Laura McCarthy PGDip Couns MBACP
Are you finding life overwhelming or perhaps you're unable to put a finger on what is wrong but just know something is? Exploring things with a trained professional can help to understand your emotions and allow you the choice to do things differently, in ways that might work better for you.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and offer confidential, non-judgmental therapy in a nondiscriminatory practice in two locations Ramsgate, Kent and Kings Cross, London. 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 (separation, performance and social), eating disorders, addiction, 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
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
RAMSGATE, KENT (Weekday Evenings)
I offer therapy at an affordable rate of £30 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 weekday evening sessions only. London Kings Cross Saturday sessions only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|