About me

I offer a warm, confidential, explorative environment in which to explore the difficulties you're facing. 

Some of the issues I work with are:

  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Addictions
  • Bereavement, loss & grief
  • All forms of depression
  • Existential crisis
  • Self-Esteem issues
  • Victims of abuse (violent/emotional/sexual incl. childhood sexual abuse)
  • Loneliness
  • Self harm or suicidal thoughts
  • Sexuality
  • Difficulties related to difference: race, culture, gender, disability, mental health
  • Relationship issues

I hope that you will feel free to contact me if anything is left unanswered from this page.

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”

Martha Graham, dancer and choreographer

Training, qualifications & experience

I understand that looking for a therapist can feel like a minefield and I often say to clients that my modality of training comes secondary to the quality of the connection that we have together; if we are a good fit then we will find our way of working together.
Having said that, my training is in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapeutic Counselling, which means I draw on interweaving concepts from Jungian, Gestalt, relational, psychodynamic, neuroscience, body psychotherapy and family systems theory as well as developmental and archetypal psychology.

Prior to this training at re-vision.org, I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education.

Before this I studied Music Performance and I worked in music education for many years. I worked with students of ages from pre-school to adult learners, and was also a music practitioner in a Special Educational Needs school.

AntiRacism:
The undercurrent of pain caused by racism can be easy to ignore as a white therapist. I am committed to work against this by offering a holding space for the pain and suffering associated with difference and diversity in my practice, as well as inviting the often uncomfortable and overwhelming, yet vital discussions of antiracism with my white clients.

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At the moment I am only working online using Zoom. When I return to face-to-face sessions my private practice is in Haggerston, E8.

As well as my private practice, my background as a counsellor involves working for Mind in North East London and at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney.

I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I fully abide by their codes of ethics. 

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£65.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes and are £65

I am only working online currently.

Further information

If you would like to explore the possibility of working together you are welcome to call, or send a confidential email.

Initial consultation:

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.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Laura Perkins

Laura Perkins