Laura Babb

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Integrative therapeutic counsellor. MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2NT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thanks for being here. Whether you're starting therapy for the first time, or taking the next step along the path, reaching out takes courage. What ever your reasons for seeking therapy at this point, I’m here to support you in a compassionate and affirming. 

I'm an integrative therapeutic counsellor and my approach is collaborative, non-judgemental and trauma informed. This means the way we work will be unique to you, and your experience, needs and goals. I work with clients to explore struggles around issues that include (but aren't limited to) anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, low self confidence, low self esteem, neurodiversity, stress and trauma. 

Trauma informed and affirming therapy

It’s incredibly important to me that the space I offer is neurodiversity affirming, as well as LGBTQIA+ affirming, disability affirming, anti-racist and fat-positive. I’m always happy to share more about what this means in practice if you have an aspect (or intersectional aspects) of your identity that are impacted by oppression.

The theories I work with include psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), somatics, and neuroscience based approaches. I’m also a meditation teacher, a sound practitioner, a yoga teacher and a wellbeing in nature facilitator. Don't worry too much about whether any of these approaches are right for you though, they’re a collection of tools that can support our work together as we explore your reasons for coming to counselling.

How counselling can help you

Whether you want to focus on a specific issue or problem, or simply to understand yourself and your experience better, therapy can offer a space for you to slow down and reconnect, while being seen, heard and supported. It can also offer the opportunity to build up tools and resources that you can use outside of the therapy room, supporting you to be more resilient as you respond to the inevitable challenges of being a human. 

Our work might involve exploring the way experiences of the past impact the present or you might want to focus on responding differently in the here and now. What ever your focus, I'm here to support you. 

Work with me

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling, with the flexibility to meet weekly or fortnightly. Get in touch for a chat. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I've worked with adults across a range of cultures and ethnicities, ages, genders and backgrounds. As mentioned above, my practice is neurodiversity affirming, LGBTQIA+ affirming, disability affirming, anti-racist and fat-positive. I have extensive experience of working 121 with clients in my wellbeing work, in private practice as a counsellor and as a volunteer counsellor for various counselling charities. 

My qualifications and training includes:

  • Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • Certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Certification in Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Licensed mindfulness teacher 
  • Certified yoga teacher

    I am BACP registered.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work extensively with neurodivergent clients including ADHD and Autism. 

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£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

As with all of my offerings, counselling is available on a sliding scale to support accessibility. ‘Supporter’ pricing supports the financial provision of ‘supported’ pricing places.

Supported pricing: £45 per hour
Standard pricing: £55 per hour
Supporter pricing: £65 per hour

I also offer a number of free counselling sessions for people involved in social justice or activism work.

I offer sessions in person or online. In person sessions take place in Stirchley, B30 and I work with clients from all over South Birmingham, including Kings Heath, Selly Oak, Kings Norton, Moseley, Cotteridge, Bournville, Druids Heath, Bartley Green, Yardley Wood and Billesley. Online sessions take place via Zoom. 

When I work

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Further information

Sessions are available on a weekly or fortnightly basis. 

1474 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2NT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Access is via one flight of stairs. My therapy space includes chairs without arms that can accommodate bigger bodies, fidget toys and stim toys for neurodivergent accessibility and I will work with you to make other accommodations in the space.

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