Laura Bruton - outdoor therapist
I’m Laura Bruton, a Psychotherapist based in North Yorkshire.
I am an Integrative therapist which means I am skilled in a range of approaches and can tailor therapy sessions to meet your needs. I offer both long-term and short-term therapy. I enjoy working with my clients to explore the situations or experiences they find difficult and many of my clients report feeling more like their 'true self' as work progresses.
Lots of people feel unsure about taking the plunge and starting therapy. Maybe you feel like things are tricky or challenging but aren't sure how therapy might help? I offer a free 20 minute phone or zoom call to anyone who wants to find out more about how I work and how therapy might help.
I am experienced at working with stress, anger and anger-management, anxiety and depression; relationship difficulties and struggles in the workplace; bereavement, loss and traumatic experiences and issues with self-esteem and identity.
As an experienced psychotherapist, I provide a range of services to individuals and couples.
I also work as a supervisor so supervise the work of other therapists and trainees.
I specialise in working outdoors in the grounds of Kiplin Hall, North Yorkshire. This environment, with its lake, woodland and gardens offers a range of spaces to explore and connect with nature as part of your therapy journey.
For couples or people who would rather work online, I provide sessions via zoom
I look forward to meeting you and being alongside you in the next step of your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor from a BACP accredited training in 2013
I completed my MSc in Psychotherapy accredited by Newman University in 2016. I also became an accredited Psychotherapist and Full Clinical Member of the UKCP.
I obtained a Diploma in Supervision and am a registered supervisor on the UKCP supervisors directory. This means I support other counsellors and psychotherapists with their clinical practice.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss my services and for you to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Outdoor sessions last 60 mins and are £60.
Although all subsequent therapy sessions will be held outdoors, the initial session will be online. These first sessions involve sharing personal details and information about your history so working online for this first session allows us to share that information in a completely private space and discuss the practicalities of working outdoors.
Online sessions last 50 mins and are £50
My in-person sessions at Kiplin Hall are available on Mondays
I have availability for online sessions on Wednesdays
Kiplin Hall offers lots of options for therapy sessions. If you want to walk during your session then there are routes we can take around the grounds, walking around the lake or in the woodland.
There are also hidden corners - a bench in the orchard, shelter underneath groups of pines, sitting in the grassy meadow with a view of the lake. You can choose where you would like to have your session and we can find places off the beaten track and away from other visitors
There is a lot more detail about practical aspects of working outdoors on my website, including answers to some frequently asked questions.
If you'd like to find out more about my services or book an initial session then do contact me.