Laura Morris- MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/ Coach
Hi I'm Laura a BACP Senior Accredited and registered counsellor and coach, working with individuals and couples.
Clients come to me for counselling, often termed talking therapy, for both a short period of time (often 6-8 weeks) or for a number of years, for support with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety and stress, relationship and childhood issues, bereavement, abuse, infertility, work related issues, illness and life changes.
Let me support you as we work towards you feeling happier, gaining confidence and changing your situation. We can also work together to explore and help you understand why you felt challenged, to reduce the impact and the chance of the same problems repeating themselves.
I work with each client on an individual level using therapies which best suit their personality and the issues they wish to explore. These may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Person Centred approach (PCA) and Transactional Analysis (TA).
Which ever interventions I use, clients say that being listened to and able to talk in a confidential, warm, trusting environment and encouraged to challenge their thinking has really helped them.
I appreciate that many people have no experience of counselling and may feel anxious as to what to expect, or unsure if they are ready to take that step. I am happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have to help ease your concerns and to arrange a counselling assessment appointment.
Please call me on 07581 183994.
Helping couples who are struggling in relationship or separated, work colleagues and friends with discord etc. to communicate more effectively, by providing a safe space for them to share their thoughts and feelings. Through this, couples are more able to learn from one another and understand where their relationship breakdown has occurred.
The next stage of relationship counselling is then on supporting couples to work together towards moving forwards, with confidence, in the direction that they choose.
I offer support for:-
- Same gender partnerships
- Heterosexual relationships
- Married couples
- Family issues
- Sibling rivalry
- Work colleagues conflicts
Training, qualifications & experience
Snr. Accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Accreditation is a recognition by the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) of having achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
As a Snr. Accredited member, I adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics and conduct. This requires that I attend regular and ongoing development courses and supervision, which keeps me up-to-date with new information to enable me to offer you the best service possible.
Member of the BACP Coaching division
Further qualifications include:-
- BA (Hons) Degree.
- FdA in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA).
- Level 3 Counselling skills based on a Person Centred approach.
- Transactional Analysis 101 certificate.
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- Certificate in Couples Counselling based on a humanistic and Psychodynamic approach.
- British Mindfulness Institute Certificate.
- Trainee clinical supervisor
DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) approved and registered
Experience gained through contracts with...
NHS surgeries- GP referrals
City centre Rape Crisis centre
City centre service for adolescents
Employee assistance programmes (EAP)
Health insurance providers
Senior care organisation
I have experience of working within corporate environments in a management and managed role and understand the pressures on employees working within a tiered and competitive structure.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individuals (In person and via telephone)
= £50 per 50 minute session.
Couples and relationship counselling
= £65 per 50 minute session (for 2 people).
I am a member of the BACP Coaching division. Please contact me if you are considering life coaching.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available, subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|