"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, I have 4 years experience 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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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 - £45 per 50 minute session
Couples - £60