Laura Harding

Laura Harding

The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street

07307 174054

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About me

I have a warm and inquisitive nature and understand the importance of building a good therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe and respectful space taking a collaborative approach with clients and encouraging people to build on their own resilience and resources. I offer generic counselling and specialist counselling, working from welcoming, comfortable and private rooms in central Exeter.

In addition to general counselling I am able to offer specialist support to individuals experiencing gender dsyphoria, gender incongruence, who are transgender. Partners and family members who are directly impacted by any challenges this may bring. I am also able to offer supportive counselling to people with Aspergers or who experience autistic traits

I have a wealth of experience working with people with a variety of mental health challenges and associated difficulties including personality disorders, trauma, Aspergers, ADHD, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Gender incongruence and dysphoria.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training

  • Accredited Status with the BACP
  • Bachelors Degree with Honours in Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate in Counselling

Specialist Training

  • Working with Families and Couples; Systemic ideas in practice
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Gender Identity Disorders WEGIC specialised training
  • Aiming for Excellence: LGBT+ Mental Healthcare Skills
  • Understanding Autism and ADHD

I currently divide my time between private practice and working in the public sector at an NHS gender identity clinic where I support individuals & families through the process of transitioning.

Previous clinical mental health settings within the NHS include The Counselling Service with referrals from the Depression and Anxiety Service in Newton Abbot and the Torbay Mental Health Assessment Team.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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£50 per session

Face to face and telephone appointments available

Maps & Directions

Exeter, EX4 3PT

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Flexible appointment times available

Types of client