Laura Green

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MSc, MBACP Registered Counsellor- Creative Souls Counselling
Available for new clients
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Stoke-On-Trent ST7 & Newcastle ST5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome! Feeling a bit overwhelmed and unsure where to start? Hopefully this page will enable you to decide if I might be the right therapist to help you...

Would you like to feel more confident? Are you looking for a deeper connection with yourself and others?  Would you like a clearer sense of purpose and direction in your life?

I believe that in the right conditions, we can thrive- not just survive. However, sometimes unresolved issues and trauma, self-limiting beliefs and overwhelming emotions such as anxiety and depression can be a block.

I aim to create the right conditions so that you can explore what may be holding you back. To achieve this, I place an emphasis on:

  • Building trust
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Listening
  • Honesty
  • Autonomy

I believe that ALL emotions are valid and natural responses to lived experiences, including trauma. I aim to offer you a supportive space where you can feel and process your emotions, without judgement or advice. 

My hope is that through our work together, you will learn to listen to yourself and discover your own inner capacity to face life's challenges and pursue your dreams!

What I offer

Online/ Phone Counselling:

Sessions take place regularly online via Zoom or by phone, in your own chosen safe, private space. This is a convenient way to fit counselling around your schedule, as sessions are available at various times throughout the day, with some early morning and evening slots available. 

Outdoor therapy:

Being in nature can be a great way of connecting with yourself. This type of counselling allows you to experience the freedom of being outdoors, whilst being held within a nurturing space. Physical movement, mindfulness and engaging the senses can all bring shifts in perspectives, creativity and a deeper intuition
 
Outdoor sessions take place in a variety of beautiful countryside locations surrounding one of the villages near Newcastle-under-Lyme. Tailored to suit your needs and preferences, sessions can involve a gentle or more challenging walk, sitting still- or a mixture of both.

​If you choose outdoor therapy, we will begin with at least one online session to assess the suitability of this type of therapy and discuss how to make the sessions work best for you. We will decide on a location, and meet there at our agreed appointment time. 

I do offer slightly longer sessions of an hour and a half if you feel you would benefit from this and would like to walk a bit further, or do some deeper work

My counselling approach

As a person-centred counsellor, I take my lead from you. I believe you are the expert on yourself and your life experiences. Offering empathy and warmth, I will listen without judgement, reflect and sometimes prompt or ask questions to help you gain deeper insight into yourself. 

I have a good understanding of trauma and the way it impacts the nervous system. I believe that past trauma is at the root of much distress. I can work with you to explore your triggers, survival mechanisms you may have developed and ways to move forward. 

I have a special interest in supporting neurodivergent clients who wish to explore this aspect of their lived experience, and will do my best to accommodate whatever support needs you may have to make counselling as accessible as possible. 

Issues I work with

  • Anxiety & stress
  • Low self-esteem/self-confidence
  • Neurodiversity/ neurodivergence including ADHD and Autism
  • Trauma/ PTSD
  • Self-development and finding direction/ unlocking creativity
  • Depression
  • Spirituality/faith/existential issues
  • Boundaries and assertiveness
  • Relationships
  • People-pleasing
  • Perfectionism and work-addiction
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Religious trauma
  • Loneliness
  • Pregnancy/birth- related issues
  • Work issues

About me

Working as a teacher for many years, I developed a passion for helping people to realise their potential and feel empowered.  After my own positive experiences of therapy in the past, I decided to move into counselling as a career. Since qualifying, I have done voluntary counselling work for a charity (baby loss, pregnancy/fertility issues) as well as offering private counselling and Art for wellbeing workshops.   

I have a passion for nature, enjoying hiking in the countryside, and art including painting, sketching and photography. 

Getting in touch

If you are interested in finding out more, you can book a free 15 minute consultation or if you would like to book an initial (assessment) session (50 minutes), please call or text me on 07890641077 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications and training include:

  • BEd primary education (Hons)- University of Gloucestershire (2004)
  • Certificate in counselling psychology- Keele University (2017)
  • MSc in counselling psychology- Keele University (2019)
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults (2019)
  • Online and telephone counselling course (2020)
  • Creative Counselling Course (2021)
  • Walk & Talk Therapy training (2021)
  • Extensive continued professional development in many areas, including: neurodivergence, bereavement/grief, chronic illness/pain, inner-child work, attachment theory, trauma and more. 

My experience:

  • Working in an education context (eleven years)
  • Voluntary work with younger Mind (one year)
  • Voluntary work as a counsellor in a hospice (one year)
  • Voluntary work for a charity working with baby loss and pregnancy issues (two years)
  • Online and in-person Art for Wellbeing workshops

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Fees

£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Online/phone counselling session: £50 for 50 mins

Outdoor counselling session: £50 for 50-60 mins; £75 for 90 mins

Concessions may be given at discretion if the full cost of fees is not affordable to you; please get in touch to discuss this with me. Please note I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available. 

Cancellation policy: missed appointments will be charged at the usual rate if missed with less than 24 hours' notice given.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Outdoor therapy appointments available some days/ evenings- get in touch to find out more

Early morning online/phone sessions may be available.

Further information

Online sessions take place via Zoom.

Telephone sessions: I will phone you at the agreed time. 

In-person sessions take place outdoors in a beautiful countryside setting near Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7

Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations

Key details

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