Laura Harrison

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13
Available for new clients
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About me

Are you finding it hard to manage the complexities of day-to-day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or concerned you can’t cope? Are your relationships suffering? Or has something happened that you're finding it hard to move on from?

I can help. I empower people going through periods of transition to understand themselves better: to make sense of life, find meaning and go their own way. 

My 1-to-1 counselling is for you, if you're:
- Going through a difficult time, or embarking on a change
- Experiencing anxiety, feeling on edge or unable to sleep
- Stuck in a rut, repeating patterns or struggling with relationships
- Unable to move on from a traumatic experience

I can help you understand what’s happening and find new ways through. 

What's included:
+ Weekly 50 minute sessions, at a dedicated time
+ Psychoeducation to help you understand what's happening
+ All sessions are held either face to face, online, or telephone

Contact me for a free 20-minute consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in trauma and the mind body connection. This means that I work with people who are experiencing anything from symptoms such as anxiety, through to those struggling with relationships and the fallout from traumatic experiences. Periods of transition, such as career change, life crisis, relationship breakdown, marriage and parenthood can feel destabilising. My practice integrates a framework that draws on trauma-informed theory that’s grounded in mind and body processes to help you integrate your experiences, re-write your story and make empowered choices. 

I offer medium term therapy because this frame creates a safe container for therapy to unfold. After this, clients will have gained enough insight to choose whether they have what they need, or to seek out a longer term process.


·  FdA Humanistic Counselling Based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) –Middlesex University: Distinction 

·  Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

·  Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

·  Transactional Analysis 101

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Oxford Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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