Laura Alonso Mira MBACP
07398 357 741
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.
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
- 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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Length of sessions
£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
Type of session
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Types of client