About me

Welcome, my name is Laura and I am a fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor experienced in providing therapeutic counselling to individual adults.

You may be looking for a therapist or counsellor to address a specific issue, perhaps an experience from the past that is impacting you now, or there may be a general feeling that something is not quite right.

Many people find talking with someone, in confidence, helps them discover who they are and helps them make informed, self-loving and kinder choices.

Therapy and counselling help you discover the real you, creating awareness, acknowledging and dealing with repressed feelings and getting in touch with your innate self-worth. Which, in turn, promotes personal autonomy and the resilience to deal with life's challenges.

My approach.

My passion is to get to the heart of the matter, by holding a compassionate, kind, and supportive space. I hold the belief that everyone has the answers within them and is far more capable than they currently perceive. It is a two-way, co-creative approach, where growth occurs and to find new and better ways to live.

I work with a full range of emotional issues, difficult life events, impact of family relationships and unhelpful patterns of thinking and behavior. I also work with the spectrum of gender and sexual expressions of the LGBTQIA+ community and recognise the importance of culture, race and identity in how we meet the world.

As an inclusive therapist I actively provide understanding and a place to be understood. My goal is to work with people who wish to improve and enrich their relationships, with themselves, others and the world.

What to expect working together.

I offer online, telephone, 'in the room' counselling as well as walk and talk therapy. I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches, integrating Relational ways of working within a Transactional Analysis and Humanistic framework. While theories and tools are helpful, the foundation of our work is built on a safe, ethical and respectful working relationship.

Firstly, I offer a free 15-minute telephone conversation so that you can share why you are thinking of coming to therapy and what your hopes are. This gives us both the opportunity to see if I am the right person for you.

If you decide you would like to continue, your first session is spent discussing what brings you to therapy, what you would like to explore, what your hopes are and how we work together. I welcome any questions or concerns that you may have.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the helping profession since 2002, specialising in working with people who have experienced trauma and wider mental health difficulties.

  • Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (BACP accredited) - Distinction (Middlesex University)
  • Certificate in Working with Trauma
  • Level 3 Diploma in Humanistic counselling
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Health and Social Care (The Open University)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences (The Open University)
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Working with Autism
  • Working with the body
  • Working with Shame in the Therapy Room
  • Using Neuroscience in Practice
  • Exploring Resistance to Change
  • Symbiosis
  • Integrating the Body - Neuroscience
  • Discounting - Transactional Analysis
  • Grief and Loss
  • Working with Depression
  • Working with Anxiety
  • Impasse Theory

To maintain and develop my practice, I receive regular supervision, I also strive to keep abreast of the latest training to enhance my practice and offer a quality service. I also have an enhanced DBS certificate for adults and children.

I am a registered member of:

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
  • Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)

As a member of the above organisations, I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy and professional conduct and procedure.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Please don't hesitate to contact me for a free no-obligation chat to briefly discuss the issues you are facing. I will explain how I may be able to help you and answer any questions you have. I am available for telephone consultation Monday-Friday.

  • My fee is £50 per session.

Please email me with your enquiry and to book your consultation call.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Friday appointments, office hours only. 

Further information

If I am unable to speak to you in person when you call, please leave a message on the confidential voicemail and I will return your call. I aim to respond to all emails and messages as soon as possible and within 24 hours.

My private practice is situated at Cherry Orchard Lane off the A36 (Wilton Road) and within easy walking distance of Salisbury train station.

Free parking is available.

Enterprise House, Office 19
Boathouse Meadow Business Pk.
Cherry Orchard Lane
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2 9ND

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Engage Counselling Service is situated on the first floor of Enterprise House.

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Laura Wells

Laura Wells