Laura Perkins MBACP PGCert BMus(Hons)
I’m an Integrative Counsellor working in Hackney. Counselling can offer a supportive space to help manage something difficult or help to see things differently. I offer you a safe and warm, confidential environment in which to explore, at your pace, the difficulties you may be facing at this time. I work relationally, meaning that the heart of the work is a respectful therapeutic relationship with my clients.
I hope that you will feel free to contact me if anything is left unanswered from this page.
Some of the issues I work with are:
- Anxiety & panic attacks
- Bereavement, loss & grief
- All forms of depression
- Eating Disorders and body image
- Existential crisis
- Self-Esteem issues
- Victims of abuse
- Self harm or suicidal thoughts
- Difficulties related to difference: race, culture, gender, disability, mental health
- Relationship issues
Training, qualifications & experience
My training at Re-Vision, was in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and prior to this, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, meaning that my approach is creative and flexible, depending on who I am working with.
I am also an active musician and have worked in music education for many years where I worked with all students of ages from pre-school to adult learners, and as a music practitioner in a Special Educational Needs school.
My private practice is in Hackney Central - you can find the location here - and my background as a counsellor involves working for Mind in North East London and at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I fully abide by their codes of ethics.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Sessions are 50 minutes and are £65
There are occasionally concessionary places available. Enquire if you think you may be eligible.
If you would like to explore the possibility of working together you are welcome to call, or send a confidential email.
I suggest we arrange an initial consultation session to see how it might feel for us to work together. At this meeting we may discuss what brings you to therapy, what you might hope to change, need support with, or any anxieties you may hold around the idea of coming to counselling. I usually suggest to take a few days to think about how this session impacts you and if it feels right to work together, we can arrange how to proceed.
I offer both open-ended and short-term therapy. If you would prefer the latter, six sessions is usually a good place to start.
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