Laura Johnston-Scott

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Inverness, Highland, IV3 5LD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. 

I am a person-centred counsellor, offered through my counselling service Highland Well-Ness Collective.

I understand that seeking counselling can be a courageous step towards personal growth and emotional well-being, and I am here to support you every step of the way.

I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns at your own pace. I believe that within you lies the potential for growth, healing, and self-discovery.

The sessions support anyone struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ptsd and much more.

I help clients build self-awareness, resilience, and the ability to strive towards the changes they wish to achieve.

Here is an overview of my services and approach:

In my practice, I provide a nurturing and empathetic space where individuals can freely express themselves without apprehension. I recognise the uniqueness of each person's journey and strive to offer compassionate guidance as they navigate their path to well-being.

With over a decade of experience in community engagement and wellbeing across, I have assisted countless individuals in embarking on their journey toward self-discovery and emotional well-being.

How counselling can be beneficial:

My counselling services are tailored to address a diverse array of issues. Whether grappling with depression, anxiety, trauma, familial or relational matters, or the challenges of daily life, I am equipped to offer support and guidance.

I am passionate about supporting individuals on their path to well-being, and I look forward to accompanying you on your journey. 

My availability:

I offer flexibility through in-person appointments, as well as online and walk-and-talk counselling options for your convenience. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DipHE in Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy, UHI Moray 2021-2023
  • Trauma-Informed Certificate, Centre for Healing 2023
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Course, Counselling Tutor 2022
  • EDI Training the Performing Arts, Dance North Scotland 2023
  • Choice Theory, Culture Collective 2023 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Child Protection and Safeguarding in the Arts and Cultural Sector, Artswork Professional Development, 2022.
  • Online Group Facilitation, Online Counselling Services and Training, 2020
  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid, NHS Scotland 2019

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I can offer a reduced fee for those needing it and have limited funded counselling sessions available on a first come first served basis for people based in the Highlands (currently on hold until funds available).

Please ask for more information when you get in touch. 

When I work

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46 Telford Street, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5LD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom

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Laura Johnston-Scott
Laura Johnston-Scott