Who I Am
I'm Laura, a transpersonal integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with a post graduate diploma and Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology, working in private practice. I also have trained in Compassion Focused Therapy. For 7 years I have volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care supporting clients with their grief and bereavement, and more recently in the role of a supervisor. I have also worked as a support worker with people who have acute mental illness.
Working in partnership with my clients, I create a safe, confidential and supportive space to explore challenging times, experiences and difficulties you may be going through. I support, encourage and empower clients towards discovery of their potential and their power through personal unfoldment.
My holistic approach involves taking an energetic and spiritual perspective. I combine traditional talking therapy with, guided imagery, meditation, mindfulness, journaling, inner child work and somatic experience to help clients achieve awareness, emotional balance and freedom.
I have trained with Elaine Aron and have a special interest and experience in working with highly sensitive people. I support them in their overwhelm, sensitivity and deep processing to live healthy and fully engaged lives. I help them to realise their unique qualities of intuition, creativity and spiritual psychic experiences.
I believe that working through your pain, empowers you to find who you truly want to be. I can assist with a range of issues including, anxiety, addiction and dependency, co-dependency, depression, eating disorders, narcissistic abuse, high sensitivity, negative beliefs, trauma (single incident/developmental) self-worth, confidence, loneliness, shame, change and transition, sexuality, relationships, direction, crisis and meaning and bereavement. I am also LGBTQIA friendly.🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️
My therapeutic approach is rooted in Psychosynthesis, a transpersonal and integrative approach that originated from psychoanalysis. Developed by Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli in the early 20th century, Psychosynthesis embraces a more inclusive concept of humanity, integrating both psychological and spiritual elements.
Psychosynthesis explores and supports the ways in which people harmonise various aspects of themselves in order to grow and develop. It is a psychology of hope, with its eye not only on our early conditioning and history, but also on a purposeful future giving individuals the ability to reorient their lives in the direction of meaning and values.
This form of therapy has several strengths - including the provision of a varied range of practical methods that ensure access to, and recognition of, a deeper part of the human self. It ensures that personal growth and development happens according to a client's inner wisdom. Their natural capacity for change and growth that lies deep within is allowed to surface at a steady pace and according to its own pattern. The heart of psychosynthesis is a psychology of spirit, it gives us the capacity to heal, explore and expand upon who we are and who we can become.
Entering therapy requires commitment and trust, so choosing someone you can build a relationship with is really important. You need to feel safe and comfortable with your therapist and I use the first session as a consultation, not only to see whether I can help you, but also to see if you feel comfortable with me.
Working with the right person is vital if the therapy is going to be useful. I work with clients short term or long term on an open ended basis, with a commitment to weekly sessions. We can discuss which is the most suitable for you in your initial session. Regular sessions are 60 minutes and the cost is £65, I also offer some sessions on a reduced fee for students and people on a low income.
I follow the UKCP ethical framework and I am happy to show you evidence of professional training and insurance. No matter what your personal struggle is, counselling and psychotherapy can help you to a greater mastery of who you are and relief from your symptoms. With awareness and insight, we gain power over the feelings that once held us captive