Laura Saffill MBACP Dips Couns
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 per session.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work during the day on a Friday and depending on availability can also arrange sessions in the evenings and at weekends.
Types of client