Laura Colman

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Lowestoft NR33 & Beccles NR34
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About me

Hello, I'm Laura. I'm 39 and I live in the Lowestoft area. I have been working in private practice since 2017.

The counselling I offer is about working together to find new ways forward, so you feel less alone in whatever it is you're going through. Giving the  space that enables you to figure out the way forward, the things that need to be spoken about and the changes that need to be made. I will guide, question and direct at times, when it feels appropriate but the way forward is determined by you and what you would like from the sessions.

Whilst I have seen many clients with different concerns I specialise in the following areas;

  • Anxiety
  • 3 Step ReWind for difficult & traumatic experiences & phobias including pregnancy/birth/postpartum experiences
  • Walking and reflective therapy in nature
  • Creative therapies for adults and teens.

The space I provide is a delicate balance of sensitive listening and authentic presence. I am flexible in my approach, which naturally differs from person to person.

A little about me

After experiencing depression and anxiety I became a client in my early twenties. My own recovery inspired me to become a counsellor to have the chance to help others, like yourself. I have had panic attacks, generalised anxiety and pure OCD. In the most difficult phase I could barely leave my house. Years later I travelled alone to Australia, staying for 10 months.

I know what it feels like to live with a constant worry distracting you from life. It's exhausting.

The counselling

I've worked with a wide range of clients and have experience of knowing what works well. My counselling style will be influenced by who you are and what you are experiencing. I can offer techniques for anxiety and stress reduction if appropriate. 

Walking and reflective therapy in nature

Some people also find being in a room, initially too overwhelming. Walking side by side appears to lower the anxiety for clients with the added bonus of some exercise!

Being in nature has proven to have many physical and psychological benefits. Helping us to be present and feel connected with the World around us. Natural spaces have a calming effect on us, this allows a 'slowing down' which can offer a reflection of our feelings and thoughts.

We can use the natural resources we find to help make connections to how you may be feeling, sometimes feelings can be more easily expressed through metaphors and the things we see around us. We can walk slowly and can choose to sit if you would prefer.

I offer sessions on the beach in Pakefield, at Gunton woods, Carlton Marshes, Beccles Common & Beccles Quay (Marsh Lakes walk).  

Creative therapies

As a creative person, I know first hand the benefits of expressing things through a creative medium. We can work together creatively to make sense of what you are going through / feel stuck on. Creative ways of working can include using cards, paints, spider diagrams, objects, charcoal, figurines, sand tray etc.


I am a qualified Re-Wind practitioner, originally to work with birth trauma but the technique can be applied across the board. Any particularly challenging and distressing experiences can be worked with in this way, which involves talking as little or as much as you would like. The technique involves relaxation and being with the memories in a disconnected way.

Want to know more?

Please visit my website, I also have a Facebook page which I post to regularly.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Currently completing Level 5 Certificate in Counselling CYP
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia
  • Advanced Certificate in Creative Therapies - Colchester Life-Force 
  • 3 Step ReWind Practitioner Training
  • Children & Teens 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
  • Level 2 & 3 CPCAB Certificates in Counselling Skills and Study - Central College Nottingham


  • Private practice, working with a wide range of clients since 2017
  • Specialist Mental Health Mentor for University Students 
  • Working in high schools offering 1:1 and group focused work.
  • Co-facilitator on the counselling degree program at East Coast College
  • Young persons team at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, offering 1:1 emotional support for between 6 & 12 sessions for 14+ year olds. Solution focused work.
  • Previous voluntary positions were working with students at the University of East Anglia doing short term work (6 sessions), at Norwich Mind and at MAP in Great Yarmouth working with 18-25 year olds.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 for 50 minutes indoors or 1 hour therapy in nature.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Registered Member of BACP

Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33

Manor House Practice, 7 Manor House Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9QG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Laura Colman
Laura Colman