Laura Drane MA, MBACP, MFDAP

Laura Drane MA, MBACP, MFDAP


07861 708346

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07861 708346

About me

I have been working as a therapist for several years, and have experience of both one-to-one work and group therapy. I am qualified to work with all emotional and psychological issues and have a special interest in addiction, both substance and behavioural.

In addition to my private practice, I work for the Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone; one of the country's leading private Psychiatric Hospitals, and 'The Living Room' in Stevenage; an award-winning addiction treatment centre.

My training at The University of Hertfordshire was based on the Psychodynamic model - focusing on unconscious patterns of relating, and the links between childhood experiences and current problem behaviours and issues.

I tailor my work to suit each individual client, I offer a compassionate and confidential space to explore whatever issues are current. I practice integrity and work to an ethical code which puts the clients' needs first at all times.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling
Introduction to Counselling
BACP - Working with Obesity - Looking at Food Addiction & Binge Eating Disorder
Transformational Chairwork - Dr Scott Kellogg
Stop Smoking - Level 2 Intermediate - Smokefree Hertfordshire
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Working with Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Julia Buckroyd
Love in The Time of The Internet (Internet & Sex Addiction) - The Wimbledon Guild
Projective Identification in Practice - WPF
The Link Between Rage & Shame - Sue Parker-Hall
Safeguarding Children
Group therapy and one to one counselling with all addictions

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In addition to addiction, I have a special interest in working with all types of relationship issues. I have a profound understanding of the cycle of staying in, and returning to abusive and unfulfilling relationships, and have many years' experience of working with co-dependency, love addiction and addiction to sex and pornography. I have worked extensively with clients who fear intimacy and avoid intimate relationships or who struggle to maintain meaningful relationships of any kind.


£50 per session.
I offer some sessions at a reduced rate for low/unwaged clients.

Further information

Free assessment.
Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

Maps & Directions

Hertford, SG14

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Contact me for availability.

Types of client