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About me

I provide counselling to adults from all walks of life. Counselling provides a safe space to talk openly with a trusted individual who will not judge you, it is not advice it is an environment for you to explore what is happening for you.

The therapy can be short so you can focus on a something specific you want to look at, or open ended and reviewed regularly. We will have an initial appointment to see each other and how we can work together.

I am a member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework and professional standards.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling training started with an introduction course and found it so interesting and rewarding that I continued to study and achieved a Certificate in Counselling, Diploma in Counselling and Diploma in Psychotherapeutics.

As part of my membership for the BACP I attend ongoing training and professional development in including self harm, working with dreams and mindfulness.

I have 5 year's experience of counselling clients and I currently volunteer at the Derby Womens Centre.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Individual therapy - £40 (Sessions are usually held weekly and each session is 50 mins long)

Some concession rates are available, please enquire.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Unfortunately, I currently do not have any client appointments available, however, please contact me for more information.

Types of client

Older adults
Laura Williamson

Laura Williamson