Laura Seward MBACP (Accred)- Counselling/Psychotherapy, Adults & Young People

Laura Seward MBACP (Accred)- Counselling/Psychotherapy, Adults & Young People

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40 Melton Road
LE15 6AY

07966638333 / 07966638333

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About me

**VIDEO/ TELEPHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE**- 15 years experience - Central Oakham Practice -

ANXIETY - RELATIONSHIP ISSUES - DEPRESSION - BEREAVEMENT - ABUSE - PANIC - PHOBIA - LGBTQ issues - General Anxiety - Social Anxiety - Lonliness - Seasonal Affective Disorder - Cultural Issues - Sexual Abuse - Emotional Abuse - Physical Abuse - Families - Looked After Children - Adoption and Fostering - Divorce - Separation - Betrayal - Affairs - Work - Worry - Rage - Alcohol - Drugs - Sexuality - Autism - Aspergers - ADHD - Shame - Guilt - Self esteem - Self worth - Sadness - Low Mood - Trauma - Crisis - Self harm - Suicide - Confidence - Self Belief - Discontentment - Worry - Depletion - Alienation - Illness - Disconnected - Loneliness - Homesickness - Adolescents - Post Natal Depression - Childhood Suffering - Violence - Crime - Parenting - Stress - Substance abuse - Co-Dependency - Childhood Trauma - Irritability - Edginess - Wretchedness - Unravelling - Disintegrating - Confusion - Lost...

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, abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship breakdown, 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 huge backlog of untold story that needs to be heard and felt....the therapeutic space will allow this to unfold at a safe pace.

I am more than 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.

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Training, qualifications & experience

- ABC Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills
- O.A. Dip Child Behaviour
- TA 101 (Introduction to Transactional Analysis)
- Certificate in Female Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Risk Assessment
- Rape Crisis Training
- Bereavement; Adults and Children
- Palliative Care; On the front line
- Play Therapy Training
- Working with boundaries
- Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse
- Certificate in Supervision
- 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

Laura's work has spanned across many settings and organisations around Leicestershire, such as:

  • Educational Institutions and Special 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)
  • 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.

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Fees range between £55 and £70 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.

Further information

I work from the Rutland Therapy Centre based in Oakham. It may be possible to see clients in their own home where appropriate.


- 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 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

Maps & Directions

Oakham, LE15 6AY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Basic Arabic


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Early morning through to afternoon, some evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision is a vital part of a therapists clinical practice, in terms of personal development as well as professional development and, mirroring the therapeutic relationship, trust, warmth and acceptance are crucial components of the supervisory relationship.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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