Laurel Deegan

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Laurel Leaf Counselling | Reg. MBACP | BSc (Hons)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Plymouth PL6 & PL7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I understand how it feels to need someone to listen. Maybe you don't get chance to talk openly with the people in your life, or perhaps you've fallen into unhelpful patterns. With my support, we can begin to change this. 

My Philosophy & How I Work

I work in an integrative way, meaning I can bring together different approaches depending on your needs. This always comes from a person-centred place, where I will work with you. Every person deserves to be seen as a unique, three-dimensional individual.

One of the biggest things I can help with is facilitating awareness. Awareness of your past, your relationships, who you are, and what you want. Many people struggle to recognise or express certain parts of themselves, but I hope with my help you can begin to feel whole and become your true self.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words; in these times, we can try working in a more creative way if you find this helpful. I also offer walk & talk therapy for those that find inspiration from being in nature. Some clients may want a little more direction and I am happy to offer this where needed. 

It’s about figuring out who you are and what you want. I will do my best to meet you where you are on your journey and share that journey with you.

Who I Work With

I work with adults of all ages. I have experience of providing counselling across different settings, including charity and educational environments. I work with a range of different issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, grief, identity, and low self-esteem. 

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Training, qualifications & experience

My training was in integrative counselling, which taught me about many different counselling theories and modalities. 


  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP) – Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Award in ​Counselling Young People (BACP Stage 1) - Iron Mill College, Exeter
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (NCS) – JHD Counselling, Cambridge
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills – West Suffolk College
  • Psychology Degree BSc (Hons) – University of Hull

Additional Training

  • Trauma-Informed Certificate - The Centre for Healing
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – MHFA England
  • Crisis Volunteer Training - Shout 

Recent workshops I have attended as part of my continuing professional development (CPD) include topics such as grief, social anxiety, trauma, attachment, animal assisted therapy, neurodiversity, existential therapies, and mental health & the body. 

Member organisations

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

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £40.00 for a one-hour counselling session, whether this is face-to-face, on the phone, or online via Teams. 

I know that not everyone can manage this however, so I offer a limited number of low-cost counselling sessions for those on low/no income. Please contact me for more information.

I offer a free, no obligation 20-minute telephone call if you would like to have a chat before commencing therapy. I understand it can be a daunting prospect and it’s important to find the right fit. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have various slots available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as well as evening slots on Mondays and Thursdays. These can be online or face-to-face. 

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical guidelines, which you can view on the website. 

I have a current enhanced DBS certificate. 

I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller. 

I currently work from two locations, one in Marsh Mills (PL7) and one in Estover (PL6). 

Bush Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL6

Plymouth, Devon, PL7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Free, on-site and on street parking.