Laura Appel

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BSc, MA, Reg UKCP (Accredited)
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Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome, I'm Laura, a UKCP accredited Core Process Psychotherapist with a degree in Psychology (BSc), a diploma in Humanistic psychotherapeutic counselling and a Masters (MA) in mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic practice. 

If you're suffering right now, I'd really like to support you. It can feel daunting to reach out yet I believe it's the first step towards making a positive change for your health and well-being. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, anger, panic attacks, low self-esteem or bereavement.  You could have unresolved trauma, family issues, addiction or a chronic illness that's deeply affecting your life.  Whatever's bringing you to therapy, I offer a warm, safe, confidential space where we'll work through your difficulties together, at a pace you're comfortable with. You'll be deeply listened to without judgement, respectfully witnessed and met with compassion.

Core Process psychotherapy is the original mindfulness based psychotherapy training in the UK, integrating the wisdom of Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practice with approaches based in Western developmental psychology and neuroscience . It's also a trauma-informed practice, guided by Peter Levine's somatic experiencing work and Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory.

I work both in person and online, welcoming adults of all ages and histories. Each of us in unique so I offer varying levels of support tailored to your individual needs. For some this may be a shorter journey working on specific issues. Whilst for others it will be a longer term commitment where you'll benefit from working at depth to explore more complex issues that feel deeply embedded in your life. 

There's a rapidy growing evidence base that mindfulness can support our mental well being. During our time together, I'll support you to gently develop curiosity and awareness of what you're experiencing in both your mind and body. This allows us to step outside of our struggles and begin to witness our moment to moment process of understanding and making meaning in the world. This can enable us to notice how past experiences or future projections often intrude upon our present moment perceptions, creating patterns of response. From the open space of greater awareness, we can reflect together on whether the patterns that perhaps once helped you survive are still helpful and needed or perhaps now limiting and holding you back from being your authentic self.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Membership of the professional body - UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Accredited Membership of the professional body - Association of Core Process Psychotherapists (ACPP)
  • MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice - Karuna Institute/Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice - Karuna Institute
  • Foundation certificate in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy - BCPC
  • BSc (hons) Psychology - University of Wales, Cardiff
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) - Bath Spa University

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation for us both to get a feel for how it might be to work together.

I have a small number of reduced cost places. These are currently filled so please contact me if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

When I work

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Further information

I work online via Microsoft Teams or in person in Corsham, where free on street parking is readily available.

Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Laura Appel
Laura Appel