Laura Hewitt Bsc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP
64 Wilbury Road
Are you struggling with your relationship or feeling anxious, depressed or stressed? There are times when it might seem that "it's all too much". Perhaps you just feel lost, confused, low in energy or in need of space to work things out. At such a point it might be beneficial to seek counselling. I can offer a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment that can help you move on with your life and make positive changes.
Sometimes events can undermine our resources and wellbeing to such an extent that we want to seek help and talk it through with somebody.
Choosing a counsellor and sharing your feelings and worries can be a daunting process but I specialise in making counselling a comfortable and rewarding experience.
I am qualified in Humanistic Counselling, which works by establishing a warm, empathetic, safe therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor. This then forms the foundation on which a journey back to positive wellbeing is built.
I provide short and long-term counselling which is tailored to your needs and offer a 30-minute no obligation session, for you to ask any questions or voice your concerns. If you would like to book an introductory session please contact me today to arrange an appointment.
Testimonials from clients:
Laura, I would like to put into words how beneficial our sessions over the past six months have been. From the outset you have made me feel so at ease. As we have progressed you have understood my past events and contributed to my development in such a natural and friendly manner.
Working together has given me so much more confidence than I would ever have dreamed of. Thank you so much.
I don't know quite how therapy has worked, but I am now able to rationalize my moods, and instead of bad feelings building up inside me, I am able to express my feelings in a more positive and productive way to those I care about.
I have found encouragement in no longer having the feelings of complete helplessness, and I am not suffering from depression or negative feelings in the same way. I can now focus on feeling more open and less embarrassed to talk openly and expressively, enabling me to explore deeper feelings with family and close friends.
I would like to thank you for your kindness and support.
How Counselling can help.
Although I am trained in the humanistic tradition, which applies a particular approach and psychological techniques, the client's uniqueness, needs and pace are what influences our way of working together, and are key in the counselling process.
My passion is for building a therapeutic relationship which allows you to discuss in confidence any issues that may be troubling you. I work in a non-judgmental and respectful manner, whilst helping you to explore decisions and choices that may no longer be working for you, in order to help you achieve a greater sense of self and work towards self-acceptance and direction in the area of concern.
I aim to create a warm, empathic and trusting environment, to enable us to work together to find a new perspective towards change, growth and a more satisfying way of living and positive outcome for you. with
As a qualified counsellor, I am also a member of the BACP (British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling, University of Brighton.
Pre diploma in Counselling CPCAB
Ascentis Certificate in Bereavement care.
Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness.
Other relevant qualifications and personal development courses:
N.N.E.B, (Child care provision)
Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Fundamentals of Customer Service (FOCS)
As well as being a counsellor in private practice in Hove. I work for a local organisation specialising in bereavement care and an organisation in Southwick supporting clients through issues including, abuse, alcohol addiction, stress, low self-esteem, family dynamics and relationship breakdowns.
As a qualified and experienced counsellor, I am also a member of the BACP (British association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
I am also CRB checked.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am LGBT affirmative.
I offer an initial 30 minute introductory session at £20 for individuals and £30 for couples, this will be a space in which any queries you have will be answered and a chance for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you to work with.
I am also able to offer evening appointments.
Sessions cost £45 for a one-to-one counselling session. £65 for Couples. Each session lasts 50 minutes and usually takes place at the same time each week after the introductory session.
I have concessionary rates of £35 for trainee counsellors.
Method of payment is by cheque or cash, at the end of each session or by weekly direct debit and this can be discussed at the initial session.
If you have any questions, or would like to book an introductory session please contact me today to arrange an appointment.
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Type of session
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I am able to offer daytime and evening sessions that will enable you to fit counselling into your schedule.
Types of client