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About me

There are many reasons that might bring you to therapy and I understand that reaching out can feel a difficult first step. 

Therapy is a rare time and space just for you. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, lost or disconnected. You may have something specific you wish to work on, or perhaps you don’t know what is making you feel low or things bleak. 

I want to help you feel safe enough to express whatever it is that you are needing or wanting to. I don’t believe there is a ‘right way’ to do therapy. What you speak about is your choice and there is no pressure to talk; I believe there is value to be found even in shared silences. 

I like to work collaboratively and flexibly. Sometimes it can be useful to reflect on how past experiences may be influencing your present; or it may be there are pressing current life events or circumstances that you want to focus on. 

Therapy can be a place of potential and change, where small shifts can make a significant difference. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, I believe that through talking, exploring and reflecting, new possibilities for how to tackle the difficulties in your life may emerge. 

Before I trained as a therapist I worked in the arts and teaching sectors, and outside of private practice I currently work with an NHS service for trauma and sexual abuse.

Please feel free to contact me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified therapist with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and in the final stages of a master’s degree specialising in existential psychotherapy.

I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis and an Individual Member of BACP

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Loneliness
  • Family issues

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I currently have limited availability but please feel to contact me to discuss. 

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Laura Henderson-Begg

Laura Henderson-Begg