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Lauren Turner (she/her) PGDip MBACP Counsellor

Dartford, Kent, DA4

About me

When life becomes difficult, speaking to someone can help you make sense of things. Everyone is capable of growth and healing and sometimes our way forward becomes lost or unclear. You may benefit from some support and space to process your thoughts and feelings.

If you are struggling, I can help you move your life in the direction you want. Being in therapy with me provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment for you to heal and grow.

I work with people to explore issues from the past that can sometimes be a blueprint for how they live today. I work relationally, which means the relationship we build between can be an important part of the therapeutic work. I will help you develop self-understanding 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; sex, 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
  • advance how you can empower yourself

Background

I am a fully qualified humanistic 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 am based in Zaragoza, Spain and have experiences living outside of the UK.

I am in further training as a psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute in London, one of the UK leading providers of psychotherapy and counselling training.

Training, qualifications & experience

Finding the right therapist for you is important, and knowing their professional background can help you decide.

Professional training

Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PGDip) - Metanoia Institute

Member of professional body

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

Current professional training

Masters in Humanistic Psychotherapy (MSc) - Metanoia Institute

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

  • mindfulness training with The Link Centre
  • 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 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBT+ issues

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Sessions are £40.

A no-obligation initial assessment session, to see how we could work together, is currently £20.

I hold a limited number of spaces at a concessionary rate and for key workers please contact me for details.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

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

I work using Zoom, a secure online video calling service. I will send you clear instructions on how to use the free programme before our first session.

Dartford
Kent
DA4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evening.

Types of client

Adults

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Lauren Turner (she/her) PGDip MBACP Counsellor

Lauren Turner (she/her) PGDip MBACP Counsellor