Laura Colquhoun Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP, BPS, FdA, BA (Hons), Adv PG Dip COUPLES & INDIVIDUALS

About me

I have two practices that I work from. One in Harley Street London and one in Cirencester in The Cotswolds.

Both practices work with INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES. Please click on the practice you would like to work with;

www.theharleystreettherapist.co.uk

www.counselling-gloucestershire.co.uk

Therapy comes in all different shapes and forms and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client or clients, we are all individuals after all.

I practice Integrative Therapy which means I draw on theory from Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Person Centred schools working with individuals and couples.

I also have an interest in Jungian and Gestalt theories and am continuingly looking at new teachings to find the best way to work with and help my clients. This might be through art, drawing, music or experiential exercise and perhaps mindfulness and meditation.

Sometimes all a client needs is someone just to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non judgemental way, giving them the space to get to know themselves completely.

Therapy is normally conducted with weekly sessions, at a time which is convenient to the client, where they can commit to the number of sessions that are needed to affect change.

Therapy can be short or long term. This is decided after an initial hour-long assessment and when the work commences by looking at and constructing a plan and contract and by continually examining the work as it progresses.

I put you, the client or clients, at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you manage your life more happily and successfully.

I work with individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • (Alcohol and substance abuse)
  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Couples
  • Sex
  • Obsession
  • Anger
  • Abuse
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Self esteem
  • Co-dependency
  • Suicide
  • Life changes
  • Work problems
  • Disability
  • Bereavement

I work with individuals and couples.

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy and a FdA (Foundation Degree) in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also have a Level 7 Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Psychosexual studies.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and The BPS.

I practice ethically, morally and with absolute dedication to the well-being of my clients and to the standards set out by the BACP.

I am committed to ‘continuous professional development’ and am constantly reading journals and new research on effective methods of psychotherapeutic intervention.

I carry professional indemnity insurance and am DBS checked to work with children and adults.

Before becoming a therapist I worked for many years in the music and film industry in London and have a strong business background.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have an Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy and Psychosexual studies working with sexual problems in relationships.

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fees vary according to which practice you are using.

Cirencester fees are £55 per hour for individuals and £85 per hour for couples.

Harley Street fees are £120 per hour for individuals and £150 per hour for couples.

Both of these fees are negotiable based on circumstance.

Please email me with your personal circumstances to discuss.

When I work

I work at my practices from 8am-9pm weekdays and by arrangement on weekends. Please contact me with your needs to discuss availability.

I work with both individuals and couples.

Further information

I work in a safe and ethical space with both couples and individuals.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

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.

Social