Dr Lauren McCoy

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Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My Skills

I work as a Counselling Psychologist Doctorate specialising in integrative therapy for mind and body. I recently received a MSc in Somatics and Dance which is an understanding which complements my applied approaches in psychology. Since qualifying eight years ago, I have continued to work across a variety of settings ranging from community,  inpatient and secondary care services.  I enjoy working with children and adults, using all of my training and experience to offer individualised care.

What do I offer?

I offer talking therapy to help with diverse issues. I mainly draw on humanistic and third-wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to a) help someone understand the nature of the problem and b) help them develop strategies to overcome the issue they face. My style is warm, compassionate and non-judgemental. I also offer a specific therapy for trauma, EMDR, (eye movement desensitising reprocessing). This type of therapeutic model can also help with a wide range of symptoms, traumas and stuck past memories and feelings.

In the studio where the sessions take place, we are also offering PEMF frequency healing using a PEMF bed. This method is used to promote natural healing in the good due to pulsed low electromagnetic rays. The treatment can be an excellent way to de-stress and re-centre! I am also a Reiki Master and offer Reiki healing to clients if they request this type of therapy.

Venue

The counselling takes place in an upstairs large private yoga studio. The room is great when it comes to doing mindfulness exercises, mind-body exercises and more creative tasks. There is on street parking. Apologies there is no wheelchair access. The venue also holds regular yoga/mind-body classes at £10 a class. Classes are taught by a Senior Iyengar Teacher. If you would like to try the classes, please get in touch too. They are a great way to improve your confidence, body image and ability to tolerate whatever life throws at you!

Next Steps

If you like the sound of me, then please get in touch via email or telephone to arrange a first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Current experience:

  • Currently working privately with adults in occupational health
  • Experience working in a charity supporting adults with chronic substance misuse difficulties
  • Worked in a Step 4 complex trauma (Talking Matters) service as a Locum
  • Four years working in a children's home for looked after children (Meadows care)
  • Previously worked in NHS eating disorder services (Blackpool and Manchester)
  • Managed a Counselling service at a college (Manchester college)
  • Supervising other trainees on the doctorate as they developed their skills
  • Working as therapist at a University
  • Worked in inpatient services/community services (2013-2016)
  • Creates and delivers group work when requested
  • A dedicated student of yoga (Taught weekly by an Iyenger Teacher)
  • A beginner in Qi Gong practices/interest in Chinese medicine

Qualifications:

  • EMDR (all levels)
  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems model
  • MSc in Somatics and Dance for wellbeing
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • 8 week Mindfulness Course (MBSR training)
  • DBT skills training
  • ACT (8 week course on working with adolescents)
  • ACT (8 week course on working with trauma)
  • ACT 3 day intensive workshop
  • CBT trained
  • BPS accredited Supervisors Course (ongoing)

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Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

  • Individual sessions are £65(1 hour).
  • Reiki/somatic sessions £45
  • PEMF bed treatments are £35-50 for an hour.

When I work

Monday/Tuesday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10am-7pm.

Further information

Available some weekday evenings on request.

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Dr Lauren McCoy
Dr Lauren McCoy