Laura Greene MBACP, DIP COUNS, B.A (Hons)
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.
I work with children from three 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.
A parent consultation is required for children under 12, to discuss your child's needs before my initial session with your child. I also require signed parental consent for anyone under 18 years old. 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.
Therapeutic Play Training
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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Individual adult session 18+ £50 (50 minutes) Initial consultation fee £70, session is 90 minutes.
Adolescent Counselling (age 12 to 17) £50 (Sessions are 50 minutes, parent consent is required).
Child Therapy (age 3 to 11) £55 (50 minutes). Parent consultation required first, fee is £50.00.
Couples Session £55 (60 minutes)
Family Session £60 (60 minutes)
Hypnotherapy (age 6 to 11 years old) £60 (50 minutes). Parent consultation required first, fee is £50.00.
Hypnotherapy (adolescents and adults) £60.00. Initial consultation is £70.00 for 90 minutes.
DISCOUNT AVAILBLE TO COUNSELLING STUDENTS WHERE THERAPY IS A COURSE REQUIREMENT.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work 11am to 9pm Weekdays and 11am to 5pm Saturdays. I offer late appointments at no extra charge.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have been counselling for ten years, with having experience working with a variety of issues.View supervision profile