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.
I work with people of all ages, but I have extensive experience working with children and young people from as young as 11 years old.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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)
£35 per 50/55 minute session for individuals.
£195 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).
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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- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
If you require wheelchair access, I am happy to meet at a suitable place for you.
Monday: 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Free initial consultations by phone are available Monday - Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|