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MBACP The Wishing Well Retreat

About me

Lauren has a Master of Arts in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and has over 12 years of experience working with children, young people and adults in an educational and therapeutic capacity. Lauren holds a professional membership with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), full professional liability and indemnity insurance is maintained with Towergate and she is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. In compliance with the BACP Code of Ethics, Lauren attends regular supervision, which is important for self-care, to protect client confidentiality and is part of best practice, to ensure the best possible service to you, the client. Lauren’s supervision provider is an accredited member of the BACP

Connection Call 

The Wishing Well Retreat offers prospective clients a complimentary 20 minute Connection Call. This allows for you to explore the idea of therapy and to see if this would appear to meet your needs.  


Currently on offer through The Wishing Well Retreat

  • Face to face sessions (by arrangement on another premises in Ayr)
  • Online sessions
  • Telephone sessions
  • Walk & Talk Therapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Working Creatively in the Outdoors - Ecotherapy & Walk & Talk Counselling (CPACB)

Member organisations


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £50.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I currently offer a 20 minute complimentary Connection Call to ensure my service suits your needs.

  • Face to face sessions - £55
  • Online sessions - £50
  • Telephone sessions - £50
  • Walk & Talk Therapy - £55


Craigie, East Ayrshire, KA1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at , or contact this professional directly.

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