Laura Hedges

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Reg MBACP (Accred) Counsellor, Dip. Integrative Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Colchester CO1 & CO7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you experiencing difficulties or challenges in your life?

Would you like support to work through the issues that matter to you in a safe, caring and confidential environment?

My name is Laura and I offer counselling sessions to individuals and couples.

As a compassionate therapist, I provide a supportive space to talk through any issues or concerns, whether past or present, that are affecting your everyday life.

We all have anxieties, concerns and experiences that can be difficult to talk about. I can offer support if you are struggling with low self-esteem, low self-confidence, trauma, loss, anger, relationship difficulties, relationship breakdown, feeling overwhelmed or worthless, anxiety, depression and other struggles. My aim is that you feel listened to, heard and understood.

We will work together as you gain a clear understanding of your thoughts and feelings. Without the fear of judgement, we can explore together what changes may be needed to restore harmony enabling you to lead a more fulfilling life.

I offer face to face and online counselling sessions, with flexible appointment times between 10am and 9pm. 

If you would like to ask me any questions or find out more, I welcome you to please contact me via phone or text, on 07722030020 or click above to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, qualified, registered and Accredited Counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold a professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course).

My clients have included men and women of all ages with a wide range of issues. Offering sessions to individuals & couples, I am a trained relationship counsellor.

I offer counselling sessions from a dedicated therapy room, outside Colchester, set in a peaceful location with plenty of free parking.

I am a Team Member of the LIFE-FORCE Counselling Service (BACP Accred) in Colchester which is easily accessible.

Offering face to face counselling sessions from both locations.

I hold an Enhanced DBS certificate. I adhere to GDPR regulations. I am respectful of client privacy and I am registered with the ICO, which promotes data privacy.

As part of my commitment to continuous professional development (CPD), I regularly attend further courses and workshops.

Regularly attending professional supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

Please reach out to make an appointment. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals: £60 per session 

Couples: £75.00 per session 

I am able to offer a limited number of reduced rate therapy slots, therefore please ask if the cost is preventing you from accessing therapy. This is dependent on availability. Please ask about this when you make your initial enquiry.

My counselling and therapy sessions are easily accessible from Colchester areas, CO7, CO1, C011, CO4, CO6,  and Ipswich areas, IP8, IP7.

When I work

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I offer counselling sessions weekdays between 10am and 9pm

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Colchester, Suffolk, CO7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Laura Hedges
Laura Hedges