Laura Johnson

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MNCS (Accred) MBACP, Counselling & Psychotheraphy
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome! Hi, I am Laura, a Counsellor and Psychotherapist who can help you with a wide variety of issues but i specialise in anxiety, depression, stress and low self esteem.

Life can be really challenging at times, and it can leave us feeling really overwhelmed. All of a sudden, we find ourselves unable to cope with day-to-day things. The world can seem like a scary place when our anxiety gets too much, and we get frustrated with ourselves as we struggle to take back control. We can get depressed when we lose someone or life is not how we had hoped it would be or we find ourselves getting depressed after giving birth to our newborn. Life happens and we lose ourselves in the roles and paths we take. The experiences we've had in our life can really affect our self esteem and we convince ourselves that we deserve to be treat badly, that we are useless, we wonder what is wrong with us or we fear being rejected so struggle to put those boundaries in place.
 
Having experienced anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress, family difficulties, narcissistic abuse, perimenopause and grief myself, I know and understand how overwhelming these things can feel. I know how they can affect your life. I also know and understand how daunting it can feel seeking support through counselling. You may have many questions right now; you may not be sure if counselling is for you or if you did have counselling, what you would say or how does it work. I still remember the anxiety I felt when I first reached out and asked for support which is why I greet you with warmth and friendliness. 

Within counselling there are many modalities. You may have heard of some of them such as Person Centred/Humanistic or CBT. Some counsellors practice in one modality or style of counselling. However, that can have its limitations. I am trained in Pluralistic therapy. If you have not heard of this before, Pluralistic counsellors like myself are trained in a variety of modalities. I am trained in Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The benefit of being a Pluralistic counsellor is that I have more “tools” in my toolbox to help you work through whatever you need at the beginning of your journey and I can respond to your changing needs as therapy progresses. One size does not fit all and I can provide you with an approach that is as unique as you are. 

Whatever your reason is for seeking support, as a friendly and approachable person, I aim to provide you with a non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive space to fully explore your situation and to help you understand your thoughts and feelings so that together we can work through any difficulties you are experiencing and find a way forward so that you can come out the other side and live life to the full.
 
I can help you find the coping skills for your anxiety that will work for you and help you take back control of your life, to have the life you want. I can provide you with the support you need when you are experiencing depression. I can help you find your “true” self and I can help you work towards loving and accepting who you truly are.
 
 
 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Solution Focus Brief Therapy  
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
  • Level 4 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Carolyn Spring - Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment Training
  • Experience of working for a Domestic Abuse charity counselling women who are currently in abusive relationships or that have left abusive relationships.
  • Having previously worked for the NHS for a Neurodevelopmental Service, I have awareness of ADHD and Autism and how they can affect the lives of individuals with these diagnoses and the lives of those who are also undiagnosed.
  • My own son has a severe dual hearing impairment so I am able to adapt my communication style to effectively communicate with those who also have a hearing impairment.
  • I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) which ensure I practice ethically.
  • I have full professional indemnity Insurance and I have an enhanced DBS

Client Testimonial

"I received a short course of counselling over 3 months with my counsellor, Laura. Laura is very personable, and she often used humour as well as personal disclosure at during sessions, which helped me to feel less isolated and alone. Laura's support made it easier for me to manage an emotional issue. By listening and supporting me without judgement or criticism, Laura helped me to take back some control over my situation. Laura was able to validate my feelings, and this enabled me to make sense of the chaos. Laura taught me some practical breathing techniques which helped me calm down and lesson my anxiety when practised.  The support I received while dealing with a difficult situation has helped me to develop better coping skills. On completion of the treatment, I now feel that I have a greater sense of self-acceptance and self-esteem - Thank you Laura"

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer in person session in my therapy room in Ransom Hall which is based in tranquil forestry of Ransom Wood Business Park. There is a plenty of free parking, toilets and there is a café on site. To help ease the anxiety you may be experiencing, upon booking your first session I will send you a map and directions of how to find me.

I also offer remote sessions via telephone or a video. Video sessions can be via whichever platform you are most comfortable and confident with.

I try to work flexibly with you so i offer both short term and long term therapy, adapting to suit your personal needs. Sessions can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly - whatever you need them to be. Standard sessions last 50 minutes and are offered on an open ended basis. 

Sessions are £50 for individuals age over 18.

Sessions for young people aged 14 to 17 are £35

I believe counselling should be available to everyone regardless of your personal circumstances, so I hold a number of concessionary spaces for clients with low income, OAPs, Students, Trainee Counsellors and those who find themselves unemployed. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about the concessionary fees.

When I work

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Afternoon
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I offer sessions from 8 am until 8pm. 

Further information

I offer an initial free consultation so that we can talk and discuss what has brought you to counselling and to see how I can help support you during this time, giving you the opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist to help you.

Please feel free to give me a call or email if you have any questions. I am always happy to help

Harmonious Minds Therapy, Ransom Hall, Southwell Road West, Rainworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0HJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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