Laura Drane MA, MBACP, MFDAP Addiction Specialist

Laura Drane MA, MBACP, MFDAP Addiction Specialist


07861 708346

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07861 708346

About me

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
Safeguarding Children
Group therapy and one to one counselling with all addictions

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£50 per session.

Further information

Free assessment.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

Maps & Directions

Hertford, SG14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Contact me for availability.

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