Melissa Laurie BPC, UKCP, IAFP, FPC
Experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, offering long and short term psychotherapy and counselling. I work both privately and in the NHS. I offer a minimum of once weekly sessions in a quiet and confidential space where you are free to talk safely without fear of rejection, judgement or blame.
I work psychodynamically believing that current patterns of behaviour are often affected by experiences earlier on and that our choices in the present are influenced by what has happened to us in the past.
Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling can be helpful in dealing with:
- family issues
- bereavement and loss
- postnatal depression
- low self esteem
- relationship difficulties
- work related problems
- eating disorders
- personality disorders
- and trauma.
This type of therapy is non prescriptive, you choose what to talk about in sessions and together we can try and understand why it is you behave and react in certain ways. The relationship to the therapist is a crucial element to the therapy, highlighting unconscious patterns of behaviour which can then gradually become identified and in doing so help us to develop the capacity to understand and change them. Understanding more about both past and present relationships and increasing self-awareness can help affect change.
We will meet for an initial consultation, which lasts for 50 minutes during which time we will be able to explore what your needs are and how psychotherapy may help you. Should we work together sessions last 50 minutes and take place at the same time every week. All enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence, referral from your GP is not required for an appointment.
As well as my private practice I am also the Manager and Clinical Lead for an NHS Psychotherapy and Counselling Service. I have extensive experience of working within the NHS and various public and private organisations.
Having worked as a psychotherapist in many different settings I have experience of working with a variety of issues and client groups including people affected by and with: PTSD, addiction issues, low self-esteem, sexual and physical abuse, anger issues, trauma and personality disorders. I also offer Mentalisation Based Therapy.
To arrange an initial consultation or discuss any questions or concerns you may have you can either call me or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Member of UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) Member of International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP) Member of Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC)
I trained at WPF Therapy, which is recognised as one of the UK's leading training institutions with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
I hold the WPF Therapy Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy accredited by the University of Roehampton.
I adhere to the BPC Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and Confidentiality and the FPC Ethical Framework. I have regular clinical supervision, undertake regular professional development and have full-cover professional indemnity insurance.
I am on a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial Consultation: £80
Session Fee: £70-£80, some low cost places are available.
Morning, daytime and evening appointments available.
To make an appointment:
Telephone: 07807 923 039
or Email: MelissaLaurie06@gmail.com
My practice is based in West London and is close to Earls Court and West Brompton Tube Stations and is in easy reach of Kensington High Street, Hammersmith, Fulham, West Kensington and Putney.
Sessions take place once a week and last for 50 minutes. I provide both open ended and time limited therapy. Time limited therapy of 12 sessions or less may be appropriate where there is an immediate crisis or clearly defined problem.
My practice is close to Earls Court Station (District and Piccadilly Lines) and within easy walking distance of West Brompton Station (District and Overground).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Morning, Daytime and Evening Appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer individual and group supervision to qualified and trainee psychotherapists and counsellors.View supervision profile