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MBACP - Online & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Counsellor

About me

Hello, I hope I can help. I'm qualified and experienced as a  Psychotherapist and Counsellor offering short and long term therapy. I help many clients with issues including Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationship problems, Low self-esteem and Co-dependence. There's nothing too small to discuss if it's important to you.

 If you can trust someone with your thoughts and feelings, you can explore different ways of looking at them and seeing how you can change. Talking to someone outside your family is helpful as it brings a different perspective.  I work  according to your needs with patience and compassion.  I am back working face to face, or happy to work digitally on  zoom or telephone if this is better. Do feel free to book your first session. 

"Laura, words cannot express how grateful I am for your time, wisdom and encouragement this past year. Thank you."   

I believe that being understood and heard is important to recovery and shifts how we feel about ourselves. Clients often remark on my positive energy as we explore things and build a trusting and healing relationship.

How to start your sessions

Getting started is very easy, just call me on 07778 005951 or click here to send me an email. We can discuss timings and any questions you may have about counselling and then if you are happy to proceed, we can book an appointment. I support people world wide so location is not a problem.

Online sessions last 50 minutes, the same as a face to face session. On the initial consultation, we discuss what you would like to explore and what brings you to therapy,  see how you feel talking with me and then going forward,  plan to meet weekly.

Thank you for taking the time to reading my profile.  I look forward to welcoming you.

What are the benefits of online therapy?

This way of accessing therapy is working well and you can book times to suit you, and make time for yourself. It is more flexible with appointments though the time frame of sessions is the same as face to face. There are no travel costs involved and you can work from the comfort of your home or office. I am also returning to face to face therapy for those who prefer to meet in person and welcome you either way. I support people wherever is convenient if it is online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a MA/PGdip at Regents University, preceded by a Foundation course in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents University.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I worked at Regents College, Kensington and Chelsea College and London Metropolitan University gaining experience as a therapist and since then have been working privately on a one to one basis.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coming out of lockdown, things may  seem a little different so its important to check in with yourself and allow for any adjustments, whether its working from home or gradually returning to the office.

Re-connecting with people is like coming out of hibernation so do feel free to book an appointment and talk through how it is you are feeling.

I am here to help in person and also online to support and welcome new clients.

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Fees

From £135.00 to £155.00

Additional information

 zoom sessions are £135 and face to face are £155 Some insurance companies cover my fees.

When I work

I am available on week days from 9am to 6pm for online therapy or face to face

I do offer free introductory call. Please contact me to discuss.

Further information

Anamaya, 1 Adam And Eve Mews, London, W8 6UG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Accessible online with zoom, face time to telephone and face to face therapy