Laura Stonehouse

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Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m Laura Stonehouse, MBACP, I hold a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, am a registered member of the BACP and have a wealth of experience living with chronic long-term health conditions, most notably MS. For me, life has changed unexpectedly many times.

Whilst learning to live with my MS, I benefitted from personal counselling, a space to just be me, with all my feelings valid, without having to worry about whether I am being a burden to my counsellor. It is because of this positive experience I decided to undertake further training in Counselling People with MS.

I have a diploma in Counselling Young People and experience particularly in the 18-24 range. I also have a further special interest in helping women navigate the life changes during perimenopause and menopause. 

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and I am fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • MS-UK MS Awareness and Counselling people with MS
  • Diploma Counselling Children and Young People

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

As person-centred therapy relies so much on the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, it makes sense for us to meet online first. Get in touch to let me know your availability and we can arrange a free, no obligation, 20-minute introductory session. We will discuss what you feel is bringing you to therapy, how a therapy session with me works and what to expect when we work together.
Afterwards, you can decide if you would like to progress and we can arrange our 50-minute sessions. 
This initial session a no-obligation session, if you feel this isn’t the right fit or the right time for you, your details will be deleted and you will not be contacted further. For details of my privacy policy, please see

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have availability on Mondays

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Laura Stonehouse
Laura Stonehouse