About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship difficulties?

I provide a safe, supportive and empathetic space where you can think about yourself and anything that's bothering you. I will share my insights and reflections to help you understand yourself better and make positive changes in your life. Therapy will always follow the pace you’re comfortable with, giving you time and space to reflect on your situation and consider the best way forward.

I've experienced the huge benefits of counselling many, many times - both as a patient and psychotherapist. I'm extremely passionate about mental health and love giving people the support they need to find self-acceptance and live a happier life. 

Whether you've just encountered a problem or have been struggling for a long time, it can take a lot of courage to seek help - but it's likely to be one of the best things you've ever done. Contact me for a free, no-obligation consultation to find out more about counselling and consider whether it's right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Level 4 Award in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Qualified Mental Health First Aider

I'm trained in a variety of different counselling styles and tailor my approach according to each client's individual needs. I mainly draw on psychodynamic psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), balancing tools to help people manage current problems with exploring the deeper roots/causes underneath.

I have worked for a variety of organisations, including universities, helplines and charities. I provide counselling for a wide variety of people, but have a particular passion for working with students and performers.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Fully insured, DBS-checked & safeguarding trained.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Laura Duester

Laura Duester