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 50-60 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 10 years.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.
It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 15 Minute telephone assessment (optional)
50 minute session - £40
50 minute session (Couples) - £50