Laura Buksh

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Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have over 10 years of experience working with vulnerable clientele (children and adults) within Victim Support, Sexual Assault Referral Centres, Fostering Agencies, Domestic Abuse Charities and the Police. I am an experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with a speciality in working with survivors of Domestic and Sexual abuse; working with trauma and PTSD. Previous positions include Children's Therapy Service Manager, Crisis Worker, Sexual violence counsellor for adults and children & young persons (CYP) and CYP case manager.

I support clients with anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, bullying, gender identity, self-harm, disordered eating, phobias and addictions. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which to help promote growth and change.

I have an MSc in Forensic & Investigative Psychology and a degree in Counselling. I am a qualified Young Person Violence Advisor (YPVA), qualified mental health first aider and a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) with over 500 hours.

I grew up in Borneo, California, Norway and England and also spent significant periods of time in Italy, Brazil and Australia which afforded me the opportunity to gain cultural competency.

As a therapist working with children and adults - the most rewarding part of my role is to help assist clients in their journey of empowerment in finding their voice. Helping clients overcome adversity they may have experienced to return to a sense of normality and find themselves again is always at the core of any sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Not all people respond to one type of psychotherapy. I utilise a variety of psychotherapy theories and methodologies to provide the best possible treatment outcomes for clients. The types of therapies provided are listed and described below.

Behavioral Psychotherapy

A structured behavioral model that examines environmental triggers that produce emotional and physiological responses. Undesirable behaviors can occur and lead to negative consequences. The goal is to change problematic behaviour.

Person centred

Harnesseses the client's natural self-healing process. Given the right relationship with the therapist, clients can decide what they want to do with their lives. To this end, person-centred therapy is a personal growth model also known as non-directive therapy. 

Sand tray

A type of play therapy that encourages people to express their inner world in a non-verbal way. Therapy may last from one session to multiple sessions that happen over a period of time. Studies have shown it can help people talk about their previous trauma and ongoing challenges.

Dyadic developmental psychotherapy

A psychotherapeutic treatment method for families that have children with symptoms of emotional disorders, including complex trauma and attachment disorders. Builds secure relationships that help the child manage stress and emotions better. The child is helped to heal from past trauma.


Can help achieve control over behaviours. It may help manage anxiety or pain. During hypnosis, a person is more susceptible to suggestion but they do not lose control over behaviour.


A practice of awareness and noticing your mind, body and surroundings in the present moment without judgement.

Neurolinguistic programming

An approach to communication and personal development that focuses on how individuals organise their thinking, feelings and language. It has been used to assess and treat a variety of clinical symptoms, including depression, anxiety and stress.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

A talking therapy that can help manage issues by changing the way you think and behave. It's most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.

I am also currently studying Somatic Therapy.

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

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling fees

Initial consultation 30 min - Free 

Individual session 60 min - £60

Student 60 min - £45

Supervision fees

Qualified clinical supervision60 min - £60

Student clinical supervision 60 min - £40

Reduced cost sessions

There are a limited number of reduced-cost £45 sessions, so please ask if you need one. These are subject to availability.

The first session is charged at a reduced rate and is your chance to see if I am the right therapist for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Normal operating hours are 8am-7pm. 

Out of Hours from 8pm-9pm are offered at an additional £10 surcharge

Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams


In person

Currently taking on students for clinical supervision or practitioners who work within a trauma setting

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Laura Buksh
Laura Buksh