Laura McCarthy PGDip Couns MBACP
Are you finding life's events overwhelming and struggling to cope? Or perhaps you might be feeling something is wrong but unable to put a finger on what's bothering you. Whatever the matter is, exploring your thoughts and feelings with a trained professional can help to understand complicated emotions and allow you the choice to do things differently, in ways that might work better for you and enable you to get your needs met.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and offer confidential, non-judgmental therapy in a nondiscriminatory practice in Ramsgate, Kent. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to healing and requires a commitment from both client and therapist.
I suggest an initial session - at my standard fee - where we can meet and talk, and you can ask any questions you might have before we both decide if we want to go ahead.
I am deeply committed to an ethical, non-discriminatory practice and as a member, I abide by the principles and ethics of the BACP.
I have experience of working with many different clients allowing me a broad spectrum of experience of issues including depression, anxiety (generalised, separation, performance and social), eating disorders, relationship issues, panic disorder, addiction, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, OCD, PTSD, C-PTSD, depression, bereavement and abuse.
In addition to my psychotherapy work, I have 20 years business experience within high pressured music and entertainment businesses. Through this, I have developed skills in supporting people to thrive in stressful situations and mentoring and coaching them into fulfilling their best potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Grad Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have two years experience of working as an Associate Counsellor within a London university counselling practice for undergraduate music and dance students.
I'm currently in the final stages of training for MSc. in Transactional Analysis (Psychotherapy) at Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University.
I am a member of several organisations, each of which require a certain level of training and understanding to be part of. I belong to BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), the Metanoia Institute and IARTA (International Association for Relational Transactional Analysis). I am also a member of RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support) and PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors).
I am fully supervised by a TSTA (Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
RAMSGATE, KENT (Weekdays and Evenings)
I offer therapy at an affordable rate of £35 per hour for individuals or £50 per hour for couples.
KINGS CROSS, LONDON (Saturdays)
I offer therapy at a rate of £50 per hour for individuals or £70 per hour for couples.
I CAN HELP WITH
Social and Performance Anxiety
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Ramsgate weekdays and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|