Laura Seward MA MBACP (Accred)- Psychotherapy- Adults & Young People
**VIDEO/ TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE**- 15 years experience - Central Oakham Practice -
I offer Psychotherapy/ Counselling and Play Therapy to both Adults and Young People throughout Leicestershire and the surrounding areas, as well as clinical supervision to trainees and other experienced therapists in practice. With 15 years of experience counselling and supervising for organisations covering specialist work with bereavement, trauma, and sexual abuse, generically in a number of settings across Leicestershire, including National Charities and Organisations, Local Authorities, Schools, Universities, SEN Schools, Youth Centres, Care Homes and Colleges, I have a good solid grounding and insight into the breadth and depth of human experience.
I trained in Humanistic Therapy with focus on the Person-Centred Approach. Essentially this means you will be met with warmth, love and acceptance regardless of your thoughts/ feelings/behaviour/experiences. You will not be judged or dictated to, but rather the aim is to work equally and relationally, building up trust, respect and a safe space to share your real word. Over time in our work, you will be able to explore difficulties and deeper issues, at your own pace, gaining a better understanding and awareness of yourself, and your relationships. Building trust in yourself, accepting your own feelings (instead of fighting against them) will help to develop greater confidence and control of your life. There may also be a backlog of untold story that needs to be heard and felt....or you may require more focussed/ directed work on changing your relationship with past trauma, cultivating better coping skills and a greater window of tolerance. Whatever your needs, the therapeutic space will allow your natural healing to unfold safely and at your own pace.
I am happy to talk over the phone or via email, offer information on other services that may be of help- or generally discuss the best way forward for your individual needs. Call/ email or text any time and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Visit www.Leicestershiretherapy.co.uk or Facebook/ Leicestershiretherapy for more information
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications:
- MA Human Rights and Global Ethics
- ABC Diploma in Counselling theory and practice
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional
- Certificate Treating Trauma in Couples Therapy
- Advanced Trauma Therapy
- Critical Incident Debriefing
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
- O.A. Dip Child Behaviour
- TA 101 (Introduction to Transactional Analysis)
- Body Wisdom Therapy
- Certificate in Female Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Risk Assessment
- Rape Crisis Training
- Bereavement; Adults and Children
- Palliative Care; On the front line
- Play Therapy
- Working with Boundaries
- Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse
- Certificate in Group Supervision
- LSCB Safeguarding Children
- Common Assessment Framework and Lead Professional Practitioner Training
- Depression and Self Harm
- Anger, Rage and Shame
- Caring for the Carer
- Treatment for PTSD
Laura's work has spanned across many settings and organisations around Leicestershire, such as:
- Educational Institutions and Special Schools
- Affiliate for Values Based Education in Schools
- Local Authorities
- Social Services
- Child Care
- EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)
- Open Door (Youth Counselling Service)
- CLASP The Carers Centre
- Rape Crisis
- The Create Centre (Specialist Play Therapy Service)
- Quetzal (Women survivors of childhood Sexual Abuse)
- Child Bereavement UK
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Space4U (Youth Counselling Service)
- Oasis Human Relations
Laura has completed Child Protection and Lead Professional training, holds a current CRB and is covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance. She is also a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy professional body, and adheres to its code of practice to ensure an ethical, knowledgeable and trusted service.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees range between £55 and £75 per session depending on the individual case and circumstances, travel, admin etc.
There are a number of concession spaces available, though there is often waiting time for these.
Early morning through to afternoon, some evening appointments available
My clinic is based at the Rutland Therapy Centre in a descreet location in Oakham town centre.
- Psychotherapy/ Counselling/ Play Therapy -
Whether you are seeking help for yourself, a child or a relative, contact Laura directly to have a chat about what support is the most appropriate. You can explore all the options available, including other services which may be able to help. If you decide to have an assessment session, this is a chance for you to raise any questions about what to expect, and ultimately decide whether or not you feel therapy is for you. Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place weekly, but this will be decided based on your personal needs.
"Would I recommend Laura as a Children's Therapist? The bottom line for me is whether I would want her to work with my own children, and the answer is a simple one. Without a doubt." - Victoria Beasley, Director/ Play Therapist, The Create Centre
- Specialist Contract work -
Professional, effective therapy service provided to Schools, Colleges, GP surgeries and Organisations across Leicestershire. Contracts are individually tailored to meet with the requirements of the establishment. Contact Laura directly to discuss details or arrange a meeting.
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Laura Seward for several years now in my capacity as Family Inclusion Support at Birch Wood Special School and I cannot praise her and the service she provides enough....."
- Shelley Henshaw, Family Inclusion Support, Birch Wood Special School
- Clinical Supervision -
Clinical Supervision is available to experienced therapists as well as those in training. Sessions last 1.5 hours and take place monthly as specified by BACP, unless it is decided that more regular meetings would be appropriate.
“Laura has been my Supervisor for the past three years, providing me with invaluable and committed support whilst I was training, and subsequently as I have worked towards my BACP Accreditation. Laura’s open, accepting and positive approach within our sessions empowers me to feel comfortable to discuss all aspects of my client work. With both complex cases and ethical issues I feel very confident that Laura will continue to provide me with the support I require in my role as a practitioner.” - Helen, Grantham