Laura Baines - Ball Counselling & Psychotherapy
9 Upper King Street
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I work in both private practice across a couple of sites and also in the voluntary sector with various charities based across the East Midlands. So far, my work has focused on various issues, but I've mainly specialised in the following: all forms of abuse, including sexual, mental and domestic, bereavement, stress related concerns and terminal illness.
As well as supporting those with personal issues, I have a keen interest in working with people with work related stress and anxiety concerns. Many of us feel we have to 'just get on with' the pressures that are put on us in the workplace (and sometimes pressures we put on ourselves), with stress accounting for 37%* of work related ill health, learning to cope with those pressures, means a healthier home and working life.
I have experience in face to face, online and telephone counselling, all of which have their place and ultimately its a personal preference.
I am a registered member of BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
After 20+ years of experiencing various roles in a large corporate organisation, I commenced training on a part time basis in 2009 and qualified in 2013.
I have worked in various charities supporting individuals with a range of different issues. I have worked for the Coping with Cancer, Sure Start, a domestic/sexual violence counselling service and an online charity that provides short and long term counselling to both men and women with a wide range of issues.
I am a member of Laura Baines-Ball & Associates which is based in central Leicester, where I offer counselling & psychotherapy from their offices in Leicester and from my home office near Melton Mowbray LE14.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- 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
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- 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
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£40 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|