About me

I offer a warm, non-judgemental approach to counselling. I believe that counselling can be life-changing by providing a safe, confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

I understand that seeking help for your mental health can be an incredibly difficult step to take and I am committed to supporting you along the way.

As an Integrative counsellor, I am able to draw upon several modalities of therapy. I will tailor our sessions to your needs and use the therapeutic approaches which I believe will enable you to reach your goals.

My focus is to help you heal from your experiences and encourage you to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - achieved from the Northern Guild, a leading training centre in the North East.

I have been practicing since 2017. Prior to setting up a private practice I worked for a carers charity.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Finding the right counsellor to work with is really important so that you get the most beneficial outcome. With that in mind, I offer my first session at a discounted rate of £25.00 for 1 hour, sessions thereafter are 50 minutes charged at £50.00.

In this initial session, I take some time to carry out an evaluation where we will explore your needs and how you wish to progress. We will agree upon therapeutic goals as this can help you to understand your progress at different stages in the work.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I often have flexible availability throughout the week so please get in touch if you wish to know more.

Further information

I enjoy the collaborative nature of counselling. particularly working in an integrative way. This allows me to have the freedom to bring in creative methods if appropriate.

I am friendly, authentic and honestly feel it is a privilege to sit with clients as they find ways to heal and grow from their struggles.

29 Sandgate
Penrith
Cumbria
CA11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

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Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson