Laura Baker

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Dip Counselling, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Sale M33 & Manchester M2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 Does any of this sound like something you can resonate with...

  • Struggling with anxiety.
  • Feeling low and not sure why.
  • Feeling stressed.
  • Not feeling great about myself.
  • Feeling overwhelmed.
  • Lacking confidence.
  • Struggling to talk to others about how I am feeling. 
  • Unable to understand how I feel and make sense of it.

We all have times in our lives when we feel anxious, overwhelmed, confused or lost. Sometimes we feel too embarrassed to talk to someone we know or feel that they would not listen or understand. Therapy can help.

You may not know exactly what is wrong, or what brought you here. And that is okay. That’s where I can help.

I am a person-centred counsellor who puts the client at the heart of what I do. The focus is always going to be on you, and your wants and needs. I will work hard to create an empathic, non-judgemental relationship and environment where I will help you explore your feelings and experiences, deepen your understanding of self, as we bring into awareness where and why you might be stuck.

I am passionate about normalising “getting help”. I  believe that asking for help is often a huge first step and a catalyst for change. As a person-centred counsellor I believe that we are the experts of ourselves. I would love the opportunity to support you through self-discovery, finding your own answers and help you to feel empowered to look towards the future with a better outlook and make the changes you want in your own life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

  • Level 5 Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Accredited by BACP)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
  • 6 day Foundation Programme in Counselling Children and Young People provided by The Counselling and Family Centre, Altrincham
  • An introduction to working with Autism & ADHD provided by The Counselling & Family Centre, Altrincham
  • Understanding & working with Bereavement provided by Pendleside Hospice
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling provided by Counselling Tutor
  • Trauma Informed practice Training, Brook (internal) 
  • Autism & Counselling Training, Brook (internal) 
  • Mental Health Awareness Training, Brook (internal)
  • Safeguarding Train the Trainer, Caring for Care
  • Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace & Train the Trainer, The Training Initiative
  • Self Harm: The Problem or the Solution, Wellbeing Counselling Service


  • Experience of Counselling with Young People (13+) at two National Charities - Brook & Stop Breathe Think.
  • Experience of working with children and young people (11+) for Counselling & Wellbeing at a National Youth Charity.
  • Experience of counselling adults at Wellbeing Counselling Service who are experiencing difficulties following a bereavement.
  • Experience of working with young people and adults in Private Practice.

I work with both adults and young people experiencing a range of issues including: anxiety, low mood, depression, self-esteem, self-worth, self-harm, suicidal ideation, confidence, loneliness, identity, grief & loss, bereavement, family issues, relationship issues, trauma.

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


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute introductory call, this can take place over the phone or via Zoom. Please send me an email enquiry for my availability for this.

I understand the prospect of reaching out may be daunting and you may not know what to expect. In this first session, we will get to know each other a little more. It will be an opportunity for you to talk about what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get from it. Please do not worry if you don't yet know this, it's something we can work on together. 

Equally, it will give me the opportunity to explain to you the way in which I work. You will be able to ask any questions and together we can decide whether we feel we would be a good fit and wish to work together moving forward.

When I work

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Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their ethical framework.

I am committed to both personal and professional development and undertake regular CPD training.

I am trained in safeguarding.

I work with clients aged 13 and above in private practice.

I have an enhanced DBS.

I offer face to face sessions. Face to face sessions are currently offered at The Blend Centre, 9A Northenden Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 2DH and Manchester City Centre.

I offer secure end to end encrypted online session via Zoom, which allows you to access my service from the comfort of your home around your own busy schedule.

I offer telephone sessions. 

Sale, Cheshire, M33

Manchester Royal Exchange, St Ann's Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7DD

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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Laura Baker
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