Lauren Howard MBACP BSc(Hons)
How can counselling help?
This may be the first time you have considered counselling or you may have had counselling before. Either way, your visit to these pages may be your first step in acknowledging that you are going through a difficult time and need greater support.
We all sometimes struggle with life experiences. This may be due to relationship difficulties, bereavement, depression or anxiety. You may have experienced abuse or may be questioning your identity and need someone to talk to. Whatever your reasons I can offer a safe, confidential and empathic relationship in which you can share your experience. By supporting you to explore and deeply reflect on your concerns this can lead to clarity, a greater understanding and a way forward. Whilst this process may feel difficult it can lead to a greater sense of well-being.
How I work
I work in a Person-centred way which means the counselling I offer is non-directive. I will be led by you and we will only go at a pace that suits you. I will not pressure you into revealing information you are not ready to talk about. I will work with you sensitively and respectfully to understand and accept your experience without judgement. Often it is only when we find ourselves in a safe, non-judgmental environment that we feel able to begin to know ourselves better and find the resources to change. By working together this is what I will support you to do.
I am an experienced, fully qualified Counsellor and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My membership means that I am fully committed to working to the best professional practice and I am guided by their ethical framework. What this means for you is that I am a caring, sensitive practitioner offering high professional standards.
I can offer short and long term counselling with people of all ages.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs further.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- BSc (Honours) Psychology
I am experienced in working with bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression and anxiety, suicide, abuse, gender issues, eating disorders and cultural challenges. My experience has come from a variety of organisations from charitable institutions to University counselling centres, in addition to which I can add the experience of working within other professional sectors.
In addition to the above experience I am committed to continuous professional development which helps to enhance my ability to offer counselling professionally and ethically.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
I charge £40 an hour. Payment by cash or cheque please.
You can contact me for an informal conversation to check whether counselling feels appropriate for you. This conversation is completely confidential and there is no obligation to book. If you wish to proceed we can then book our first appointment together.
As part of my commitment to working professionally and ethically I attend regular supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays 9.00 - 14.00 Wednesdays 9.00 - 14.00
Types of client