Laura Rutlidge MBACP
26 Waterloo Road
01519 200257 / 07833 694357
When life feels fraught with difficulties, it can leave us feeling unable to cope. Talking to a counsellor at these times can really help. My aim is to offer you a professional service and provide a warm, friendly and safe environment in which you can discuss your concerns and identify what might be done to help. I understand how difficult making that first telephone call can be, I have been there myself, so I also know how useful counselling can be.
I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. With several years NHS experience and in private practice, I have gained experience working with many different concerns such as: abuse, anger, anxiety and depression, loss, compulsions and phobias along with issues of complex grief and bereavement, bullying, non-medical sexual problems, postnatal depression, low self-esteem / self-confidence, and past or recent trauma.
If you would like to make an appointment or to have an initial chat to find out if counselling with me is for you please contact me on 07833 694 357 or 0151 920 0257.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred and Cognitive behavioural therapist
I worked within the NHS for a number of years prior to opening my private practice. During that time I completed further training in Mindfulness for both CBT and Person Centred Practice, Transactional Analysis, Psychosexual issues, domestic abuse and self harm.
For my work with young people and adolescents I have trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children, sand-tray therapy, which can be used for both adults and children, and Creative Play for children and teenagers.
More recently I have furthered my knowledge by studying and completing a degree in counselling and psychology, which has proved invaluable in that I have knowledge of the latest psychological findings, including neuroscience, which helps me and subsequently my clients, understand how our minds might work.
I have also taken part in recent conferences and training regarding: children at risk, suicide prevention, self-harm and domestic abuse.
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
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
My fees are £50 for a 60-minute session, although that can be negotiable depending on your circumstances.
I offer reduced rates for students.
Are you having relationship difficulties, anger management difficulties, feeling depressed, bereaved, or anxious? Counselling may help you. I know how difficult it can be making that first telephone call, I have been there myself so I know how useful talking about your concerns can be. My aim is to offer a safe, friendly place where you feel able to talk about what is bothering you. We will then work together to help you make the changes you want to make.
I am qualified both as a Person - Centred Therapist and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which I integrate in my work to best fit your individual circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm Saturday 9am - 12pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|