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
- Family issues
- Sibling rivalry
- Work colleagues conflicts
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
Experience gained through contracts with...
NHS surgeries- GP referrals City centre Rape Crisis centre
City centre service for adolescents
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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals (In person and via telephone)
= £55 per 50 minute session.
Couples and relationship counselling
= £75 per 50 minute session (for 2 people).
= £50 per hour.
Daytime and evening appointments available, subject to availability.
I am a member of the BACP Coaching division. Please contact me if you are considering life coaching.