Laura Runcorn

Laura Runcorn


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07917 767961

Contact Laura

Therapist - Oakham

Oakham LE15
07917 767961
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Online, phone and in person sessions available to work flexibly around the current COVID-19 situation.

Sessions are available Monday - Friday, including some evening availability.

About me and my therapy practice

*Online and phone sessions available* In this challenging time, it is even more important to look after your well-being and feel supported. I offer short/long term and open ended counselling, psychotherapy and psychology services for adults and young people. I am discretely located at the Rutland Therapy Centre and have availability for new clients.

I am a relational, integrative practitioner which means that, through developing a positive relationship with you and using different therapeutic approaches, I tailor my work to best help you, your needs and circumstances. Everyone deserves to be valued and understood and each of us has our own unique experiences and responses to life. It is important this is reflected in the support and the relationship that I build with you. The aim of my work is to help clients develop ‘roots and wings’ – working with people’s strengths to provide them with a foundation of understanding and skills, which can enable them to grow and flourish. I am committed to providing support which is professional, confidential, non-judgemental, insightful and empowering. At the same time, I ensure individuals feel safe, respected, listened to and cared for in the process.

Practice description

What might support look like?

What counselling, therapy or therapeutic support looks like, will depend on your needs and goals and how you want to work through them:

Longer-term counselling or psychotherapy: For some individuals it can be most helpful to explore their life and how they have become the person they are today: their childhood, their relationships and how they have been impacted by their experiences. Understanding how you are in the world can help bring acceptance, healing and can alleviate the weight of what you have been carrying. This can also help identify a new or slightly different way of being, which may lead you to feeling happier or more fulfilled.

Short-term sessions or coaching: For other people, they may wish to focus on what is happening in their present or their future. In this case, it may be more helpful to learn specific skills (such as making behavioural changes or challenging unhelpful thought patterns) or focusing on setting boundaries and decision making. This may help you to navigate the challenges you face more easily and help you to feel more equipped for the future.

Other aims and benefits of support: Sometimes, it can simply be enough to have a safe space to talk, offload and feel listened to. Through this process, people can start to understand and improve relationships or feel in control and more able to cope with life’s challenges. Over time, many clients agree that counselling or therapy can be an empowering and liberating experience and it has helped them to feel more confident and comfortable in themselves.

It is important to acknowledge that therapy or counselling can feel difficult at times, before things start to feel better or easier. However, choosing to have support, whatever that looks like, means that you will not be alone and you will always be supported, at your pace and in doing whatever is right for you.

My first session

Initial sessions are free of charge.

During the first session, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the therapy environment (albeit the therapy room itself or online therapy space). We will spend time talking about what you would like to gain from therapy, what you are struggling with and what support will be most helpful for you. I will let you know more about my approach and how I feel I can help you. You will be able to ask any questions you have about therapy and together we can plan how we will work together. Clients can experience a range of feelings prior to starting sessions, whether it is apprehension, intrigue, fear or even excitement, and we will tailor the session to be what you need it to be, so that you feel safe and comfortable getting started. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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