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About me

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.

Outdoor Therapy

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.

Online Therapy

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

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

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My in-person sessions at Kiplin Hall are available on Mondays 

I have availability for online sessions on Wednesdays

Further information

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.

Kiplin Hall
Kiplin
Richmond
DL10 6AT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

Some outdoor areas accessible by wheelchair and there is dedicated parking. The Kiplin Hall accessibility statement gives an overview of all the areas of the grounds that would be accessible: https://kiplinhall.co.uk/accessibility-statement/

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

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Laura Bruton - outdoor therapist

Laura Bruton - outdoor therapist