Laura Slaughter MA PG.Dip (MBACP)
The Vale Practice
64 Grove Vale
0208 299 9798 / 07834 409933
My name is Laura and I am a qualified Psychodynamic therapist.
I feel we all deserve to know who we are and understand ourselves so we can grow and develop. Psychodynamic therapy looks at the root not just the surface, bringing forth understanding of our true selves.
Everyone's life experiences are unique, therefore I tailor the therapy to the persons needs. I can work long term or short term. This will be discussed in the initial consultation.
What is Counselling ?
Therapy is an approach which gives exploration to your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment, without judgement and with honesty. It offers an opportunity to explore yourself, to look within and understand your thoughts and emotions, that can at heightened times become difficult to keep contained.
Psychodynamic counselling brings awarenss to the unconscious, these unconscious processes can playout in our personal or family relationships causing anxeity, stress or even depression at times leading to feelings of low confidence and self esteem.
How Can Counselling Help ?
Counselling can be a space to breathe and think about your life. Who you are and where you are going and what you wish to gain. It can be a space to grieve the losses you have experienced in your life and process the changes that happen throughout life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Couple Counselling in Transpersonal & Psychotherapy Dip
Psychodynamic Counselling MA
Psychodynamic Counselling PG.Dip
Certificate in Humanistics and Psychodynamics
Certificate in Bereavment Care
Certificate in Time Limted Therapy
I have worked with many clients over the years, working with lots of difficult issues. I have had a great degree of experience working with adults and young adults (11-18).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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)
I feel it is important to be comfortable and at ease with the therapist that you choose to work with. In this session I will work towards a general overview of your needs and discuss the next step.
Initial Assessment £70.00
Individual Counselling £60.00
Couple Counselling Assessment £90.00
Couples Counselling £80.00
I charge a £24.00 holding fee for any session not attended.
24 hour notice for any session you are unable to attend, the holding fee will still be required. If the cancellation is less than 24 hours then the full fee will be charged.
If you would like to speak to me about how Psychodynamic therapy could help, please feel free to call me for an informal chat, or take a look around my website for more information.
The Vale Practice is based in East Dulwich
By car you can park in sides roads off Grove Vale
Bicycles can be left outside the practice
Public Transport: Buses 37, 40, 176, 185, 484, P13, N37 & N176
By East Dulwich station: Exit and turn right
In the Heart of Greenwich Market
Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Buses: 177,180,188, 286, 386, 53, N53
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availabilit: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Daytime or evening appointments
Types of client