Laura Colman - Fern Green Wellness; Counselling
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;
- 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 for 50 minutes indoors or 1 hour therapy in nature.
Registered Member of BACP