Are you feeling stuck? Are self-doubt, depression or anxiety holding you back? Does life feel like a struggle? A qualified and experienced therapist, I have experience with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, pregnancy & childbirth-related issues, family issues, self-esteem problems and more. I work in Clapham, London or online via Zoom
How therapy can help
Often, when we’re in a tough place, we don’t just want to be understood – we want to know there’s a way out, and find real solutions to our problems. Sometimes we don’t have all the resources we need to find that way alone. I aim to help my clients free themselves from the obstacles they feel are holding them back in life. I'm here to help when you feel you've hit a crunch point – stress, pressure, depression or something else is taking over. You feel stuck, or overwhelmed, and you’re not sure why, but you know life would be easier if you could sort this out. Whatever you’re going through, I offer a welcoming and confidential space – you won’t be judged or advised, just supported in being yourself and achieving your goals. I also teach techniques to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
Individual sessions are 50 minutes long, and we generally meet at the same time every week. We can have a shorter, more focused set of sessions aimed at one specific issue, or take longer to give us a chance to fully explore something that's been bothering you for a long time. The work is open-ended - you're not committed to a set number of sessions, and we can decide together when it feels like the right time to end.
I know from my own experience that it can be easy to make excuses not to focus on ourselves. I’ll do it later. I don’t have time. My problems aren't so bad compared to others. I’d like to help you push past those feelings so you can make space for you.
What to expect in the first session
In the first session, we'll talk about what's brought you to therapy, how many sessions you'd like, your goals for therapy and any questions you might have. Our sessions are a place for you to bring whatever feels important; you'll lead, I'll listen, ask questions, and hopefully help you find a fresh perspective on the things that are troubling you.
I’m warm, friendly and non judgmental - I believe in the importance of building relationships with my clients. I’m an active therapist – I don’t believe clients should do all the work. I work collaboratively with my clients – you set the direction and the goals of therapy, and we work together towards achieving them. I won’t give you advice or tell you what to do, but I’ll think with you about how things link together to hopefully give you a fresh perspective, and help you work out some coping skills for when times are rough. I also work using a psychodynamic approach, which means we’ll look at your past and how that might be showing up in your day to day life.
Arrange a free initial consultation
I believe change is always possible. If you’re feeling stuck and are looking for someone to help you work things out, text or email to schedule an initial 20 minute consultation. There is no fee for this session – it’s a chance for you to talk about what’s brought you to counselling, to ask me any questions you have, and to get a feel for whether I’m the right therapist for you.
If you'd like to find out more about me and the therapy I offer, feel free to take a look at my website - www.lauramillartherapy.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, London and a Certificate in CBT Skills, WPF Therapy.
Prior to retraining as a therapist, I worked in finance in the City and Canary Wharf.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Online sessions available daytimes and evenings - please contact me for full details of available times.
Taking the first step can often be one of the hardest things you’ll do in therapy. If you'd like to arrange a free 20-minute consultation, get in touch however you'd prefer - by call or text on 07882 499 585 or by email