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Certified By: BACP
From: High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom (UK)
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call, Secure Text Chat, Via Phone, In-Person
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Anxiety, Depression, Development disorders, Family, Grief, Health, Identity, Mood, Obsessive compulsive disorders, Personality disorders, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Stress, Trauma
Target Age Group: Child, Teenager, Adult
Therapist Since: 10/10/2019

About Me

Welcome! I’m Laura a fully qualified humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, person-centred trained. I work with children aged (7+), young people and adults.

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and abide by their Ethical Framework.

Professional public indemnity insurance is held, I have an advanced DBS, have regular supervision, attend regular (CPD) courses and activities to ensure I keep all my skills and knowledge up to date. I follow all of the current GDPR recommendations making sure you feel safe and secure knowing that your person information is being handled and stored correctly.

I currently work in a few different locations all of the office spaces are easy to access with good transport links, free parking and in a private facility, which ensures client confidentiality and discretion.

I am able to to provide home visits following a strict risk assessment and also hold sessions outdoors for those who are apprehensive about being in the traditional therapy room

My Experience

Before launching into private practice, I was fortunate to have a varied and exciting career across the third sector, training and education, and corporate settings.
I have worked on the front-line with people suffering with life limiting condition, providing one-to-one support helping clients overcome a range of psychological and emotional issues and support. I have worked with a range of different charities and organisations that provide face to face counselling support. I also worked on supporting young people in a mental health setting helping them overcome complex issues, providing understanding, support interventions, and helping to shift their outlook on life.

My Approach

Sometimes as counsellors, we talk our own language, filled with counselling jargon, technical terms and abbreviations. I try to avoid this as I feel it creates confusion and misunderstanding. I prefer to be real, open, honest, genuine and understandable when I am with my clients.

I aim to offer to the time and a safe space to be able to concentrate on you. Every person who comes to me is completely unique, as it their story and perspective. The most significant part of the therapeutic process is developing the relationship between the client and counsellor and working together you can identify ways to improve your well-being. I can provide you with individually tailored tools and technique’s to work through you difficulties as we go along. My biggest belief is that people have an innate tenancy to be able to self actualize and reach their full potential themselves but with support and guidance, this will go on to facilitate personal growth and positive change.