Laura Mole MBACP
I am a qualified and experienced BACP adolescent and adult counsellor in Muswell Hill. My practice is a contemporary, relaxing space where you can feel at ease, and its located in a quiet road just off the broadway.
I see people with different needs who would like to improve their feeling of wellbeing, and to have a confidential place to share their worries.
I also see people with longer term mental health problems such as generalised anxiety and panic, depression, eating issues, and anger problems. I work with young people of all ages from 11 upwards.
Working with teenagers and young adults with anxiety and low self-esteem is a niche of mine.
The difficult years that young people are at school or University often need additional support, and I like to offer help to adolescents and parents experiencing difficulties.
I also have an interest in working with people with Autism Spectrum conditions.
How counselling can help you
Counselling is your own private space to share your worries, and anxieties without fear of judgement. Counsellors help their clients to face difficult feelings safely, and explore their thoughts in an understanding and confidential environment.
We guide our clients to their own answers and help to explore, reduce, manage or stop the anxiety, low mood, anger, low self-esteem and other issues.
What to expect in your first session
We will meet for 50 minutes, and during that time, I will try to find out a little about you, and your current situation, what your goals are, and what you would like from a counsellor and counselling.
If you are under 18, you may want to come with a parent or guardian for the beginning of your first session, but you don't have to.
During the session we will go at your pace, I won't push for answers, and you have the control of how much or how little to share.
At the end of the session you can either book a regular weekly, or bi-weekly time, or have a think about whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Whatever your reason is for coming to therapy, I will give you a safe, calm and caring space to explore your feelings, and we can work together towards your goals and the future you see for yourself.
If you would like to know more, or book a first appointment please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have my own practice in Muswell Hill, and am an associate counsellor at a practice in Hampstead. I have been a counsellor for over 4 years, working in schools, colleges, adult education, low cost services and assisted living centres.
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. My training is accredited by the British Association of counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
As a member of the BACP I undertake regular further training to maintain standards and quality.
Some of the additional training I have had includes:
- Working with Suicide in Universities and Colleges
- Working with children and young people
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Working with Eating Disorders
- Working with Addiction
- Bereavement Counselling
- Short Term Therapy
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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All sessions are £65 each.
Counselling students and people on low incomes can receive a low cost rate on request.
There is a charge for cancellations with less than 48hrs notice.
I've put together some questions that I have been asked, that you may find helpful. If there is anything else I haven't covered, please get in touch, and we can talk over the phone about your concerns:
"I don't know what to expect, how do you work?"
I am an "Integrative Counsellor" which means I am trained in many different ways to help a person with their difficult feelings. You'll come once a week, or maybe once every two weeks to my office for 50 minutes. During that time you can talk about what is on your mind.
"Do you use CBT?"
Yes, I can use CBT with you. You may have heard of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as it is well known and is often what the NHS use. It can give you practical tools to help in situations you are facing. I don't use CBT on it's own though.
"What else do you use?"
I also work "psychodynamically" with people who wish to, where we may look at past events that have shaped your thoughts and feelings about the present. All of my work is "humanistic" and "person centred", meaning that the person behind the issue is the most important thing, and that we try to build a trusting and respectful working relationship.
"What if I have nothing to talk about?"
There is no expectation for you to talk if you don't want to.
Sometimes there can be awkward moments, some weeks you may get the feeling that you want to come to the session, but you have nothing to say. The best thing is to talk to me about it, so we can see what is going on for you. There's no right or wrong, and there is nothing wrong with wanting to sit peacefully in a therapeutic space!
"Do I have to lie down on a sofa/ couch?"
No... but you can if you want to. Famous therapist Freud used to ask his clients to lie on the couch, and he would sit behind them, so that they could speak freely without facing him. His idea was that the clients unconscious would flow out more easily that way. I won't make you lie on a couch for therapy - but if you want to lie down on the sofa, you can.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and Sundays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|