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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)
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
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
£70.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I charge a flat rate of £70 per session regardless of the issue or treatment plan, to keep it fair for everyone.
When I work
I have some appointments available throughout the day time and evenings.
For more information about me, or the help I provide please visit www.carlislecounselling.co.uk