Laura Graham, BSc, MSc, MA, MBACP Psychotherapist
Hello, I'm Laura.
I'm a professional and experienced psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, or have endured a loss or trauma, whether recently or in the past. Maybe you are unsure of why you feel like you do and wish to explore this further.
People come to talk with a psychotherapist for a wide variety of reasons.
I work with people who wish to make sense of their current difficulties in order to move forward into richer, more fulfilling lives.
I work in a psychodynamic and relational way with my work being influenced by C. G. Jung and his views on the human psyche. From this perspective, you are viewed as a unique person containing inherent potential for change.
My approach is empathic and collaborative.
Symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, are viewed as evidence the psyche is experiencing distress and unbalance. The aim of psychotherapy is to shed light on unconscious patterns which influence our lives and relationships outside of current awareness. Going to the source of difficulties in this way helps to promote long-lasting integration and change.
Therapy is a creative process that takes place between the two of us.
My work is additionally informed by attachment theory, existential theory, and Buddhist principles of healing and change.
I offer one-on-one psychodynamic psychotherapy at a frequency of once per week on an open-ended or short-term basis.
I enjoy working with people who wish to explore their potential, in a safe and confidential space, free from the constraints of traditional diagnostic labels. Nonetheless, if you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, I have the experience to work with this too.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist with the BACP with over 10 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and counselling. I have undergone extensive training in both the USA and the UK and work in full-time private practice.
- MA Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Seattle, USA
- Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice Training, The Bowlby Centre, UK
- MSc Occupational Psychology, UK
- BSc (Hons) Psychology, UK
I am currently undergoing further training in Adult Analysis at The Society of Analytical Psychology to qualify as a Jungian Analyst/ analytical psychologist.
As a member of the BACP I abide by their ethical framework with respect to confidentiality and conduct.
I am a registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office which ensures I adhere to the strictest policy regarding handling of your confidential data.
I have considerable experience working as an adult psychotherapist within the NHS, and additionally, as a team leader managing trainee therapists within a London based counselling organisation. I have also worked with people in recovery from addictions, people experiencing homelessness, and people with complex and chronic mental illness, in both the UK and USA. My practice is diverse.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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
My fee is £70 per 50 minute session.
Each session takes place on the same day and same time each week, agreed upon in our initial consultation.
My consulting room is a 5 minute walk from Angel tube station (Northern Line), making it easily accessible from most of London. The room is quiet and comfortable, with a downstairs waiting area.
I currently have availability on Monday and Thursday during the day for appointments.
Please email me and we will arrange a time to meet for an initial assessment session which is 50 minutes long. During our first meeting you will have chance to talk about what brings you to therapy and ask any questions you may have about the process. I will also ask you some questions about your present situation and some basic information about your family and life history. This allows us the opportunity to decide if we might be a good fit to work together.
The fee for the initial consultation is £70.