Laura Greene MBACP, DIP COUNS, B.A (Hons)

Laura Greene MBACP, DIP COUNS, B.A (Hons)

Suite 28 Building 10
Churchill Square
Kingshill
West- Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

07807 555158

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Suite 28 Building 10
Churchill Square
Kingshill
West- Malling
Kent
ME19 4YU

07807 555158

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist working with adults, children and adolescents, offering individual, couple and child counselling.

My private practice is located in Kingshill, West- Malling, in a quiet location with free onsite parking and close to Aylesford, Maidstone, Snodland, Medway, Sevenoakes and Tonbridge. I also do home visits for clients that are unable to travel within the local area.

My approach to therapy is warm, supportive and non- judgemental, where I aim to build a real supportive relationship that promotes open self- exploration or development, based upon what changes you would like to make, for example, you may be looking for a supportive, safe relationship to explore past experiences, process trauma, or you may be looking for positive direction, something else, or you may not yet know. I aim to help you to work towards/ discover steps, to make changes to lead a more fulfilling life, whatever that means to you.

I specialise in working with depression, anxiety, social difficulties, anger and self- esteem. However, I have trained in various areas. Please contact me to see how I can help your specific needs.

Children:

I work with children from four years old, through to adulthood. I have experience working with complex emotional difficulties in children, to self- esteem and friendship issues. I also work with children who have a diagnosis of ASD, ADHD and ODD, as well as children with a low mood, anxiety, or having experienced past trauma.

I will meet with parents for approximately 45 minutes free of charge, or a telephone call if this is your preference, to discuss your child's needs before my initial session with your child. I also require signed parental consent. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Training, qualifications & experience

After completing my BA honours degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology, I went on to study a Level 4 BACP accredited course at Life- Force School of Counselling in Colchester (awarded gold book standards training). This course ran over four years, where I achieved a level 4 Diploma. I undertook placements during my training working for Mind and supporting people with autism.

On completion of the course I worked two years as a bereavement counsellor and also worked in a young offenders prison, working with rehabilitation. I then went on to work alongside social services, supporting families to process past trauma and make the necessary changes to improve their lives, working with presenting issues such as anger management, depression and anxiety, mental health, loss and bereavement and relationship difficulties. I also worked during this time one day a week as a school counsellor, for a well- known organisation, offering play therapy to children aged 4 to 11 years old.

From then on I have mainly worked self- employed, however, I also worked for a different organisation, for approximately a year, that offered counselling services to Primary and Secondary schools across Kent. I now only work privately, from my office, but also in schools and businesses locally, offering both short and long- term work for individuals, groups and workshops. This allows a bespoke package to be offered to schools and business that meets their individual requirements and offers a personal service, but also means services can be provided at a cheaper rate, by avoiding third party costs.

Qualifications:

Level 1 Brain Wave Recursive Therapy (BWRT)

Certificate in Hypnoanalysis

Diploma in Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 2 Counselling Certificate

BA Honours Degree in Criminology and Applied Psychology

Workshops:

Autism Training

Child Sexual Exploitation

Colour in Sand and Art Therapy

Communication and Listening Skills in Palliative Care

Conflict Resolution Training

Dementia Awareness Training

Neuroscience and Attachment Theory: considerations for person- centred practice.

Working with Children and Young People


BACP Conferences:

Relationships- why do we bother?

Supporting the LGBT Community

Working with Addiction

Working with Bereavement

Working with Eating Disorders

Working with Self- Harm


I am a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP) and uphold their ethical guidelines at all times. I am also fully insured and have an enhanced DBS check.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with self- esteem, panic, motivation, habit- breaking, relaxation, bullying, friendship issues, exam stress, feelings of failure, low confidence and loneliness.

Fees

Individual Session £45 (50 minutes)

Couples Session £50 (50 minutes)

Family Session £55 (50 minutes)

LOW COST COUNSELLING AVAILABLE - PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ENQUIRE!

DISCOUNTS AVAILBLE TO COUNSELLING STUDENTS

Maps & Directions

West- Malling, ME19 4YU

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

On first floor, no lift.

Availability

I work mornings, evenings and weekends. I offer late appointments at no extra charge.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme