Laura Seward

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MBACP (Snr Accred) MA - Psychotherapy- Adults & Young People
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Oakham LE15 & Sheffield S9
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

***ZOOM/ TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE*** - Over 15 years experience - 

Psychotherapy/ Counselling and Play Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People locally, nationally and internationally via Zoom, as well as clinical supervision to trainees and other experienced therapists in practice.  

I offer a free initial phone call or exchange via email/ text if that feels more comfortable, which is an opportunity to ask questions, get a sense of how we may work together, generally discuss your individual needs and the best ways of working for you. Feeling safe and establishing a good relational connection is crucial to the therapeutic process, so making contact with as many therapists as possible, doing research and taking up any free calls/ sessions is a good way to help find the right therapist for you.  

Call/ email or text any time and I will get back to you as soon as possible. (usually within 48 hours, but if I havent responded within a week please do check in again as emails sometimes get sent to the spam folder). If I am unable to see you personally, I will aim to point you toward trusted colleagues with availability. 

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Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

- MA Human Rights and Global Ethics

- MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy (tbc)
- PG Diploma Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 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
- Understanding Muslim Mental Health
- Advanced Trauma Therapy
- Critical Incident Debriefing
- Relational Trauma and Disorganised Attachment
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
- Autism and ADHD
- 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/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 senior 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£75.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees range between £75 and £150 per session depending session type, duration, etc.

There are a number of concession spaces available, though there is often waiting time for these.

When I work

Early morning through to afternoon, some evening appointments available though there is often a waiting list for appointments after 3pm

Further information


- 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

40 Melton Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AY

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Basic Arabic

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In person

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