Laura Paltridge

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MBACP Registered. Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
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Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4QY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Laura and I enjoy helping people to explore what's going on in their lives and the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that this can bring.  Life can be tricky and at times feel unfair. We can often find ourselves putting a happy face on to the outside world but what is going on inside is very different!

When life becomes difficult, many people can experience feeling alone and disconnected from their family, friends and even from themselves! I can offer you a warm, caring and safe place to explore what's going on for you to find meaning and purpose in your life, to feel connected and find the "real" you again.

Im kind, caring, down to earth and genuine. I feel that by keeping sessions real and by being myself, this can put people at ease to share what is going on for them. I will meet your thoughts and feelings with care and understanding, not judgement, so we can sit together and you can work out a way forward.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and insured integrative counsellor, who can tailor the sessions to meet your needs. I continued my studies to a higher level of psychotherapeutic counselling so I could offer my clients the whole package and work in depth safely with what each client may bring.

During our sessions together, you can share as little or as much as you want, at your own speed. You may wish to come for a short number of sessions or long term. You are in control of your sessions!

We can explore the problems you bring and the effect they are having on you now or I can use my skills, knowledge and training to trace them back to childhood and process them safely. I will meet your thoughts and feeling with care and understanding, not judgment.

I have lived experience and training in working with autism, ADHD , dyslexia, dyspraxia, chronic illness and conditions like C.F.S, M.E, fibromyalgia and the feelings these bring. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and embrace people's uniqueness- "Everybody" is welcome here!

I hold a safe, caring, professional, supportive space for all clients. I feel very grateful that people feel safe to share their thoughts and feelings with me.

I have recently completed the SANDS Baby Loss training to help mums and dads navigate their loss and talk about their loved one. This can often be a taboo subject as parents feel they cannot confide truely with friends and family as they are trying to protect their thoughts and feelings. I am here for you to talk about your experience, the deep pain of your loss and to hear your baby's name!

If you feel Lost? Stuck? Confused? Misunderstood? or Disconnected? then get in touch and I can support you to find meaning and purpose in your life, to feel connected and find the "real" you again.

Qualifications:

  • SANDS Counsellor Training Programme (CPCAB)
  • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

CPD:

Supporting families through pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, Counselling autistic clients, Autism masking, Autism in the counselling room, Working creatively with autistic clients, The inside of autism, Counselling clients with ADHD, Working with dyslexia, Counselling for chronic illness, Working with gender diversity, Minority Stress Process in LGB individuals, The impact of hate crime on LGBT+ clients, Working with Loss and bereavement, Adult safeguarding.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Baby Loss Counselling.

Masking.

Life Transitions.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

All counselling sessions are for one hour and are held in person at Plympton Therapy Rooms.

There is plenty of on street FREE parking as the building is situated in a quiet residential area of Woodford, Plympton, very close to Marsh Mills Roundabout. It's also on a good bus route. 

Sessions are priced at £50 per session.

If you have any questions about the type of therapy I offer or how counselling could help you, then send me an email and we can arrange a free 15 minute telephone call or meet up at Plympton Therapy Rooms.

I look forward to hearing from you :-)

When I work

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I currently work from Plympton Therapy Rooms on Tuesday Evenings, Wednesday evenings and Thursday day times. 

Further information

All sessions are held at Plympton Therapy Rooms. They are newly refurbished rooms designed for talking therapies. It's a lovely, calming, professional space which is perfect for counselling sessions.

If you would like to look around and say Hi a few days before you begin your counselling sessions, then this can be a really good idea to reduce anxiety and help autistic or nervous clients. 

Take a look at www.plymptontherapyrooms.com for more information. 

1 Woodford Crescent, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 4QY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Great for easy access, as there are no steps to the property or into the therapy rooms. The rooms are wheelchair accessible but unfortunately toilet facilities are not big enough to accomodate a wheelchair.

Laura Paltridge
Laura Paltridge