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Laura Alonso Mira MBACP (Accred) Counsellor & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, WC2H 9JQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About us

If you are considering therapy, it might be due to a rough patch that has turned your world upside down or a lingering feeling of being lost or stuck. You might be battling anxiety or depression, feeling the weight of old wounds in your current relationships and life, or sensing that life's just not what you thought it would be. These internal battles can be disorienting, making every day a little harder to face.

In therapy, we will work together to shine a light on the patterns you are tired of repeating, the thoughts that keep you awake at night, and the feelings that have no name yet. We will explore your inner world to help you create a more meaningful future. Sometimes it’s not the big emotions that are the issue, but the subtle ways we have been conditioned to deal with them—ways that might not be serving us well.

I have found that knowledge can really empower our personal journey. That’s why I have put together some easy-to-follow mini-courses to complement our therapy sessions. I invite you to check out the courses section at and start learning at your own pace. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As a psychotherapist, I am guided by the principle that understanding our past and present shapes a more balanced future. My goal is to offer you a safe space where you can explore these connections, uncovering insights that lead to personal growth and fulfilment.

At the heart of my practice is a profound interest in fostering quality relationships, both with ourselves and with others. My special interest in trauma and attachment theory shapes the way I work, helping you understand how past relationships and experiences influence your current view of yourself and the world. I am experienced in navigating through issues related to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low confidence, abuse, and relationship and family difficulties. 

My core training included person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, along with existential approaches. I have done further training in ACT and EFT. While my practice is guided by psychodynamic principles, I embrace a pluralistic perspective—recognizing that multiple paths can lead to change and personal growth. To ensure that my practice remains current and effective, I continually engage in professional development and supervision

While I deeply value the power of active listening, I see therapy as a two-way street. I bring myself into our sessions, offering interpretations, reflections, and insights. We will work collaboratively, always checking in on how things are unfolding for you and adjusting our approach as needed.

I have spent a significant part of my career managing a counselling service at a charity in London, where I have had the chance to support many people while also supervising other therapists. Beyond this, I have been involved in educational settings, offering my skills in tutoring and research. I have also contributed to a domestic violence charity, helping those facing the impact of abuse. Throughout, my goal has always been to create a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone I work with.

As the founder of Mentemira, I also encourage you to visit our website and explore the profiles of my colleagues. Each of us brings over eight years of diverse experience in various settings, including charities, the NHS, and private practice. Our team has been carefully selected for their expertise and dedication, ensuring you can find the right therapist to guide you on your journey.

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Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

If you are a counselling student, unemployed, or facing financial challenges, please reach out. We strive to make our services accessible and can discuss offering sessions at a reduced rate of £50. Email mentemirateam 

When we work

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Sometimes therapists can move things around so if you need a particular time that does not appear on the website email us

Further information

To ensure you find a therapist you truly connect with, we can arrange a 15 min phone call to ensure we are a good match.

Flexible Scheduling:
We understand that life can be unpredictable, so we’ve made scheduling sessions as convenient as possible. You have the flexibility to choose whether you'd like your sessions on the same day each week or prefer to book different days through our easy-to-use online calendar.

Hassle-Free Payment and Booking:
Payment and booking are handled directly through each therapist's calendar, streamlining the process and ensuring a hassle-free experience for you.

Easy Cancellation and Rescheduling:
Plans change, and we get that. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment via your confirmation email up to 48 hours in advance with ease.

We are committed to making your therapeutic journey as smooth and supportive as possible, and we look forward to taking the first step with you.

71-75 Shelton Street, London, WC2H 9JQ

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Offering supervision focused on growth, reflection, and connection. Utilizing the 7-Eyed Model, I emphasize a balance between support and challenge.

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