"Sometimes, life's challenges can mean that our ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life is taken away. I passionately believe that given the right amount of time and space, people can learn how to help themselves and move forwards"
My name is Laura and I am a Person Centred Counsellor. If you are reading this page then it's possible that you are currently experiencing any number of issues that are preventing you from leading the life you want to lead, or being the person you truly want to be.
I believe that you not only the have the right to feel OK, but the capacity to help yourself get to where you want to be. The counselling I provide offers a safe and confidential space where you can explore what's happening for you right now, and what changes you can make to move towards a better and more fulfilling life.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background and experience
I have worked extensively within the mental health field for the past 15 years, and have experience of helping people overcome complex issues, specifically around: depression, anxiety, addictions, bereavement, relationship issues, OCD and eating disorders.
I had a calling to train as a counsellor, feeling an innate empathy for the struggle and challenges of others, and ultimately qualified in 2010, studying at The University of Salford with a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. During this time I undertook a placement at Brightstone Clinic, working with a number of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and many other issues.
Issues I can provide support with:
- Eating Disorders
- Health related issues
- Issues from childhood
- Low self esteem / confidence
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual issues
- Separation / divorce
- Termination / abortion / miscarriage
- Work related stress / issues
- And any other general issues
The University of Salford, Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2010 Member of the BACP The University of Salford, Certificate in Counselling Skills Southampton Institute, 2:1 Degree in HumanResource Management.
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.