Counselling & Psychotherapy

Can help us to understand and gain awareness of ourselves and our behaviour patterns, allowing us to take control of our lives and have choices about what we do and how we do it.

We can become conscious of how we respond to and express different emotions, how we communicate, how we form and maintain relationships or how we manage conflict and therefore we can develop the capacity to change things for the better.

We all share a tendency to use our inner strengths to push unwanted thoughts, emotions and feelings away. This can be a temporary solution. However, the more unmanageable they can become in the long run.

I use an insightful, individual approach to help you to understand and work through your thoughts, emotions and feelings for a lasting solution.

 

“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life”

 

Initial Consultation

The purpose of an initial consultation is to see how well we work together. It is an opportunity to explore the areas for which you seek personal therapy. I will furthermore discuss confidentiality and address any questions you may have. You and I will then decide if my personal therapy practice is right for you and if so, schedule our individual sessions.

 

First Session

Many clients feel a sense of relief after their first session. This is because the initial nervousness of the unknown has gone or because a weight has been lifted by beginning the process that will hopefully lead to a more fulfilling life.

 

“Your feelings are valid, you don’t have to apologise for having emotions”

 

Ongoing Sessions

The therapeutic relationship is intended to be healing, supportive and sometimes challenging. We need to be aware that there may be times, as in any human relationship, when things feel difficult and it seem hard to persevere.

These times, if worked through together, can be very fruitful and life enhancing for you. We both need to have the intention of seeing things through in such circumstances.

If either of us thinks it is time to bring the therapy to an end, we will discuss this together and decide if and how to do that.

Sometimes one session is enough to make sure the decision is a good one. Sometimes it is better to have a series of sessions to review the work and either decided to go on with therapy after all, or else to find a way of making a good ending for you.

Ending the therapeutic relationship is a shared process and should never be one-sided or impulsive act.

Fees:
  • Students £25.00 for a standard 50-minute session
  • £40.00 for a standard 50-minute session
  • £65.00 for a  90-minute one-off sessions
  • Reduced Fees & Low Cost Counselling is available
 
 
I offer:
  • Open Mon – Fri 9am-9pm and Saturday 9am -2pm
  • Home-visits (conditions apply)
  • Long-term face-to-face
  • Short-term face-to-face
  • Skype sessions
  • Telephone
  • Time-limited sessions
 
 
I works with all sexes, all age groups and all issues.
  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Body Image
  • Confidence & Low-self Esteem
  • Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating & Obesity
  • Everyday life issues
  • Historic Child Abuse
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse
  • Student issues
  • Work Issues

Contact Me Now for your free 30 minute consultation

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling therapy can be more than just talking, creativity can also support your understanding of your emotions and enable you to find your own answers.

Laura’s therapy space has a quiet garden view as it is well known nature can support your journey.

Laura’s details can also be found on the Counselling Directory

 

Counselling therapy can be more than just talking, creativity can also support your understanding of your emotions and enable you to find your own answers.