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About me

I help people improve their psychological well-being, aid self-discovery and empower positive change, I can do this by offering a bespoke counselling service, tailored to suit your needs.

You may be considering therapy for general self-development and finding a more satisfying and meaningful life. Or it may be that you have some specific challenges and issues you wish to work through.

While theories have their place in a therapeutic process, a critical part of our work will be the quality of the relationship between us. You will need a safe, confidential, trusting and collaborative space to attend to yourself. Together we will find different ways of coping, find peace and improve your quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Humantistic) (WCG).
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (BSY GROUP).
  • Diploma in Specialist Counselling (BSY GROUP).
  • ABC Certificate Cruse Bereavement Care- Intensive course in Loss, Grief and Bereavement.
  • Couples Counselling (Relate).
  • Systemic Family and Couple Therapy (University of Oxford).
  • Low arousal approach certification (Studio 3).
  • Children and Young people Counselling and Psychotherapy training-(WCG).
  • Certification teaching mindfulness to teens. (Centre of mindfulness).
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - 80 hour

Professional experience

Experience as Counsellor for a leading mental health charity EDMHSS working specifically with children and adolescents.

Counsellor for Age Uk working with the over 65's, working with bereavement, health issues, marital issues, separation and loneliness.

Cruse Bereavement Care initially I worked as part of the administration team, managing allocations, being the first port of call for distress clients, uploading sensitive data onto the computer systems etc. As a counsellor I supported those experiencing complex trauma after a sudden and unexpected bereavement.

Family support practitioner at Sue Ryder's Leckhampton Court Hospice, I provided those who were diagnosed with very complex life limiting conditions along with their family members, friends and carers with psychological and emotional support.

Therapeutic Practitioner at Studio 3's clinical services based in Alcester, working alongside local authorities, social workers, nexus fostering services, with foster carers who have children in a placement with them. Providing detailed psychological/behavioural assessments for the children who are in receipt of community-based support the main duties were based around conducting detailed assessments to identify and respond to the child’s individual needs and abilities.
Identifying and supporting families and young people in recognising and understanding the true impact of poor life experiences, trauma, abuse and neglect.

  • Independent baseline and specialist clinical assessments
  • The development and maintenance of management guidelines and risk assessments/enhanced risk assessments.
  • Individual Behavioural Support Programmes
  • Integrated 'good life' approaches to changing difficult behaviours - i.e. positive psychology interventions
  • Independent monitoring, evaluation and review
  • Psychological and integrated psychotherapeutic support including direct therapeutic work with young people and staff (for individuals one-on-one, as well as in group settings)
  • Psychological health assessments and long-term support
  • Crisis support for young people who present with behaviours which may be concerning or challenging, including immediate telephone support.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I provide individual therapeutic support on a case-by-case basis, and tend to work primarily with highly complex situations and people. Much of my work focuses on extreme anger, physical and verbal aggression, self-injurious behaviour and self-harm. In addition, I employ trauma-informed approaches in work with individuals who suffer with trauma or abuse across the lifespan.

I always encourage you to pay attention to the whole of you, especially in regards to how you perceive, control and evaluate emotions, how you develop self-awareness and how you build up a sense of safety and resilience before working with painful experiences or traumatic memories.

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From £65.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga

Additional information

Face to Face Counselling and Psychotherapy.

£65 per 1 hour session/ Concession rates £45 1 hour session.

  • Face to Face Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore what brings you to counselling in a confidential, relaxing space where you can take yourself away from your regular routine and fully engage in the counselling process.
  • Counsellors are trained to observe your non-verbal communication (for example, the expressions on your face, the way you are sitting) to get a deeper understanding of what you are saying.
  • It enables you to develop your communication skills.
  • It is a more personal form of therapy.
  • As the roots of counselling started in the counselling room, face to face counselling can benefit a huge range of counselling concerns.

Walk and Talk Therapy

£65 per 1 hour session. Concession rates £45 1 hour session.

  • Counselling sessions conducted in a natural environment to improve both mental and physical health.
  • Improved confidence in ability and motivation to incorporate regular low impact physical exercise into lifestyle.
  • Risk Assessed walks of varying intensity and difficulty (from strolling on a flat route to a more challenging terrain to suit all levels of physical ability).
  • A variety of walks (for example alongside water, wooded environment, park walk etc).
  • Potential for conventional counselling sessions if necessary/desired (or onward referral).

Telephone Counselling

£60 per 1 hour session/ Concession rates £45 1 hour session.

  • It is more convenient, you can be at home whilst on the call.
    There are no geographical limits.
  • There is no need to make other arrangements to make appointments (e.g. childcare, time off work, etc.).
  • It gives a greater sense of anonymity.
  • It is ideal for people who find travelling difficult.
  • It can provide an effective way to access counselling that may not previously have been available for the person.
  • It removes the stigma of physically attending a counselling session.

Online Counselling via Zoom.

£60 per 1 hour session. Concession rates £45 1 hour session.

  • Zoom is very easy to use. It is secure and private. As a method of delivering online therapy, it is a robust and great solution.
  • Zoom offers a video communications system for unlimited 1-to-1 meetings.
  • It is available to use on a wide range of internet communication and hardware systems.
  • Support is offered via; video tutorials, IM chat and a demo (if requested).
  • The system has file sharing, screen share and annotation capabilities.
  • After initial set up and entering the meeting room, the system is very straightforward to follow.
  • The quality of sound and video is usually excellent.


Sessions are 60 minutes long and usually take place at the same time each week. I offer a FREE 15 minute initial consultation call for us to discuss whether counselling could be helpful to you. If so we will agree on a regular time and day to meet moving forward.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible/negotiable depending on current caseload. Evenings/weekends available on request.

Further information

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Laura Dee Counselling and Psychotherapy, Island House, Lower High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4RR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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