Laura Harley BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP

Laura Harley BSc (Hons) Adv. Dip. Counselling MBACP

Harley Counselling Ltd
Monarch House
1-7 Smyth Road
Bristol
BS3 2BX

07453 497 335

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Harley Counselling Ltd
Monarch House
1-7 Smyth Road
Bristol
BS3 2BX

07453 497 335

About me

Fully qualified personal, private counselling & talking therapy in Bristol BS3 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 or couples basis from my private south Bristol office. 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 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 also work with couples - I am additionally trained to work with couples and work with those who might be struggling with betrayal, affairs, infidelity, separation and divorce, as well as those who might be making significant decisions within a relationship such as marriage, children or coping with a life change.

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.

In my private practice, 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 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Codependency

Photos & videos

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Fees

Individual face-to-face, telephone & online counselling:

  • 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 introductory session - £15 An initial 30 minute face-to-face meeting 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 50-minute counselling session - £45 This is the standard rate for a session working on the subject matter of your choice. Sessions are typically around 50 minutes however it is possible to book a double session (1 hour 40-minutes) if required.

Couples face-to-face counselling:

  • A 10-minute telephone consultation - FREE If you have questions about counselling and talking therapy as a couple, or are unsure if the subject you would like to bring is suitable for relationship therapy I provide a free 10-minute telephone call to go through your questions and arrange both of your first introductory appointment where applicable.
  • A 30-minute introductory session - £25 An initial 30 minute face-to-face meeting to discuss your thoughts and what you might like to bring to therapy as a couple. Here you can jointly decide whether counselling is a fit for you as a couple. We can also discuss the frequency at which you would like to work any specific goals which you would like to achieve or issues that you would like to address.
  • A regular 60-minute counselling session - £80 This is the standard rate for a session working on the subject matter of your choice as a couple. Sessions are typically around 60 minutes to allow each person to speak and feel heard, however it is possible to book a double session (2 hours) if required.

Further information

Office Location

I have my own private counselling office conveniently located just off popular North Street in Monarch House on Smyth Road:

Monarch House
1-7 Smyth Road
Bristol
BS3 2BX

Parking is on-road and completely free with no permit required. Buses serve the area frequently and conveniently. Both Parson Street train station and Bedminster train station are within 10-15 minutes walk. The office is on the ground floor with no steps. Toilet facilities are available.

My practice is easily accessible from:

Bristol - Ashley (Bristol ward), Ashley Down, Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Ashton, Avonmouth, Baptist Mills, Barrs Court, Barton Hill, Bedminster, Begbrook, Bishopston, Bishopsworth, Bower Ashton, Bradley Stoke, Brentry, Brislington, Bristol city centre, Broadmead, Bromley Heath, Bullock's Park, Canon's Marsh, The Chessels, Cheswick, Chittening, Clifton, Coombe Dingle, Cotham, Crew's Hole, Downend, The Downs, Durdham Down, Easton, Eastville, Filton, Filwood, Fishponds, Frenchay, Frome Vale, Golden Hill, Great Stoke, Greenbank, Hartcliffe, Henbury, Hengrove, Henleaze, Hillfields, Horfield, Hotwells, Kingsdown, Kingsweston, Kingswood, Knowle West, Knowle, Lawrence Hill, Lawrence Weston, Lewin's Mead, Lockleaze, Lodge Hill, Mayfield Park, Monks Park, Old Market, Patchway, Redcliffe, Redfield, Redland, Ridgeway, St Jude's, St Pauls, Sea Mills, Shirehampton, Sneyd Park, Soundwell, Southmead, Southville, Speedwell, Spike Island, St George East, St George West, St George, St Philip's Marsh, St Werburghs, Staple Hill, Stapleton, Stockwood, Stoke Bishop, Stoke Lodge, Stokes Croft, Totterdown, Troopers Hill, Two Mile Hill, Tyndalls Park, Westbury Park, Westbury-on-Trym, Whitchurch, Whitehall, Windmill Hill

North Somerset - Abbotts Leigh, Backwell, Barrow Gurney, Cleeve, Clevedon, Congresbury, Failand, Gordano, Long Ashton, Nailsea, Pill, Wraxall, Winford

Bath - Abbey, Bathwick, Bear Flat, Claverton Down, Combe Down, Kingsmead, Lansdown, Larkhall, Locksbrook, Lower Weston, Lyncombe, Newbridge, Odd Down, South Gate, Twerton, Upper Weston, Walcot, Westmoreland, Weston Park, Weston, Whiteway, Widcombe

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS3 2BX

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

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

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme