Laura Preedy-Maher

Laura Preedy-Maher

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Verwood

Verwood BH31
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a range of counselling services that are suitable for adults, couples and teenagers. Based in Verwood Dorset I have a private clinic that offers a safe environment for everyone. 

There are a number of reasons that a client would want to choose between face to face counselling, video calling or telephone service.  I have no preference to any of the above as they all have benefits to different client needs.

Every client is unique and will want to explore different things. I will offer an initial assessment to draw up a plan of action and a list things that you may want to talk about. This is normally done on the phone and is free.

It may be that other topics emerge during discussion. There will be a time frame agreed with the option of additional sessions as required. 

Practice description

The first appointment gives you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with me. Everything is confidential and you can share as much or as little as you are comfortable. I will listen closely to any concerns or challenges that you might have and will help you to explore and identify strategies to cope with your particular situation.

I will ask you various questions to learn more about your situation. You do not need to answer anything you do not want to. This first meeting is a chance to see if I am right for you. We try form a working relationship on the first meeting but there no obligation to continue.

My first session

I can help a client learn strategies to cope with challenges (e.g stress, anxiety, depression, etc.) I want to enable a client to understand problems, identify strategies, and strengthen problem-solving skills. It is sometimes the case where a client just needs someone to listen to them rather than make suggestions so that is why the first sessions are important to establish what the client would like rather than a set plan.

It is important to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed and try to regain a sense of focus and control. This can seem a million miles away at first but by working together I hope that even the first session gives a client new confidence.

Sessions are 50 minutes and we do not cap how many clients can have.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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