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(MSc Forensic Psych, BSc Psych, Ad Dip PC)

About me

My name is Laura, and I run New Day Therapy. I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor accredited and registered with The National Counselling Society.

Therapy can be life changing for some! It is used by many people to help with certain areas of their lives in which they need some direction, but, I am not the expert in your life, you are! My job is to help guide you over, above, or below obstacles on your journey throughout our time together.

I truly believe we are all so unique, that using only one style of therapy is not sufficient  enough in order for us to reach our goals. As I am an integrative counsellor, I therefore look at the person as a whole and tailor therapy to meet their individual needs. I do this by mixing a range of theories and approaches such as: cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); the psychodynamic approach to look at childhood and early experiences; and the person-centred approach. I am able to pull out what I believe will be the most relevant and beneficial parts of each approach and technique, and integrate them to meet the needs of each individual person.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Forensic & Investigative Psychology (Distinction)

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

I have experience working with children and young people from as young as 11 years old.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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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

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please note I do not work with children under 11 years old.

Fees

From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Initial consultations are over the phone and free (10-15 minutes)

£45 per 50 minute face-to-face/online/telephone session for individuals. 'Walk and Talk' sessions are available (weather dependent).

£240 for a block booking of 6 sessions for individuals (must be paid in full after the first session).

£55 per 50 minute session for couples or £70 for 90 minute sessions.

Discounts on individual sessions are available for those on a low income or in full-time education (proof must be provided).

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Thur: 9am - 7pm

Fri: 9am - 7pm

Sat: 10am - 1pm

Free initial consultations by phone are available Monday - Saturday

Further information

You may feel like you just need to talk and have someone there to listen, or you may feel you want to learn new techniques to help yourself in your current situation, or you may want to feel more equipped in knowing how to handle emotions/situations in the future. Whatever it may be, I am here to support you with that.

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Kirk Hall, Cross House, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

My counselling room is upstairs with no lift in the building. I am happy to meet at a suitable place for you if you have mobility problems.

Online platforms

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