Laura Colquhoun MBACP, FdA, BA (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Therapy comes in all different shapes and forms and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all.
I practice Integrative Therapy which means I draw on theory from Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic and Person Centred schools.
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, at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you manage your life more happily and successfully.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with:
- (Alcohol and substance abuse)
- Self esteem
- Life changes
- Work problems
I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy and a FdA (Foundation Degree) in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
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 during the next academic year I am working towards an MSC (Masters Degree) in Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy), at Exeter University.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
My fees vary according to which practice you are using.
Cirencester fees are £60 per hour.
Harley Street fees are £150 per hour.
Both of these fees are negotiable based on circumstance.
Please email me with your personal circumstances to discuss.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work at my practices from 8am-6pm weekdays and by arrangement on weekends. Please contact me with your needs to discuss availability.
Types of client