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Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling

Lowestoft NR33 & Beccles NR34 07421 813931 07421 813931
Lowestoft NR33 & Beccles NR34
07421 813931 07421 813931

About me

Hello, I'm Laura. I'm 35 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;

  • anxiety
  • walking and reflective therapy in nature
  • Creative therapies for adults and children
  • Yoga 1:1 sessions for children 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, 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
  • 1:1 and group work in various local high schools through Nature & Nurture therapies.

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

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.

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 paints, spider diagrams, objects, charcoal, figurines, sand tray etc.

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

Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of East Anglia

Advanced Certificate in Creative Therapies - Colchester Life-Force -  currently studying.

Level 2 & 3 Certificates in Counselling Skills and Study - Central College Nottingham

BSc (hons) Sport & Exercise Science - Nottingham Trent University - 2.1

Experience

Primary School Counsellor in Great Yarmouth working with 8-11 year olds, using play and creative therapy.

Working in high schools offering 1:1 and group focused work.

Previously worked as a co-facilitator on the counselling degree program at East Coast College

Previously worked in the young persons team at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Mind, offering 1:1 emotional support for between 6 & 12 sessions. 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

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

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Fees

£35 for 50 minutes indoors or 1 hour therapy in nature.

Further information

Registered Member of BACP

Evolution Therapies
Riverside Business Centre
1 Riverside Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 0TQ

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Day times - Monday Evenings - Monday & Tuesdays. Outside availability can be flexible.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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