Laura Harley BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP
Harley Counselling Ltd
1-7 Smyth Road
07453 497 335
Fully qualified personal, private counselling & talking therapy ONLINE via secure, encrypted video call or secure email with Laura Harley BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP
My name is Laura Harley. I'm a qualified, experienced personal counsellor and talking therapist working with adults on a one-to-one basis. I work with my clients on a number of presenting issues - for example, addiction, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, eating issues, codependency and relationship issues to name a few. I am an integrative therapist, which means that I don't believe that one theory can work for a client in all situations - I instead bring together several theories to work with my clients as individuals with unique needs.
I now work solely online - I have spent the last five years working with clients face-to-face on an individual and couples basis, however, I am now moving office locations and during this period I am only taking referrals from clients who are interested in working online via an encrypted, secure telemedicine portal. No log-in details are required and the service is entirely confidential. Better yet - online counselling can fit around your lifestyle, so if you're travelling for work, have an unusual work pattern or struggle to find childcare, this can fit into your routine seamlessly.
I work via secure, encrypted email - if an issue that you want to work on is too hard to talk about, or you are conscious that you might feel embarrassed to bring it to a face-to-face session, or if you prefer to write rather than talk, then email therapy could be for you. Blocks of therapeutic email responses are available - please do contact me for more information.
I specialise in relationship issues - be they with family members, friends, partners or spouses. I frequently work with clients around managing feelings and emotions - coping with a breakdown in communication, conflict and of course separation and divorce.
I'm an addiction and codependency specialist and find that many of the clients who come to me do so because they are looking for ways to resolve issues in the way that they are communicating with and relating to partners, family members or friends. This might include trust issues, infidelity, codependency, emotional abuse, overcoming childhood trauma or rejection.
I know that therapy can seem daunting. Particularly if it's something we haven't tried before. The reason that I became a counsellor was due to the life-changing positive transformation that I myself went through in my own counselling journey, and so you can be sure that any nervousness or trepidation that you might have about making contact is something that I empathise with.
My goal is to support you in achieving the understanding and awareness that you might seek in a supportive, non-judgemental and empathic way. I am here to work by your side while you make sense of the things that might confuse you right now, but to remind that you are not alone and that change is possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
Laura Harley BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from the Iron Mill College in Exeter, Devon. This involved four years of work culminating in 400 hours of counselling theory and practice. This gave me a broad understanding of the background of psychological theory and its use in a counselling setting.
In addition to this, I spent two years working for an alcohol and addiction charity in Bristol called The Swan Project. Here I worked with clients presenting with a number of complex issues including alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. I also worked with clients who worked with childhood trauma, difficulties associated with an autism diagnosis, social isolation, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and domestic violence.
I have run a successful private practice in Bristol for almost three years and as a result I have experience of working with an even wider range of clients, including those who are working with relationship issues, marital breakdown, divorce, infidelity, trouble meeting a partner, bereavement, emotional abuse, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harm, anger issues, support in making significant life decisions and work stress and burnout.
I am now working solely online with new clients as I change office location. This means that sessions take place online via a secure, encrypted telemedicine portal where we can meet at a time that suits you and your lifestyle. There's no travel needed, no time off work and your therapy can fit neatly into your life without disruption and confidentiality.
I also offer written therapy by secure encrypted email which can be purchased in blocks. This may suit you if the issue which you are looking to work upon is something which you are not currently able to talk about, but are still looking to address. Please do get in touch if this is something which you would like to discuss.
I am a sex-positive counsellor which means that I approach any work which clients might bring regarding their sexual preferences and history without judgment or shame. I also have significant experience of working with GSRD clients.
In addition to the above, I also hold a Bachelor's Degree in Science (BSc Hons) from The University of Plymouth, a Certificate in Counselling from The Iron Mill College in Exeter, and a Foundation Certificate in Life Coaching from The Coaching Academy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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Individual online counselling via a secure, encrypted video portal:
- A 10-minute telephone consultation - FREE If you have questions about counselling and talking therapy or are unsure if the subject you would like to bring is suitable for therapy I provide a free 10-minute telephone call to go through your questions and arrange your first introductory appointment where applicable.
- A 30-minute online introductory session - £15 An initial 30-minute online meeting via a secure, encrypted video portal to discuss your thoughts and what you might like to bring to therapy. Here you can decide whether counselling is a fit for you as an individual. We can also discuss the frequency at which you would like to work and any specific goals which you would like to achieve or issues that you would like to address.
- A regular online 50-minute counselling session - £45 This is the standard rate for an online session via a secure, encrypted video portal, working on the subject matter of your choice. Sessions are typically around 50-minutes.
- A block of four therapeutic emails via a secure, encrypted email service - £65
A prepaid block of four therapeutic responses to your life issues. I will respond to your emails with a therapeutic response via a secure email server once per week for a period of four weeks.
This offering can be renewed each month to create either long or short term online therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays: 1pm - 8pm | Wednesdays 1pm - 8pm | Thursdays: 1pm - 8pm | Fridays: 1pm - 4pm Emails are checked every day and I will respond to any queries within 24 hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|