My name is Laurie, and I look forward to hearing from you.
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I draw on different techniques and schools of thought to help you to overcome whatever it is you might be struggling with at the moment. I will also help you to create the positive change in your life that you are wishing for.
With every client I listen in a non-judgmental way, and help you to unravel the current situation or headspace that you find yourself in. We may choose to work with ‘here and now’ feelings or look back at memories from your past - whatever you feel would be most helpful. Therapy is an opportunity and an invitation to understand yourself more fully, and on a deeper level.
Please send me an email if you would like a half-hour free consultation.
I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, and facing many different issues. These include: anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, stress, trauma, abuse, interpersonal issues (difficult relationships), grief, difficult childhoods and childhood memories, health related issues, identity issues, cultural issues, overthinking, feeling lost, existential crisis, religious and spiritual issues, and LGBT+ related issues (and welcome LGBT+ clients).
I have training and experience with various Humanistic approaches (including Person-Centred and Existential therapy) as well as Psychodynamic therapy and can incorporate mindfulness-based practises into my work. I am also a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session