Laura Howard

Laura Howard


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07506706645

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Therapist - St. Albans

St. Albans AL1
07506706645
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I will now no longer be able to take on any more clients as all of my slots are now taken. Any new enquiries can be placed upon my waiting list.

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Laura. I am a fully qualified and insured integrative therapist and I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

Sometimes it can feel as if we have no one to listen to us, or that our own problems can feel too big or too small to be able to seek help. Quite often others may listen to respond without a real understanding about what is going on for you. Being able to talk to a trained counsellor gives you the opportunity to feel listened to and to be understood.

Having trained in both Psychodynamic and Humanistic models, I incorporate both elements of these approaches in my work with clients. In my own private practice, I have also had the privilege in working with clients from the LGBTQ+ community from a range of differing age groups.

I have recently completed a certificate in adoption counselling, so I am able to support all those affected by adoption and special guardianship orders. Therefore, I am able to work therapeutically with birth parents, adoptive parents, adoptees, and others in the family who might have also been affected by issues of adoption. Such issues that have I have a keen interest in working with are attachment patterns/styles, shame, loss and personal identity – be it personal or cultural.

I am warm, empathic, and will offer you the confidential and safe space that you need to explore your issues as you embark on your own personal journey of gaining more understanding about yourself and your own needs.  

Practice description

I am currently offering both face to face at The Albany Centre in St Albans, and online and telephone sessions for clients who prefer this type of counselling. Sessions are usually held on a weekly basis at the same time, to enable continuity. 

Face to face sessions are held within a safe environment where there are measures put in place to safeguard against transmission of Covid-19. 

My first session

Our first session will enable us to think about how we can work together. It will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about how I work and whether my style of counselling suits you. Within this session, we can explore the main issues that you wish to work on and how therapy can help you in this process.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English