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About me and my therapy practice
Hi there - thank you for stopping by. My name is Lauren and I am a BACP registered and qualified Integrative Therapist.

Integrative therapy is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. I like to draw on several different elements in order to tailor sessions to you, the individual client. My approach takes into account your mental, physical, spiritual and emotional needs and we will work with all of these elements to help set and achieve your goals. 

I like to work with attachment styles - I believe that our earliest relationships can affect how we relate to those around us as adults and as such this can be useful exploration in therapy, in order to change these patterns. 

I also enjoy working creatively to explore different feelings if its useful for my clients. I have adapted this way of working so that this is still possible via video counselling. 

I also use practical tools such as individual guided meditations and relaxation exercises to help calm any anxieties if needed during our sessions.

I am more than happy to discuss my ways of working in more detail on the phone or via email ahead of any sessions.

Practice description
I provide a safe, calming and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore any issues. 

My first session
All sessions are 50 minutes long. Our first session would be a chat about what has brought you to therapy and how we might work together in the future to achieve your goals - we can then discuss moving forward together if you feel that we are a good fit. 

What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy
Integrative

Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited.

*if you call and I’m unable to answer please leave a voicemail or send me an email and I will get back to you. Please note I no longer answer withheld numbers* 

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Counselling Diploma (BSc pending)

Many training courses and CPD work in trauma and domestic abuse.

Extensive NHS experience working with clients experiencing psychosis and personality disorders.

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£45

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Current some availability for evenings through the week and some limited spaces at weekends 

Further information

I currently have availability for online counselling sessions during the week as well as some availability on Saturday Mornings.

*Please note that I work remotely so I work nationwide*

Stowmarket
Suffolk
IP14

Brentwood
CM14

Type of session

Home visits
Online
Phone

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Lauren Brotherston

Lauren Brotherston