Laura Shearer

Laura Shearer


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07879655746

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Therapist - Herne Bay

Herne Bay CT6
07879655746
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I normally work Monday to Friday from  10am - 5pm but I can make exceptions if necessary.

About me and my therapy practice

Do you have thoughts, behaviours or emotions affecting your life in a negative way and feel like you are merely surviving rather than thriving? Do you sometimes feel like life is stressful, confusing, sad or overwhelming?

If so, then please email/text or call me to arrange a free 15-30 minute consultation to give you an opportunity to decide if we could be a good fit to help you move foreward.

During these difficult times - it can really make a difference to  have a safe, peaceful space to talk and just have time to be able to explore and make sense of your emotions/thoughts going on in your daily life.

I would like to help you to reach your full potential by giving you space to explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings to better understand their impact on your life and then identify strengths, skills and strategies you can use now and in the future.

My training as an integrative counsellor allows me to be able to personalise our sessions to your needs and suggest strategies specifically helpful to you. I believe that you are the expert of yourself and therefore - I will follow your lead regarding our exploration of the issues you would like to work through.

I can help you to try to understand the underlying reasons why you may be using negative thoughts and/or behaviours which you may have learnt in the past - some of which may not be useful or appropriate in the present.

We would work collaboratively together to  work through your issues to help you make positive changes in your life.

Practice description

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am an experienced integrative therapeutic counsellor which allows me to draw from different perspectives to help us to find the best way to help you move forward.  I have worked with many organisations helping people work through issues affecting their mental health such as anxiety, depression, low self confidence/self esteem, bereavement, sexual/ emotional/ physical abuse, relationship difficulties, suicidal ideation and many other issues and traumas.


As mentioned, I am an integrative counsellor.  However,  I am a  person centred counsellor at heart.  Therefore, our sessions are guided by what YOU would like to explore regarding your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. As I am also qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this allows us to work together to find strategies to add to your 'toolbox' to help you to manage your feelings, thoughts and life issues in a more positive and better way.

Please email/text or call me for a free 15- 30 minute consultation if you feel I can be of help to you.

My first session

Your 15-30 minute free  consultation would focus on assessing your needs and for you to decide whether you feel I would be the best fit for you as a counsellor.  This is important because studies have shown that a strong therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is essential to successful therapy outcomes for the client.  

If you decide you would like to begin counselling sessions with me, they would be for 60 minutes.   I would ask your consent for me to hold your details and we would complete an assessment form which would include some personal information that I would keep confidential and securely locked in a safe place.

I would then send you a copy of your consent form and our contract to sign before we began our sessions.

I hope to hear from you soon if you believe I may be able to help you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy