I am available for private work during daytime hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays but will always try to be flexible.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Laura and I am a qualified postgraduate counsellor based in the Holme Valley. I am an accredited member of the BACP and experienced in working with children, young people and adults.
As an integrative therapist I tailor the way I work with you depending on your needs. Perhaps you have a specific issue you are struggling with that you would like support with or maybe you want help to make significant changes in your life. We can work together to explore the best way to move forward; this may involve thinking about your relationships, setting goals or working to understand your past.
My aim is to build a relationship with you where you are able to truly be yourself, gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you need and to support you through this process.
My background is in education and I worked as a teacher and assistand head for many years before training to be a therapist. I consequently have a specialist interest in counselling children and young people in schools as well as a deep understanding of the stress many staff experience working in educational environments.
As an integrative therapist I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to best help you understand the difficulties you are experiencing or to help you change your behaviour. Some clients want brief goal oriented therapy while others want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. I will listen to you and we will plan our sessions based upon your needs. We will regularly monitor our work so we can be responsive to any change and ensure every session makes the best use of our time.
I am flexible in my approach and believe that the relationship we build is key in supporting you to use your own skills and resources to find a way forward.
My first session
In our first session we will spend time discussing what you hope to get from therapy and how we will work together. I will spend time exploring your presenting issues and try to gain understanding of your current circumstances. We will talk about the practical and ethical aspects of our sessions and I will answer any questions you may have.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited