Lara Chitty, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP (Accred)
In life there are occasions when we feel low or trapped in a situation that feels too overwhelming. At times like this counselling can be helpful as you can talk about yourself in a way that you often cannot do with family and friends.
Counselling provides a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to talk about yourself, your life and anything that maybe confusing, painful or uncomfortable.
We are all affected by life’s journey and may have painful issues that can be limiting us today. I will work with you to identify and understand your difficulties, looking at new ways of approaching them to enable you to make changes.
The counselling process is a positive experience for those wanting to increase their understanding of themselves and develop their self-awareness. However I fully appreciate that it can be challenging and difficult at times and I am here to support you along your journey.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor providing both short and long term counselling to individuals over 18 and couples. Currently I run my private practice in Salisbury, having worked in a city centre agency for a number of years. Working for a counselling charity I have experienced a wide range of issues.
I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential service. I am committed to working with you in a way that is tailored to your individual therapeutic needs. As an integrative counsellor, I draw on a selection of counselling models to support my work with you.
I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their ethical framework. In line with this I have regular supervision and am committed to my own professional development. I hold professional indemnity insurance.
The number of sessions required would depend on what it is you would like to explore and this would be discussed during the initial assessment session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy
- Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice in Couple therapy
I have trained in an integrative model which draws from three of the counselling models, person centred, transactional analysis, gestalt. This enables me to work with you in a flexible way that suits your particular background, I also use creative interventions. Working in a person centred way, treating every client as a unique individual and tailoring my work style to his or her specific needs and preferences.
To further my training I am currently working towards a Post Grad Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy
Continual Professional Development
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Creative Counselling Interventions
I receive monthly supervision and am committed to my own professional development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free 15 minute consultation on the phone for you to be able to explore how I can help you and ask questions that are important to you. I will give you information about how the therapy works.
Fees are reviewed individually with all clients.
Please note I have a 48 hour cancellation policy.
Please call or email me today to arrange a no-obligation initial session.
Counselling takes place in a relaxed, confidential environment, and I am easily accessible to clients in the South Wiltshire/Hampshire area. There is a car park nearby and the train station is a 10 minute walk away.
I'm an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I'm listed on their Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (accredited by the Professional Standards for Health and Social Care).
I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy which is set out by the BACP. You can find a full, up to date copy of this code of ethics on the BACP website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day
Types of client