Laura Murtagh

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Broadstairs CT10 & Margate CT9
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About me

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in Broadstairs. I offer therapy to adults and young people. I have also undertaken specialist online training so I am well-equipped to work online for those who prefer this platform or live further afield.

What do I offer?

I offer person-centred counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people working with a wide range of issues giving them the support they need.

Person-Centred Counselling

As a person-centred therapist, I offer you support and care to focus on your own needs, preferences and goals. I put you, the individual at the centre of your own process, empowering you to make your own choices based on your own circumstances and values. Working together, we will build a relationship of trust and respect, within which I can recognise and value your experiences and perspective whilst supporting you in your choices. Whether you opt for online sessions or come to my therapy room, I provide a safe and nurturing environment tailored to you and your needs. With a genuine, non-judgemental and empathic approach to my work, I will walk alongside you to support you in making choices and decisions that will give you a sense of emotional wellbeing.

Please visit my website for more information about myself or my practice. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified person-centred therapist and in addition to my private practice, I am the school counsellor for a large comprehensive secondary school in central London. 

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered

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£55.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual Counselling
£65 a session
(50 Minutes)

Concessional rate (OAPS, Students, Young People)
£55 a session
(50 Minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bradstow Way, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1AH

Margate, Kent, CT9

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is up a small flight of 6 steps. Home visits are provided as a face to face alternative within a 4 mile radius if accessibility is an issue.

Online platforms

Google Meet