Lauren Turner

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MSC PGDip MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Dartford DA4 & Shrewsbury SY5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When life becomes difficult, speaking to someone can help you make sense of things. Everyone is capable of growth and healing, yet sometimes we feel stuck and without options. You may benefit from some support and space to process your thoughts and feelings.

If you are struggling, I will work with you to help you move your life in the direction you want. I work with people to explore issues from the past that can sometimes be a template for how they live today.  Being in therapy with me provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment for you to explore what needs some attention.

I work relationally, which means the relationship we build between us can be an important part of the therapeutic work. This is because how you connect to me might tell us something about how you relate to others in your life. I will help you develop self-understanding about how you connect with others and yourself to live in a way that feels authentic for you.

In the supportive environment I provide, you can expect:

  • empathy
  • warmth
  • no judgement
  • potency
  • professionalism

I can help if you are struggling with depression; anxiety; loss; stress; relationship issues; sexuality, gender and LGBT+ issues; and other problems, including those which are not yet clear to you yet.

In our therapy, with time, you will:

  • gain insights that develop your understanding of yourself
  • find what motivates and drives you
  • develop insight into the choices you make
  • learn to see and relate to others in a new way
  • make sense of anxiety that you experience

Background

I am a qualified psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor working online, with experience working holistically with a wide variety of issues. I work using an integrative humanistic modality, meaning I use my skills to draw on a number of theoretical styles to ensure we work together in a way that makes sense for you as an individual.

I have worked with the mental health charity, Mind and now have an online private practice, working with clients in the UK and abroad. I live in Spain and have experiences living outside of the UK.

My previous career and training was in law, and themes of justice, power and respect are important in my approach. I am a LGBT+ positive therapist and trans-friendly, and work with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity with respect. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
  • Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PGDip) - Metanoia Institute
  • LLB Law with European Law - University of Nottingham

Member of professional body

Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I follow the BACP ethical framework and engage in supervision for my work.

Professional development

I engage with continuing professional development (CPD) and am committed to developing as a therapist. Some recent CPD includes:

  • working with transgender clients with Online Events
  • trans awareness training with Gendered Intelligence
  • mindfulness training with The Link Centre
  • LGBTQ inclusive therapy with Sussex Rainbow Counselling
  • mental health training with Metanoia Institute
  • personality disorders workshops with The Link Centre
  • spirituality workshops with Relational Change

Member organisations

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT+ issues

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Fees

£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My standard fee is £60 per 60-minute session. I do hold some spaces for student/concessionary rates, so please enquire. Initial assessment sessions are £50.

I offer a free 15-minute call to explore whether counselling may be helpful for you.

When I work

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Further information

I work with people either once or twice per week.

Sessions are one hour and take place at the same time each week generally.

I work using Zoom, and can send clear instructions for using Zoom before our first session.

Dartford, Kent, DA4

Pulverbatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Zoom