About me

Hello, I'm Laura.

​I am a BACP Accredited professional psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I offer face-to-face sessions at my consulting room in Highgate, North London, adhering to all Covid protocols in order to keep you safe. I also offer sessions via Zoom online. 

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 have a particular interest in working with people who are experiencing difficulties within their personal relationships and wish to discuss this one-on-one.

About Therapy

I work in a psychodynamic and relational way. 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.

What I Offer

I offer adult one-on-one psychodynamic psychotherapy at a frequency of once or twice per week on an open-ended or short-term basis. My practice is diverse and welcoming of people of all ethnicities, gender identities and sexual identities.

​Before embarking upon therapy, I would ask that you consider your reasons for doing so. Short-term therapy can often be helpful when focusing on a particular concern, whilst commitment to a longer-term process usually allows for deeper insight into difficulties. In either case, it is essential that you are able to attend sessions a minimum of once per week on the same day and time which is mutually agreed upon at the beginning of our work together.

​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.

  • 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.

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Additional information

I offer a 20 minute informal telephone call at no charge where you can talk about what brings you to therapy and ask me any questions you may have about the process.

First Session

​The initial assessment session is £75 and lasts for 50 minutes. During our first meeting you will have chance to talk in more detail about what brings you to therapy. I will also ask you some questions about your present situation and gather some personal information. 

This initial session allows us the opportunity to see if we might be a good fit to work together, however, the assessment process will continue over a number of our early sessions together. 

Ongoing Sessions

Each session is £75 and lasts for 50 minutes. I offer some low-cost sessions for NHS workers which are currently full. 

Further information

Session Details

My consulting room is a 2 minute walk from Highgate tube station (Northern Line), making it easily accessible from most of London.

​Each session takes place on the same day(s) and same time(s) each week, agreed upon before our first session.

302a Archway Road
London
N6 5AU

Type of session

In person
Online