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Dip MBACP, Integrative counsellor

About me


My name is Laura, I am a fully qualified Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor offering both long and short-term therapy. 

We are all presented with many different challenges in all aspects of our daily lives, including work, health, relationships and with our own well-being. 

Reaching out for help can often feel overwhelming, however, the rewards in taking that difficult first step can be life-changing.

I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment that will allow you to talk openly and freely through whatever feels important to you. My integrative approach means that your therapy is individual to you. 

My aim is to provide you with all the support you require to positively move forward in your life with a greater sense of self-worth and happiness.

*I offer a free telephone assessment* (up to 30 mins)

At the assessment stage I provide a deeper explanation of how I work, and can also answer any questions or concerns you may have before we arrange a suitable appointment. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling.  
  • Level 3 certificate in counselling theory.
  • Level 2 certificate in counselling skills. 
  • Adult bereavement support training (working with bereaved clients). 
  • Certificate in trauma, the brain & recovery. 
  • How to do counselling online (a coronavirus primer).

I have gained experience as a counsellor working in a range of settings both voluntary and in private practice. I have worked with difference and diversity in people presenting with various issues. 

Organisations which I have had training and worked for include:

The Perry Clayman Project (private adult rehab)
Addictions include, alcohol, drugs, sex, gaming.

Here I worked with and supported clients who were either in detox, doing the 12-step programme or in recovery.

Common issues included anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, childhood/adult trauma, shame, loneliness, loss & fear. 

The probation service
Here I work with and support individuals on probation who have chosen to have counselling in order to make changes.

Common issues include feeling useless in society, feeling invisible, low self-esteem/confidence, childhood/adult trauma, fear, anxiety, shame, confused & suicidal thoughts. 

Farleigh Hospice
Here I support bereaved individuals experiencing grief and loss.

Common issues include the feeling of hopelessness, feeling stuck, regret, fear, anxiety, depression & suicidal thoughts.

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and am committed to continual professional development. 

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

  • £35 per session for adults (50 minutes) - Monday to Friday 9am-6pm
  • £40 per session for adults (50 minutes) - Monday to Friday 6pm onwards & weekends
  • £30 per session for student counsellors (50 minutes) - Monday to Sunday

Further information

I provide short & long-term counselling for adults (over 18's).

I provide counselling: 

  • face to face
  • online 
  • telephone

Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults