Laura Hunter

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MBACP (Accred), BABCP, LLB (HONS)
Available for new clients
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London N2 & N6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When life's road feels bumpier and then bumpier again therapy can shine a light on the causes and the best way forward.

I will provide a safe, warm confidential environment, where we will identify, explore and work through what's troubling you. Through our relationship and by working together we will discover and develop new ways of approaching life that will serve you better-ways which are less compromised.

By blending the strengths of both psychodynamic and CBT, I can provide a well rounded and personalised therapeutic experience that address the deeper, underlying issues and the practical strategies for change. This integrative approach can be particularly effective  in helping clients achieve lasting improvements in their mental health and well being.

It can feel difficult to make the first call. However, do not let this put you off taking the first step. Allowing yourself the freedom to speak to a Counsellor is the healthiest, most constructive thing you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.

After an initial conversation on the telephone, I offer a consultation interview which lasts 50 minutes. The consultation will provide an opportunity, for us both, to explore your difficulties and decide what is the best way forward and to see if we can work together. Sometimes we may meet more than once before deciding whether to begin therapy or not. There is no commitment to engage in therapy at this stage whether you want to proceed is entirely your decision.

If we do agree to continue we would meet once a week for 50 minutes on an agreed day and time. It is difficult to predict how long therapy will last. Some focused difficulties are more suitable for short term therapy, which usually last 12 weeks, other difficulties are more suitable for long term therapy. We can discuss which option will suit you best at the initial consultation. I work both online and from both Muswell Hill and East Finchley.

If you need any further information please visit my web site.

Training, qualifications & experience

 I work with Highgate Counselling Centre in their family/couples team. I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, a recognised British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited qualification.

As well as private practice, I work in the NHS in IAPT as a High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.  I hold a post graduate diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I am a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

I have also worked with No Panic a charity which focuses on helping people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Before training as a Counsellor I worked as a professional in the City for a number of years and I am familiar with the pressures of these environments.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

All sessions including assessments are £75 per 50-minute session.

East Finchley Consulting, 104D High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9EB

Highgate Counselling Centre, 58 Highgate High Street, Highgate, London, N6 5HX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Laura Hunter
Laura Hunter