Laura Hussain BA PG Dip MBACP Reg & Accred Counsellor
Due to COVID-19 I am currently offering video calls on Zoom, skype & WhatsApp- including telephone.
I am a person centred therapist offering individual counselling sessions with 16 years experience in mental health.
If you need a calming environment to be able to speak in confidence about how you are feeling or what you may have experienced I can offer you the space you need to feel free to express yourself and work through your difficulties. Life circumstances can be emotionally draining. Whatever you're experience or how you want to work through your distress I can adapt based on your needs with my approach. We'll work together at your pace to explore your thoughts feelings and emotions and help you to move forward in a safe way that works for you. I aim to reduce suffering & distress & for you to have the space you need to be able to explore your feelings & emotion.
I believe we can reach our full potential but in order to do this we need to feel acceptance & not judged in order to feel safe and free to be yourself. I can facilitate your process whether your feeling depressed, anxious, bereaved, feeling lost or low confidence/self esteem I am here for you we will work through it together.
Whatever you're going through you don't have to do it on your own. It may be difficult for you to talk about what is going on for you. I will work at your pace we will identify triggers emotions & feelings together & work through your feelings for you to be able to gain insight about self concept & links to past present or future in order to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Accredited MBACP Registered & Membership
- Accredited National Counselling Society Membership
I accessed 6 years of training to become a counsellor I have a vast amount of experience.
BAhons Degree in Counselling & Psychology in a Community setting 2004-2008
PG HE Dip in Person Centred Counselling & human relations 2008-2010
Counselling for depression course (person centred experiential approach) York St John's Uni 2018
I attend continual professional development on a yearly basis.
Introduction to Leadership & Management Level 3 ILM 2012
Training & education Level 3 2016
I have 16 years experience of working in adult mental health.
I have worked in the voluntary sector over the years Counselling. I currently work in the NHS.
- Childhood sexual abuse.
- Chronic illness including cancer related issues.
- Working with individuals who have enduring mental health issues a-z.
I worked on a Mental health helpline for several years.
Bereavement loss & grief we experience loss in many ways, loss of a loved one, loss of job, loss of relationship, loss of confidence/ sense of self, loss of home, divorce, separation....
I have experience of working in secondary care CMHT & primary care counselling people with wide ranging issues:
- Anxiety & depression
- Relationship issues
- Domestic violence
- Sexual identity
- Social isolation
- Emotional regulation and many more.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic pain & living with pain/ illness
- Work related stress
- Working on self perception how you view yourself & how you feel others view you
- Loss & adjustment
- Retirement/ loss of job
- Childhood sexual abuse
Hourly rates per session:
£ 45 - 50 individual session
I can offer you a 15 minute telephone consultation please contact me to pre book & then we can arrange an assessment of your needs and book face to face sessions. I can also provide online sessions via zoom.
I offer individual counselling sessions on an hourly basis. I work from home in a purpose built therapy room it is a relaxing & safe environment for you to be able explore your feelings & emotions.
I offer a person Centred experiential approach. Which means I am here for you to be able to speak freely about how you feel. I will follow your process & focus on your emotions based on what issues you wish to explore. I will work with you on your journey & offer you empathy whilst your leading the way we may stop together & explore further painful images, feelings & emotions. I will offer you process guided experience based upon your will to explore whatever is going on for you. The aim of this approach is for you to be able to have & experience the core conditions within our therapeutic relationship which are empathy, unconditional positive regard & congruence. For you to be able to reach your full potential.
Counselling can help you make sense of situations & make links so things become clearer for you in your life & circumstances. Counselling promotes & facilitates personal growth in order for you to move forward & to reach a place of acceptance within.
I first started working in Adult mental health 15 years ago. I have worked in different areas & with enduring mental health issues people suffer from in secondary care & primary care within the NHS & GP surgeries within the locality of Bradford. I have also experienced working in the voluntary sector counselling for many years. I love counselling & facilitating change for people to reach their full potential in life.
I abide by BACP ethical framework & The National Counselling Society code of ethics. I am registered with both professional bodies. Confidentiality is maintain & I attend regular supervision & maintain my continual professional development.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
Relationships can be difficult at times. Do you need the space to be able to talk through what you are experiencing? Are you distressed & notice your emotions are up & down? Sometimes communication can break down and you may be left feeling lonely, isolated and angry. Maybe you have lost your motivation and feel you’re in a dark place right now feeling empty & lost. I can help you to explore your emotions & make link’s so you can make sense of your issues & learn to let go. If you would like to work on responses & communication I can facilitate this process. Trust in the process & be true to yourself. I am open & honest & I will provide you feedback within the session. We can work in a way that suits you. Hopefully you will be able to be yourself again.