Laura MacWilliams

Laura MacWilliams

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Petersfield

Petersfield GU31
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I’m a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I began my career nearly 20 years ago as a Youth Worker in Portsmouth. I subsequently worked in a number of Social care roles, including for Portsmouth Family Intervention Project and Southern Domestic Abuse.

I am client-led which means that I will ask you what you want to work on. Some of my clients arrive with a specific goal in mind, whereas others come to therapy with no clear or fixed outcome; Either is a great start!

We might have general discussions about how you're feeling. We might also talk about things like current and past relationships, your childhood & situations or events that you find challenging.

Try to be kind to yourself if it takes time to get used to having therapy. If you're finding it hard to feel comfortable, it may help to bring this to a session so that we can explore this together. This might feel daunting, but it may help to increase your sense of connection because you've been able to be honest.

Practice description

It's important not to underestimate the power of expressing oneself and talking through events and concerns that you may not have verbally processed before. But, therapy is more than just a venting session. I am committed to creating and reinforcing hope in the midst of problems. I will assist you in identifying your strengths, and guide you through shifting your problem-focused outlook to one that has more room for hope and opportunity. 

My first session

In the first session my main focus is to get to know you and to gain a clear understanding of why you are seeking therapy. The first session also gives you the chance to meet me and to decide if I am the right therapist for you. I will guide you through the expectations of therapy whilst also explaining the important bits, like confidentiality.


What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Infertility, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Jungian, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy

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