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About me

Hello, my name is Laura and I am a fully qualified counsellor/psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I adhere to their code of ethics. I have my own private practice which I run from my home.

I facilitate a safe non judgmental environment where you can explore any issues you may need support with. I am aware that it can be difficult to seek help but this can be the first step to a journey of self discovery.  I believe in change and helping my clients to achieve their full potential through a therapeutic relationship that offers empathy, respect and unconditional positive regards.

I have experience working with addictions, anxiety, depression, I have also worked with young people in a school setting and I have been counselling privately from home ever since.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Independent Practice.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
  • NCFE  Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills and Theory.
  • NCFE  Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Training course Working with Service Users with Drugs and Alcohol Issues.
  • Training course Drugs and Alcohol awareness.
  • Course "Anger without aggression" Redbridge College.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Initial telephone consultation is free of charge.

£35 per counselling session

£25 per session for counsellors in training (students)

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Saturday mornings most mornings and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Maria Laura Launder (MBACP)

Maria Laura Launder (MBACP)