Counselling will offer you the opportunity to explore the kinds of problems which many of us encounter at either home or work, whether they are current problems of a practical nature or repetitive patterns from your past, affecting your daily life.
Laura will work to help you make the changes you want, in a professional environment, where you will feel safe and respected, using effective psychotherapy to make a real difference to your life.
An example of some of the issues Laura works with are: abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, communication, confidence, depression, procrastination, redundancy, relationship problems, stress and worry.
Laura will listen to you with skill and empathy, remaining non-judgemental with the aim of supporting you to make the changes you seek. Or if you are unsure why you feel unhappy, then that’s OK too; you will have the space to explore this and we will work at a pace that is right for you.
The practice is situated in central Horsham and easily accessible by car, foot or public transport. Fees are £50 for individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Laura has a Postgraduate Clinical Diploma in Counselling and specialises in Transactional Analysis (TA). She qualified in 2013 and undertakes regular professional development in order to keep updated with current issues and to continue her learning.
She has received specialist training in: Transactional Analysis, Animal Assisted Therapy, working therapeutically outdoors, LGBT, NLP, Self Harm, the Mind Be-friending Scheme and the Mental Health organisation.
As a Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) and the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), Laura adheres to their Codes of Ethics & Professional Practice, and has regular Supervision as such. Laura is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of May 2018.
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.
UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA (org))
UK Association for Transactional Analysis
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session
Laura offers a no-obligation, free half an hour for you to explain your situation. She will respond whether psychotherapy or counselling will be of benefit to you and if you decide to work together, you will then schedule regular sessions.
Sessions cost £50 and last 50 minutes.
When I work
Monday - Friday, 0900 - 1700hrs
Some evenings & Saturday mornings by prior arrangement
Transactional Analysis (TA) is a humanistic philosophy which was developed by the late Eric Berne, MD. There are 3 fundamental beliefs of TA:
People are OK - both you and I have worth, value and dignity; essentially mutual acceptance.
Everyone has the capacity to think – it is our responsibility to decide what we want from life and live with the consequences of our actions.
People are autonomous - we decide our own destiny.
TA offers theories of personality and a wide variety of frameworks in which to understand how we are structured psychologically. Simple methods allow us to explore theory such as the ego state model, to help identify our current ways of communicating for example, and our life script, to identify repetitive, obstructive patterns and problems we set up for ourselves. TA is used broadly, both in the treatment of everyday challenges and personality disorders.
TA is flexible and can also be applied when working therapeutically outdoors. Working in a natural environment can focus more on breathing, movement and connecting to nature.