Hello, I'm Laura and I'm trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist.
While that sounds complicated, you might have heard the terms therapist, or counsellor used interchangeably to describe what I do. But what it means is my passion in life is helping people through mental health problems, distressing or challenging times in their life and helping them grow in to the people they want to be.
I'm a firm believer that each person is uniquely individual, and any therapeutic help they receive should be tailored to them, and their needs. Being Integrative means I'm not set on one school of thought, and work with you to find what the best approach is for you.
I provide a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts and feelings, without judgement. You don't need to have a diagnosis to come and see me; if you're struggling with your mental health or life in general we'll work together in therapy to try and help you overcome this.
You're in control of the session, you can bring whatever issues you'd like to discuss, there's no session limit, we go at a pace you're comfortable with. There's no pressure to discuss things you aren't ready to. Instead we'll look at working together to set realistic goals for our work together, based on what you'd like to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have specialist training from the National Centre of Eating Disorders, and have significant experience in helping and treating those with eating disorders and body image issues. I also have experience working with depression, anxiety, self-harm, relationship-problems and significant trauma.
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
I charge a flat rate of £50 per session.
Concessions offered for
For more information about me, or the help I provide please visit www.carlislecounselling.co.uk