Laura Levy BA (Hons) Law, MA , MBACP (Registered)
12 Tokenhouse Yard
Laura Levy, BA (Hons) Law, MA, MBACP
Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am an integrative therapist, offering a professional, confidential counselling/psychotherapy service from a therapy room in the Wimbledon area (SW18,SW19,SW15) and the City of London (EC2). I am also a qualified lawyer and previously worked as a solicitor, specialising in all areas of family law.
The therapy process
I offer both short and longer term therapy depending upon your circumstances and always explore this at our first meeting. At the start, it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what you need from counselling or exactly how many sessions you require. An initial assessment session is an opportunity to meet each other and for you to ask questions about me and counselling in general. It is also an opportunity for me to understand what you need help with and learn a little about your past experience.
I adopt an integrative, relational approach to my work which means I draw on different counselling theories when helping you but prioritise the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship within which you can explore and talk about your feelings and all aspects of your life. Often, this involves looking at difficulties in the past as well as the present, which can lead to greater understanding as to how problems have developed and increased self-awareness. With greater awareness, you may be able to manage problems more easily or find ways of changing patterns of behaviour.
How to find me
I am based in the Wimbledon area, equidistant from Wimbledon and Putney stations using the 93 bus route and also accessible from Southfields. There is parking available at my Wimbledon room.
In the City, my room in Tokenhouse Yard is a few minutes walk from Bank tube station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and I am a registered member of the BACP. I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018.
I currently work with clients at a well established counselling agency where I see clients weekly and carry out assessments for clients coming to the agency. I work on a voluntary basis at this agency which accepts clients from a variety of referrers, such as universities, NHS hospitals and GPs. I also have my own private practice based in Wimbledon and the City.
In my voluntary agency work and my private practice, I work with a broad range of clients (from students and young people to older clients) with a variety of different issues and presenting symptoms.
Additionally, I am a qualified lawyer and whilst working as a solicitor in the past, I specialised in all aspects of family law. I therefore have experience of developing relationships with people at very difficult times in their lives. I also have experience of the voluntary sector, having worked as a volunteer in a prison setting and also as a probation service mentor for vulnerable adults and young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £60 per fifty-minute session, however, our initial meeting usually lasts an hour or longer and costs £40. This meeting will allow us to decide whether we think we can work together. Before meeting, I am also very happy to have a conversation on the phone and answer any further queries you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|