Laura Davenport Advanced Dip.Couns
The decision to try therapy may be because you are experiencing specific emotional challenges, or sometimes just feeling 'stuck' in a repeating pattern of destructive thoughts or behaviours. There are times when these issues can seem too difficult to unravel without professional support.
Experience has shown me that trust and a sense of connection are essential to effective therapy, namely to helping you work through the issues that trouble you.
For this reason I offer an initial half hour session at a nominal rate so that you can assess whether you feel comfortable working with me. This matters, as effective therapy is very much a collaborative way of working.
Therapy can be very freeing . Given a warm and accepting space, being properly heard, the process can enable you to re-engage with your life empowered by a greater awareness and the strengths borne of that....hope, acceptance and a sense of greater detachment from difficult aspects of the past or present.
I trained in the model of Integrative therapy. This offers my clients a range of therapeutic approaches which can be tailored to individual client needs (and as these may change) over time.
I am interested in all aspects of human experience, and have worked extensively within the areas of relationship, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, confidence issues, somatic illness, addiction, trauma and loss of self/direction in life. Alongside widely ranging life experiences which which are foundation to my therapeutic training, I hope to offer a strong foundation in support of my clients.
I offer short and long-term therapy according to client need. If you would like to arrange an initial consultation, I have flexible availability and would be very happy to offer you an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapy
Health and Safety certified.
Counselling in a private clinic
Working in a counselling team within a private clinic
Working with those in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse
Counselling in own private practice
I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to all of its ethical and professional standards.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial half-hour assessment £15
Low cost £35.00 (50 minutes)
Full cost £45.00 (50 minutes)
I offer face to face counselling and currently have some low cost appointment availability.
I also speak French & Italian.
My current availability is as follows:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday afternoons, Fridays, some evening and weekend sessions available