Dr Laura Tinsley
During this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m conducting all my therapy sessions online. I will resume face-to-face sessions as soon as possible.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in East London offering individual therapy for adults. There are many reasons why people may seek therapy. We all face moments in life which can be challenging, where we can find ourselves feeling out of control, struggling to cope and in emotional pain. Whatever your reason is for seeking therapy, finding the right person, who you can build trust with you to explore some of your most difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences, is essential.
Every client is unique and requires different things from therapy. Therefore, my therapeutic practice is tailored to meet your needs. In tailoring my work to your needs, I draw on a range of theories, techniques and evidence-based practice. I have training and experience in humanistic, existential, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and psychodynamic approaches. Whichever approach we take, it is important for therapy to be useful and helpful to you.
At the heart of my practice, I prioritise building a warm, trusting and non-judgemental relationship, a strong foundation for you to feel safe to explore in-depth your most difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences. I adopt a collaborative approach to my work; together we can understand and overcome the things in your life that are causing you distress. I believe therapy can help bring about new possibilities and real change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BPS and HCPC Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have extensive experience working with adults in a range of community settings, including an NHS primary care service. In particular, I have worked with individuals experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, bereavement, addiction, relationship issues, domestic violence and work stress.
I have extensive experience working in the homeless sector, and I have a specialist interest in working with those who are experiencing addictions.
I hold a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, MSc in Health Psychology, and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15-minute telephone conversation to discuss what you are seeking support for and if I am the right therapist to help you. If we are both happy to proceed, we will arrange an initial consultation session.
Individual sessions (including the initial consultation) are £90.
I do have a number of concessionary sessions available for those on benefits or low incomes. If you are interested in these sessions, please contact me.
I offer both short-term and long-term therapy, depending on your needs and circumstances.
Therapy sessions are usually weekly but I can offer fortnightly sessions. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
If you are unable to attend a session, please provide 24 hours' notice. Full payment is required for cancellations with less than 24 hours' notice.