Laura Harris, CMCOSCA
Laura is a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist achieving her diploma in 2017. As a qualified CBT therapist, she aims to offer you space and support to explore any changes or difficulties that you are experiencing in your life. Sessions are 50 minutes and allow you the opportunity to look at the issues that are affecting you and jointly work towards improving your understanding and helping you find ways to cope with them.
In life, many of us put others’ needs before our own and therefore neglect ourselves. By deciding to come for therapy you are caring for and recognising the importance of your own needs and giving yourself time for ‘you’.
As well as being a therapist, Laura is currently the manager of a local mental health and wellbeing charity, where she has worked for 8 years. She also works as a tutorial assistant helping trainee therapists in Edinburgh.
As a Counsellor member of the COSCA professional body Laura abides by their codes of ethical practice at all times, attends regular Clinical Supervision and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to ensure skills and knowledge are kept up to date. Despite working with a CBT approach, therapy may involve drawing on different counselling and therapeutic techniques that are relevant to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Food Nutrition and Health
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Mental Health First Aid
- SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Group-work
- ILM qualification in Leadership and Management
- SMART Recovery Facilitator training
- CBASP CPD training.
Laura has experience of working with a range of client groups within two local third sector organisations and now by starting her own private practice. She is fully qualified, insured, and holds an up to date PVG.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free 15 Minute telephone assessment (optional)
50 minute session - £40
50 minute session (Couples) - £45
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Flexible appointment times - area dependant. Please contact me to find out more.
Types of client