Laura Scott, MBACP, DiRC, LLB, DipLP
In addition to couples and individuals, I have specific training and qualification in all types of online therapy. In these times of COVID uncertainty and social distancing, I offer telephone, email, IM and webcam counselling offering flexible appointment times including evenings.
Considering coming to counselling for the first time can be daunting and can feel like a step into the unknown. I offer a safe and confidential place in which you can find time to reflect on your situation. As we work together, you will have the opportunity to consider what changes you might make and how you might adapt in order to achieve change.
I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My work is exclusively online at present but when it is safe to do so again I will resume in-person sessions in Epsom and Leatherhead. I work with couples and individuals over the age of 18 years, both face to face and online using a variety of techniques and approaches, based on psychodynamic/integrative thinking.
You may feel unsure whether counselling can help you and about what it would involve. To help you to explore your options during the COVID uncertainty period, I am offering a free 30 minute consultation either by telephone or by online webcam session. This is a no-obligation session that lets you find out whether you would feel comfortable working with me. When you would like to begin your journey to knowing yourself better, please contact me to set this up.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as a couples and individual counsellor in Scotland and subsequently moved to Surrey where I have practised within Relate since 2018. I have a post grad Diploma in the specific skills needed to provide best online therapy, including via email, IM, telephone and webcam and am a member of ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy online. I work with couples and individuals over the age of 18, using psychodynamic, systemic and person-centred approaches.
My previous career in the law in Edinburgh included mentoring and coaching as well as involvement with LawCare, a charity devoted to good mental health within the legal profession.
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling; Relationships Scotland
- Diploma in Online Counselling: OCST
- Degree in Law; University of Dundee
- Diploma in Business Management; University of the West of Scotland
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individual counselling 50 minutes: (Face to Face or online) £50
- Couple counselling 50 minutes: (Face to Face or online) £60
Concessions offered for
Introductory consultation: during the COVID uncertainty period I am offering a free 30 minute initial individual or couple consultation.
This no-obligation initial meeting allows us to meet, either by telephone or by online webcam session, and explore the kind of help you are seeking and the kind of help I am able to offer.
I also offer a 20% reduction for NHS staff against the cost of ongoing individual or couple counselling.
If after the initial consultation we decide to continue, we then agree a way forward. Ongoing counselling sessions are 50 minutes from the agreed start time and are usually most effective if held weekly at the same time. I suggest a review of goals and progress after every six weeks.