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About me

I am currently offering online and telephone sessions due to COVID-19. I offer a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental space in which you can talk about the issues which you are experiencing. The core model of my training is Transactional Analysis (TA), however the way in which I work tends to be naturally more person centred. I am an integrative relational therapist, using different models of counselling in my work including TA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), creative methods and Mindfulness techniques.

Being an integrative therapist means I use my knowledge of different therapeutic approaches during our work, which enables the freedom and flexibility to work in a way which suits you as an individual. We can work together to help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, at a pace which you feel comfortable with. You might want to access support for a short period of time, for a longer period of time or you may not know at this stage.

I have undertaken additional training in order to offer telephone and online counselling services.

Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Laura and I am the founder of Roots Counselling Services. I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, based near to Newcastle upon Tyne. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have worked in a range of different settings, including the voluntary sector, the National Health Service (NHS) and more recently a counselling service in Newcastle City Centre. I have supported clients who have worked to understand, and address, a range of different issues such as mental health difficulties, bereavement, work related issues, identity issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, and addictions.

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Sessions fees:

Face to face sessions - from £45 

Online / telephone sessions - £40

Concessions available. During the pandemic I will only be offering online/video and telephone sessions.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed


I can offer flexible appointments.

Tyne And Wear

Regent Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
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Laura Wilson Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MSc, MBACP)

Laura Wilson Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (MSc, MBACP)