience in working with drug and alcohol addiction as well as behavioural addictions, in particular Sex and Love Addiction.
Sex and Love Addiction may sound scary, but it can be an explanation for the following behaviours:
* Being unable to break free from abusive relationships
* Returning to abusive relationships
* An inability to remain faithful in relationships
* Displaying threatening or abusive behaviour
* Avoidance of commitment in relationships
* Compulsive sexual activities including the use of pornography
I have a profound understanding of the link between shame and Sex and Love Addiction and work safely and confidentially with clients to explore and work through this shame. I also work with clients struggling with eating disorders and other behavioural addictions such as gambling and shopping.
I have a Masters' Degree in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, and practice Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, alongside the Minnesota Method used to address addictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling
Introduction to Counselling
BACP - Working with Obesity - Looking at Food Addiction & Binge Eating Disorder
Transformational Chairwork - Dr Scott Kellogg
Stop Smoking - Level 2 Intermediate - Smokefree Hertfordshire
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Working with Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Julia Buckroyd
Love in The Time of The Internet (Internet & Sex Addiction) - The Wimbledon Guild
Projective Identification in Practice - WPF
The Link Between Rage & Shame - Sue Parker-Hall
Group therapy and one to one counselling with all addictions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
£50 per session.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Contact me for availability.
Types of client