Laura Arstall

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MBACP - PGDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
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Preston PR1 & PR4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a semi directive counsellor offering a combination of person centred talking therapy and solution focused practice, which focuses on you and your needs.  Therefore l will provide a safe place to openly discuss your concerns and difficulties without judgement and where needed providing solutions around practical elements to help overcome your them.
As everyone is different, we will work together to decide what approach is most suitable for you and whether to work within one approach or a combination of the two.

I offer online sessions and in person sessions in the Preston area (PR4).

With children/young people who struggle to engage online or in person, sessions in school could be arrange depending on availability.

I work with children, young people, adults and couples across a range of presenting issues. 

Presenting issues, that span all age ranges I work with, include:

  • Anxiety/Worry 
  • Low Mood, Depression and Low Motivation 
  • Suspected or diagnosed Autism, ADHD or other Neurodiversity Concerns
  • Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance 
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence 
  • Family Communication and Break downs
  • Experienced abuse (all types: physical, emotional, mental, sexual, neglect, and financial)
  • LGBTQAI+ including Gender and Sexual Identity Concerns
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Relationship Difficulties 
  • Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues or Work Life Balancing 
  • Traumatic Childhood Experiences
  • Domestic Violence

Children & Young People specific:

  • Transition to High School
  • Emotional Based School Avoidance 
  • Therapeutic Play 
  • Creative Interventions 
  • Young Carers 
  • Navigating Transition into Adulthood 
  • Student Issues and Exam Stress 

Adults & Couples specific:

  • Parenthood - expecting a child or already having children 
  • Navigating children who are struggling mentally
  • Infidelity 

I have worked for charities supporting all ages ranges with multiple mental health issues, and continue to do so alongside my private practice. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have, please feel free to give me a message or a call to discuss your needs and whether I am the right match to support you with them.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Grad Cert in Counselling and Psychotherapy 

BSc (Hons) Pyschology

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions are charged at £50 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes)

Couples sessions are charged at £80 an session (120minutes)

I offer a free 15 minute consultation call to briefly discuss your needs and what you are looking for to see if I would be a good fit as your counsellor 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexibility during evenings and occasional Saturdays/Sundays where needed however this is cannot always be guaranteed 

Further information

Flexible sessions to suit you, charged at £50 per therapeutic hour.

Initial introductory session offered free of charge and lasts for 15 minutes.

A concessionary rate of £40 per session if offered to full time students and trainee counsellors

Preston, Lancashire, PR1

Lea, Preston, Lancashire, PR4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Laura Arstall
Laura Arstall