S. Lauenna Luddington, MBACP Adv.Dip.Couns Specialising in student mental health
Being a student can be a hugely stressful experience. What should be an exciting and stimulating time can turn into a nightmare with excessive anxiety, depression, lack of motivation and social anxiety.
Some students are trying to study while recovering from trauma or an eating disorder, while others are coping with challenges like family breakdown, bereavement or physical health problems. Along with all the academic and social pressures, it's no wonder so many young people can feel so completely overwhelmed.
Focused and constructive counselling can help to clarify the issues, gain a more helpful perspective and decrease the sense of isolation. Developing tools and strategies that strengthen their inner resources, students can reduce stress and fear, improve their academic performance and increase their sense of personal power
I am passionate about student mental health and have a constructive and practical approach where we work together to make the changes you want to see. I have experience supporting students at school, college and university level and work with clients aged 12 and above.
My approach is integrative, combining various therapeutic models with my academic support experience. I may draw from techniques from cognitive, behavioural or mindfulness approaches, transactional analysis, focusing, compassion focused therapy and more.
Please check out the video below or my website for more information. Don't hesitate to get in touch by email or phone for a chat about how I may be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Iron Mill College in Exeter and a Professional Certificate in Counselling Adolescents from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
In previous roles, I provided academic and mental health support for students in sixth form colleges. I currently work part-time as a counsellor seeing NHS clients. During my training I completed clinical placements in an eating disorders charity, a secondary school and for an NHS provider.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with students.
Photos & videos
£45 per hour (concessions available, please don't hesitate to ask)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client