Laura Hansing

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BA Hons, MNCPS accredited
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am registered with the Private Practice Register (PPR) and able to work with Aviva, Vitality and Bupa clients.

I can help you if you're suffering with depression, anxiety, bereavement/ loss, alcohol/ substance problems, and more. I offer a genuinely understanding and empathetic service, which will validate what you're going through and help empower you to find your own solutions in a supportive atmosphere. I also have a whole Toolbox of effective strategies I will share with you to enable you to take charge of your mental health after sessions have ended.

I use a mindfulness based approach which aims to enhance your awareness, self-acceptance help you manage your thoughts and emotions more effectively.

You can bring whatever you choose to therapy, gain clarity and find a positive way forward, by exploring your experiences, feelings and thought processes.

Currently offering telephone/Zoom sessions only, during the pandemic. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental service using a variety of approaches (CBT, REBT, person-centred, psychodynamic as well as mindfulness).

Training, qualifications & experience

With a background of working with men and women suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues, I have extensive experience of witnessing the impact of mental 'unwell-ness' on the individual, on family relationships and also on wider society. This interest led me to complete an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC). I also have a BA Hons in Sociology, which I think complements my work as a therapist very well, as I understand the wider social pressures which can affect us.

I have been practicing for 5 years now, and have helped clients with a wide range of issues. In the last 2 1/2 years I have been working with an EAP who work with public sector workers- Police, Social workers, Teachers etc, so I am particularly well-versed with the challenges faced in these professions.

In addition to my qualifications, I also believe my extensive life experience greatly enhances my approach. I have experienced a wide range of different personal circumstances over the years, which I think makes me particularly empathic and non-judgemental. In addition to my personal experience, I have travelled extensively and have an understanding of and an interest in different cultures and belief systems, which I believe compliments the service I offer.

Please get in touch and we can start one of the most important journeys anyone can take, in an atmosphere of empathy, support and understanding. I am currently doing sessions by Zoom or phone, which means that I can help people in the whole of the UK.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

I am offering a reduced rate of £40 to key workers, refugees and those on benefits.

When I work

Currently offering a telephone or online service via Zoom.

Availability-very flexible.

Benington, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Laura Hansing
Laura Hansing