Lauren Kriwald - MBACP
Whether you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I welcome you to get in touch. I offer a calm safe space where together we can slow things down and find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. My authenticity and warm inclusive approach help to create a non-judgemental environment. Here, your whole being and experience is welcome.
I draw from many theories and ways of working, also including the use of imagery and somatic experience, but my core intention is to help build transformative relationships from which you can grow, heal and experience lasting change. I can also use somatic experiencing, imagery and creative tools as ways to support new insights and increase self-awareness.
I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages and issues. I have particular experience in: acute anxiety and depression, bereavement, breakdowns / breakthroughs, creativity, embodied process, low self-esteem, stress, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), relationship problems, LGBTQ+ clients, identity issues, unresolved childhood issues, clients with Asperger syndrome, on the autistic spectrum or with learning difficulties.
I look forward to offering you a calm safe space from which you can heal and grow.
What is a session like?
Whether online or in person, your first session is a chance for you to tell me what has brought you to seek counselling and to see if I am a good fit for what you are looking for. From there we can look at whether a fixed number of sessions or open-ended counselling would best support your needs.
How to start?
For face-to-face sessions, please ring the bell at the session start time and I can buzz you in.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Clinical Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- BSc Humanistic Counselling
- FdA Counselling Skills
- Registered member of BACP - I adhere to BACP's ethical code, receive regular supervision and CPD
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 online (online practice currently full)