Laura Alonso Mira MBACP

Laura Alonso Mira MBACP

2A Prebend Street
Islington
London
United Kingdom
N1 8PT

07398 357 741

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2A Prebend Street
Islington
London
United Kingdom
N1 8PT

07398 357 741

About me

I am a qualified counsellor committed to providing emotional support to adults and young people in a way which respects autonomy and enables empowerment to take place. I conduct sessions privately and in various organisational settings, on a short term and long term basis. I am also part of a research team at University of East London exploring trauma and psycho-social support interventions for humanitarian workers.

I provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore and reflect on your experiences safely and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. I specialise in working with individuals affected by abuse and with adolescents and young people experiencing a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, identity issues and eating disorders. I have a particular interest in working with trauma, relationship challenges, anxiety and depression. I also provide counselling in Spanish.

My Therapeutic Approach

My approach is pluralistic, which means that I believe in the existence of various pathways and mechanisms for change and personal growth. I have trained in a number of therapeutic models including person-centred, existential, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis. This allows me to draw on a bank of ideas from different schools of thought to support you in overcoming obstacles in a way that fits your individual needs.

I also have a holistic approach to therapy, meaning that I consider the whole person in context. I believe that mind and body are intrinsically linked, working together as a dynamic system. For this reason, I work in ways that aim to help you develop an awareness of your body as well as your mind.

My aim is to offer a safe confidential space where we can build a genuine relationship. I consider this the basis for working together and central to creating an environment conducive to growth.

Professional Affiliations

I am a registered member of the BACP and I abide by the guidelines set in the Ethical Framework. Apart from supervision, I engage in regular CPD activities to keep my knowledge and practice up to date.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • University of East London: BSc (Hons) Counselling -(BACP Accredited) First Class Honours; Awarded Dean of the School Prize
  • Birkbeck University of London: Cert. HE Introduction to Counselling
  • CIPD: Level 3 Certificate in HR and Learning and Development Practice (QCF)
  • University of Malaga: Undergraduate Studies in Psychology

Latest CPD

  • Depaul: gangs training.
  • Depaul: mindfulness, managing conflict, psychologically informed environments and keys to well-being.
  • The Weekend University: understanding dreams, evolution of mindfulness and consciousness.
  • Depaul: understanding the effects of trauma.
  • Esther Perel: an evening on lasting love.
  • Depaul: child sexual exploitation training.
  • UEL: attachment theory and relational psychotherapy.
  • Woman's Trust: trauma informed response, self-care, secondary trauma and resilience.
  • Into the Light: finding confidence, good boundaries, healthy sexuality and self-love after sexual abuse.
  • Place2be: safeguarding training and workshop for working with children and young people.
  • Woman’s Trust: working with women affected by domestic violence.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Length of sessions

50 minutes.

Standard Fees

£35 Initial consultation

£50 per session

With the aim of making counselling more accessible, I offer a number of spaces at a reduced rate, starting at £40 for students and those who are currently unemployed. Please get in touch for more information.

Maps & Directions

London, N1 8PT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups