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MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

About me

Hi, I'm Laura a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Therapy Supervisor with NHS experience and over 8,000 client hours, offering genuine and non judgmental support. Whether you are an individual or couple dealing with a marriage or relationship issue, let us work together towards you feeling happier, more confident, focussed and ready for change.

In addition and more importantly I will help you to explore and understand why you felt challenged, to reduce the impact and the chance of the same problems repeating themselves.

Clients come to me for counselling, often termed talking therapy, for a short period of time (often 6-8 weeks) or more psychotherapy based work for a number of years. Concerns range from depression, anxiety/panic attacks and stress, relationship and childhood issues, bereavement, abuse & bullying, infertility, work related issues, illness and life changes.

I work with each client on an individual level using therapies which best suit their personality and the issues they wish to explore. Whichever interventions I use, clients say that being listened to, being able to talk in a confidential, warm, trusting environment and being encouraged to challenge their thinking has really helped them.

I appreciate that many people have no experience of counselling and may feel anxious as to what to expect, or unsure if they are ready to take that step. I am happy to speak with you to answer any questions you may have to help ease your concerns and to arrange a counselling assessment appointment.

Please call me on 07581 183994.


Relationship and Marriage Counselling

Helping couples who are struggling in marriage, relationships or who are separated to communicate more effectively, by providing a safe space for them to share their thoughts and feelings. Through this, couples are more able to learn from one another and understand where their relationship breakdown has occurred.

The next stage of relationship counselling is then on supporting couples to work together towards moving forwards, with confidence, in the direction that they choose.

I offer support for:-

  • Same gender partnerships
  • Heterosexual relationships
  • Married couples
  • Partnerships
  • Family issues
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Work colleagues conflicts

Best Wishes
Laura

Training, qualifications & experience

Senior Accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

Senior Accreditation is a recognition by the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) of having achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

As an accredited member, I adhere to the BACP professional code of ethics and conduct. This requires me to attend regular and ongoing development courses and supervision, which keeps me up-to-date with new information to enable me to offer you the best service possible.

Member of the BACP Coaching division

Further qualifications include:-

  • BA (Hons) Degree.
  • FdA in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA).
  • Level 3 Counselling skills based on a Person Centred approach.
  • Transactional Analysis 101 certificate.
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling based on a humanistic and Psychodynamic approach.
  • British Mindfulness Institute Certificate.
  • Supervision Diploma
  • Over 8,000 clinical client hours


DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) approved and registered

Fully insured


Experience gained through contracts with...                 

                                          NHS surgeries- GP referrals                                                                                                   City centre Rape Crisis centre
                                          City centre service for adolescents
                                          Bereavement service
                                          Employee assistance programmes (EAP)
                                          Health insurance providers  
                                          Senior care organisation
                                          Current private practice for 10 years
                                         
I have experience of working within corporate environments in a management and managed role and understand the pressures on employees working within a tiered and competitive structure.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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Fees

Additional information

Individuals (In person and via telephone)

= £55 per 50 minute session.

                                     
                   
Couples and relationship counselling

=  £75 per 50 minute session (for 2 people).

Supervision

= £50 per hour.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available, subject to availability.

Further information

I am a member of the BACP Coaching division. Please contact me if you are considering life coaching.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 7DP

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I offer therapy supervision to trainee and qualified therapists working with adult individuals and couples.

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