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About me

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 but my core intention is to help build transformative relationships from which you can grow, heal and experience lasting change.

Some therapeutic tools I offer:

~ awareness of physical body
~ exploring self-compassion
~ creative tools, eg. drawing
~ calming breath work and mindfulness techniques

I've worked with clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages and issues.
I have particular experience in: anxiety, bereavement, breakdowns / breakthroughs, identity issues, LGBTQ+ clients, creativity, low self-esteem, stress, relationship problems, personal development, 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.

Warm wishes,
Lauren


What is a session like?
I offer weekly 50-minute sessions

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.

My Credentials
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

Humanistic Counselling incorporates three relational models of counselling: Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. It places the therapeutic relationship at the centre of empowering the client towards lasting change.

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

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£70

Concessions offered for

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

Availability

Tuesday - Thursdays

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
Bath
Somerset
BA1 1RH

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
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
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Lauren Kriwald - MBACP

Lauren Kriwald - MBACP