My name is Laura and I am a qualified Psychodynamic therapist.
I feel we all deserve to know who we are and understand ourselves so we can grow and develop. Psychodynamic therapy looks at the root not just the surface, bringing forth understanding of our true selves.
Everyone's life experiences are unique, therefore I tailor the therapy to the persons needs. I can work long term or short term. This will be discussed in the initial consultation.
What is Counselling ?
Therapy is an approach which gives exploration to your thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential environment, without judgement and with honesty. It offers an opportunity to explore yourself, to look within and understand your thoughts and emotions, that can at heightened times become difficult to keep contained.
Psychodynamic counselling brings awarenss to the unconscious, these unconscious processes can playout in our personal or family relationships causing anxeity, stress or even depression at times leading to feelings of low confidence and self esteem.
How Can Counselling Help ?
Counselling can be a space to breathe and think about your life. Who you are and where you are going and what you wish to gain. It can be a space to grieve the losses you have experienced in your life and process the changes that happen throughout life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Couple Counselling in Transpersonal & Psychotherapy Dip
Psychodynamic Counselling MA
Psychodynamic Counselling PG.Dip
Certificate in Humanistics and Psychodynamics
Certificate in Bereavment Care
Certificate in Time Limted Therapy
I have worked with many clients over the years, working with lots of difficult issues. I have had a great degree of experience working with adults and young adults (11-18).
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 feel it is important to be comfortable and at ease with the therapist that you choose to work with. In this session I will work towards a general overview of your needs and discuss the next step.
Initial Assessment £70.00
Individual Counselling £60.00
Couple Counselling Assessment £90.00
Couples Counselling £80.00
I charge a £24.00 holding fee for any session not attended.
24 hour notice for any session you are unable to attend, the holding fee will still be required. If the cancellation is less than 24 hours then the full fee will be charged.
Availabilit: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Daytime or evening appointments
If you would like to speak to me about how Psychodynamic therapy could help, please feel free to call me for an informal chat, or take a look around my website for more information.
The Vale Practice is based in East Dulwich
By car you can park in sides roads off Grove Vale
Bicycles can be left outside the practice
Public Transport: Buses 37, 40, 176, 185, 484, P13, N37 & N176
By East Dulwich station: Exit and turn right
In the Heart of Greenwich Market
Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Buses: 177,180,188, 286, 386, 53, N53