Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling
Hello, I'm Laura. I'm 34 and I live in the Lowestoft area.
The counselling I offer is about working together. We will find new ways forward, so you feel less alone in whatever it is you're going through.
Whilst I have seen many clients with different concerns I specialise in the following areas;
- walking and reflective therapy in nature
Most of us take far too long out reach out and get the help we need. We tell ourselves that it isn't bad enough and that others have it worse. All of us at times need someone supportive and empathic to help us heal. It doesn't mean that we are weak or a failure. In fact seeking help is courageous and I am in awe of the clients I work with.
A little about Me
After experiencing depression and anxiety I became a client, over 10 years ago now. My own recovery inspired me to become a counsellor to have the chance to help others, like yourself.
As well as private practice I work as a
- School counsellor at St.Nicholas Priory C.E V.A. Primary School
- Co-facilitator at East Coast College on the Counselling degree
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
Being in nature has proven to have many physical and psychological benefits.
It helps 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 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 and at Carlton Marshes, if you live a little further away we can find somewhere that suits us both.
Want to know more?
Please visit my website; www.ferngreenwellness.co.uk,
I also have a Facebook page which I post to regularly.
I may also be able to see clients in Norwich & Loddon- contact me to check availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia
Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Study - Central College Nottingham
BSc (hons) Sport & Exercise Science - Nottingham Trent University - 2.1
Primary School Counsellor in Great Yarmouth working with 8-11 year olds, using play and creative therapy.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
£35 for 50 minutes indoors or 1 hour therapy in nature.
Registered Member of BACP
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day times - Monday & Saturday. Evenings - Monday & Fridays
Types of client