My name is Laura Saffill and I’m a qualified and experienced Counsellor working with adults and young people. Based in Epping, I offer both long and short term counselling dependant on your needs. I work within a person centred approach, putting you at the heart of the counselling process. I will work with you at your own pace, tackling the issues you wish to explore. I believe that we all have the ability within us to help ourselves but that we sometimes need support and guidance in a safe non-judgemental space. This enables us to learn about ourselves on a deeper level and move forward with increased resilience and contentment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB; Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) and have worked with both adults and young people covering a variety of issues.
I’m a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and committed to its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. I'm also subject to its professional conduct procedures.
I worked at Haven – The Survivors of Abuse Network for 18 months, dealing mostly with adult clients who were survivors of various forms of abuse both current and historical ranging from sexual abuse and domestic violence to emotional abuse.
As well as working privately I also currently work voluntarily at The Box in Epping. This includes working with young people aged 11-18 through The Box Counselling Service and also with Year 10 and 11 students at The Open Box Education Centre.
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 work during the day on a Friday and depending on availability can also arrange sessions in the evenings and at weekends.
I’m a real advocate of the Person-Centred Approach, putting my clients first and working together in a non-directive way. To learn more about counselling and this way of working please see my Website.
If you would like to meet for an initial session please contact me using the contact details above to arrange a convenient time. This first session will be a chance for us to meet and discuss how we can work together that best suits your needs. Finding the right counsellor is so important and this session will be a good indicator if I’m the right person for you. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me, the way I work and the counselling process. If you are happy to continue we will agree to either a set number of sessions or a longer open ended agreement. Both can be reviewed as the counselling progresses.