Laura Bearman

Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21
07512 287918 07512 287918
Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21

About me

People seek counselling and psychotherapy for a huge range of reasons. It could be that you are experiencing changes in your life resulting in feeling low, frustrated or confused. You may want to explore and change issues you have struggled with for a long time. Maybe you are having difficulty with certain relationships and do not know how to manage them. You might want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and improve your confidence and self-esteem. Whatever you are going through, talking to someone not involved in your day-to-day life can help you to work though, accept or change aspects of your life and relieve your distress.​

Having counselling can be a daunting prospect and difficult to know what to expect. I can offer you a listening ear alongside a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment to positively support you with any emotional, personal and relationship difficulties you may be experiencing. Rather than imposing solutions, I will instead support you in taking steps to explore your individual difficulties at your own pace, which can provide you with a greater understanding of them and therefore help you discover the best solution that works for you.

It is important that you feel comfortable to work with me and so to help you with this I offer a free 25 minute initial session. During this time we will discuss what help and support you would like from counselling and any concerns or questions you have. This will give you the opportunity to decide if counselling is the right form of support and if I am the right person for you. ​Each individual session lasts for 50 minutes, usually on a weekly basis, and depending on what you feel is best for you I am able to work with you short-term over a period of a few weeks or on a longer term basis. We will work at the pace you feel comfortable and our work together will be reviewed regularly to make sure we are both on the same page and working towards your goals.​

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist; I have completed a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (2009) and an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2015). I have worked with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of distress.​

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I agree to adhere to the good counselling practice as described by the BACP ethical guidelines. This ensures I treat everyone with the same respect and that I deliver a safe and professional level of counselling, keeping your best interests at the core. Alongside this, I regularly attend supervision and engage in further professional training, to make sure I can help you in the best way possible.​

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Personal growth
  • Loss

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

Initial consultation (25 minutes): Free of charge​
Individual session (50 minutes): £45​
A reduced fee is available for counsellors in training

Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Laura Bearman

Laura Bearman