"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: childhood trauma, 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 Brighstone Clinic, working with a number of clients experiencing trauma from childhood, 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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£50.00 per session
Fees: £50 per hourly session