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Integrative Counsellor, MBACP (Registered)

About me

My name is Laura and I am a qualified counsellor with many years of experience. I approach each and every client individually -
as everyone's needs are entirely different. I believe I can help with present issues and past trauma.

If you are feeling frightened, alone or overwhelmed with your problems then don't ever be afraid to speak out and seek help. No-one deserves to be alone and taking that first big step may feel daunting at first however the light at the end of the tunnel will always be there - as it can be a real help and comfort to feel safe and heard. 
 
There will always be times in all of our lives where we experience horrible circumstances and anxieties and sometimes you may need to look outside of your circle of friends and family to help understand and make sense of our distress and needs. 
 
If you have experienced or are experiencing periods of struggle there is always someone to talk to. Sometimes it isn't ourselves that are facing it - but perhaps people around you are, but still you are feeling troubled or panicked by it. 
Whether it is a result of an unexpected experience or the build up of emotions over time it should never be something you should have to deal with alone.
 
Counselling is never a service where we advise you how to live your life, it is more a safe and confidential place for us to look at your life, your troubles, your feelings, emotions and how they are affecting who you are today. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in therapeutic counselling, which involved 4 years intensive training
  • Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its code of ethics.
  • Cruse Awareness in children & young people's bereavement care.
  • Rape Crisis women's oppression and sexual violence.
  • Cruse awareness in bereavement care
    for adults.
  • PODS (positive outcomes for Dissociative survivors)

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual sessions are £60.00 per 50 minute session

Couples sessions are £100.00 per 50 minute session

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I have experience in many specific areas as detailed below:

  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Low self confidence
  • Bullying
  • Domestic violence
  • Anger management

Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4

Type of session

In person
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