Laura Brown

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Preston PR5 & PR2
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Update: I am currently offering both online (fee £45)& face to face (fee £55) sessions, I am happy to discuss with you which would be most suitable.

Why should you choose me to help you? ...

As I don't know you or your circumstances yet, it's a difficult question to answer. However it is my first priority, to find out about you and what is important for you to get help with.

As a psychotherapist with considerable varied experience gained over 17 years of practice, working alongside my clients to alleviate mental health, psychological & emotional difficulties.

I would describe my style of interaction as open, non-judgemental & collaborative. I aim to work by your side to give you the support & strategies you need to feel empowered to move towards your future in a better state of mind.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is my main mode of work, but I employ it in my practice in an integrative non-prescriptive way with other techniques that might best benefit you.

My private practice allows me to offer one to one sessions on flexible terms. We will always devise a plan of treatment that is best suited to your individual needs using evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside other proven techniques. Putting you & your issues at the centre of the therapy is of the highest importance for me.

Children & Young People: My practice history also includes working with children & young people however in private practice there are special considerations that apply to Children. Such as different rules surrounding confidentiality & individual sessions, also additional  medical & ethical vigilance. So if you have a child who you think would benefit from therapy please contact me and we can discuss the most appropriate course of action.

Home Visits & Online Therapy: Please contact me to discuss home visits or online therapy if you have personal specific circumstances that would make this your best form of contact. However the possibility of this would need to be assessed thoroughly, including risk, boundaries, safeguarding, confidentiality & technical security. I reserve the right to decline this if I do not believe it is an appropriate course of action.

In order for you to make a decision as to if we could work appropriately together I offer 20 minute (free of charge) telephone conversation, to allow you to ask any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with a post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy in 2006, after completing a degree in psychology and a certificate in person centred counselling. I have completed additional training in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Treating Eating Disorders.

I have worked in general practice & inpatient settings, with conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorder, phobia & other accompanying complications.

I have worked in within the NHS & private sector, within varied departments.

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 also assist with non specific issues such as feeling low, dissatisfied, being easily irritated, overly emotional or tearful.

I have worked with EAP's in the past so have experience of work related stress and coping with work pressures.

generalised anxiety disorder
relationship issues
panic disorder
feeling sad
family issues

& post accident or illness recovery

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£45.00 - £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am offering telephone and online (vidieo call) sessions at a reduced rate of £45.

Face to face session rate is £55 inclusive of appropriate therapeutic room hire.

Payment can be made in cash or via online options.

In certain circumstances block payment can be made which would allow a discount rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently only have in person availability on Wednesday's during the day. Other availability is currently remote only.

Further information

My approach & rationale to treatment is on an individual basis, I believe it is important to provide high quality tailored therapy to my clients as this offers the best recovery outcome and most successful working relationship.

Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

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