Laura Ferguson (BSc Psychology, Ad Dip PC, Dip Hyp CS)
My name is Laura, and I run New Day Therapy based in West Lothian. 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; transactional analysis (TA); Gestalt therapy; 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
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Ad Dip PC
Dip Hyp CS
I have extensive experience working with children and young people from as young as 11 years old.
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.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Please note I do not work with children under 11 years old.
Initial consultations are over the phone and free (10-15 minutes)
£40 per 50/55 minute session for individuals.
£210 per block booking of 6 sessions for individuals (must be paid in full after the first session).
£50 per 50/55 minute session for couples or £65 for 90 minute sessions.
Discounts for those on a low income or in full-time education are also available (proof must be provided).
Concessions offered for
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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*Face-to-face sessions will resume when possible.