My name is Laura and I offer counselling for all age groups, I am based in Sidcup, Kent. I also offer appointments at my other location in Rainham. My experience ranges from working with primary school children through to adults.
I have been working in a primary school setting for a number of years now and also in colleges. I offer counselling to all age groups in my private practice in Sidcup and Rainham.
To contact a counsellor or ask for help is incredibly brave. It is often the first step in your therapeutic journey. My aim is to offer you a non-judgemental space and an empathetic / kind ear. There are always challenges throughout life for all of us. I feel that my compassion and understanding led me to want to support others.
I am a member of the BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework. I strive to give you peace of mind and a feeling that you are in a safe, secure environment.
I work integratively, mixing person centred therapy with psycho dynamic theory (simply put one stays present, in the here and now and the other looks at your past and how that may impact your present). Everyone is unique so each session will be tailored to your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
- Counselling Theory Level 3
- Counselling Skills Level 2
- Helping children tell their story - Place2Be
- Working with Endings - Place2Be
- Attachment Theory
- Group work inc. Journey of Hope (Save the Children)
- Full DBS
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 - adults / young adults / children for 1 hour
£60 - couples
£35 - student counsellor for 1 hour
Sidcup - I am flexible with days / times