Laura Stewart

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MBACP NCS Accredited
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Carrickfergus BT38
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About me

Hello there, my name is Laura. Sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees, when this is the case we may need someone to talk to gain a new perspective. Here at Through the Woods Therapy, I offer a confidential, non judgemental and genuine service whilst you find your way through the difficult times you are experiencing.

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor who provides a safe therapeutic space for reflection and self discovery and when you are ready I can offer solution focused techniques to move forward. As an integrative counsellor I believe each person has their own individual way of looking at things, I can offer counselling that suits these individual needs.

I am a trauma informed counsellor, who works with children and young people as well as adults. I can offer creative therapeutic methods should this interest you. I have many years of experience working with children and young people in different areas of my employment and I feel I can offer a young person a comfortable environment to feel relaxed enough to share their issues and problems whatever that may be.

Deciding to seek therapy can be difficult, but in doing so you have to take the first steps to help yourself and your mental health. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to help you to make your choice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I spent 5 years studying counselling from level 2 to a Foundation degree in integrative counselling. This is an accredited qualification with the NCS. During this time I volunteered at Pips Charity where I befriended and offered counselling to young people and adults affected by suicide. I gained valuable experience here and saw clients through the most troubling of times. I have worked within schools in both primary and post-primary education over the years and in the last year, I invested in becoming a trauma informed counsellor for children and young people. Most recently I have completed a Lego therapy course, I can offer individual or small group session for children. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£40.00 per session

Additional information

  • Payment in full before the session
  • A late cancelation fee applies

Further information

  • I offer counselling to children, young people and adults.
  • I am an integrative therapy consisting of person-centred, CBT and psychodynamic approaches. 
  • I am a trauma informed children and young peoples therapist.
  • I can provide a safe and confidential therapeutic space

Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38

Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38

Type of session

In person
Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart