"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." - unknown
There are many different reasons to seek out counselling - whatever your reason, I aim to provide a safe, confidential space and time that is yours. A place for you to talk and be heard, to explore, to imagine, to feel and express without judgement. A place where you are not alone in your journey, but have someone alongside you to support you and honour your unique life experiences.
I am a humanistic and integrative therapist, which means I use tools from different approaches that best suit you and your needs; create and develop a relationship that encourages you to look at all parts of yourself. In this fast paced world, it is easy for parts of ourselves to be overlooked or dismissed but the struggle to be truly healthy requires a holistic approach - looking at the mind, body and soul.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, work issues, relationship issues, trauma, childhood issues, bullying, bereavement, loss, low self esteem and confidence, abuse, cancer and physical health issues. I work with individuals and couples.
I work as an associate of Laura Baines-Ball Counselling & Psychotherapy and based near the city centre (LE1). I offer both short and long term therapy, and have weekday availability. Please contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)
I have experience working with a range of issues and work with individuals and couples of any gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD)
In addition to working within my own practice, over the last 4 years have been working at Coping with Cancer. I have worked with clients who have had cancer diagnoses and the struggles and issues that are evoked from this. I have also worked with clients who have suffered a loss/bereavement, providing grief counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Being Muslim and Asian means I have a special interest in how issues of race, ethnicity, culture, religion and spirituality can impact on one's identity and wellbeing.
Individuals - £40 per 50 minute session (negotiable)
Couples - £55
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday and Thursday evening Friday afternoon and evening
Types of client