CURRENTLY OFFERING TELEPHONE AND ONLINE COUNSELLING
Is anxiety something you struggle with everyday?
It doesn't have to be that way.
I am here to help you find ways to manage your anxiety and start to live a calmer life.
Based in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset I offer
Face to Face, telephone and online video counselling sessions
Do you constantly worry?
Do you find it difficult to stop your thoughts going around in your head?
Do you always think the worst will happen?
Do you try to avoid social events?
Do physical symptoms such as chest pains, stomach cramps, racing heart trouble you?
These are all signs of anxiety and can be exhausting and scary
I can help you find ways to manage these so you can live a calmer life.
"Counselling with Laura helped me move from a place of negative anxiety and depression that would stop me from putting myself in social situations, to a place where I feel confident and can manage my anxiety"
Relieving your anxiety is my specialty and I can help you find ways to manage your anxiety better.
I will help you find ways to
Reduce how much you worry
Understand your negative thoughts and how to prevent them happening
Think differently about the future
Start to look forward to social events
Slow down your racing heart, reduce your chest pains and other physical symptoms, and understand why these happen
"I am amazed at how far counselling sessions with Laura helped me progress emotionally and mentally. I have felt I have been able to discuss anything in a safe environment"
Anxiety can be caused by recent or past events and understanding why these are causing you anxiety helps you to understand how changes in your life can reduce these feelings and lead to a happier more content life for you
There is no 'one size fits all' with counselling, so I work with what is best for you and the problems you bring.
For example, CBT can provide you with strategies and tools to help manage your anxiety.
A talk based therapy is best if you are trying to work through a particularly difficult time in your life. ie divorce, grief etc
I make sure we work together in a way that is most effective for you and help you find the results you are looking for.
"I was apprehensive to start as I had never had counselling and thought it might be scary and formal......Fortunately it was nothing like that. Laura was engaging and so easy to talk to....I never felt judged or misunderstood...."
As well as working with Anxiety and panic I have had specialist training in working with those who have experienced childhood abuse.
I can work with all kinds of life problems so please do get in touch to talk about what is troubling you
I would like to thank you Laura for the help and support you provided me over the last 12 weeks.
I really was quite afraid and anxious about it but you really helped me get through quite a difficult and unexpected time in my life and I very much appreciate you being able to provide a safe space for me to explore my feelings and finding a clear way forward.
Unlike the NHS counselling service I do not have a long waiting list, generally I can make an appointment to see you within a week.
Your introductory session is at a reduced rate of £20 allowing you to meet me and find out how we can work together.
Future sessions are then at £40 for 50 minute
To book your first session please phone, text or e-mail me and I will get back to you, usually within a couple of hours, and we can find a time that suits you and book an initial session.
ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP
If individual sessions are not affordable for you then join my support group.
Through the introduction of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based tools you will understand what causes your anxiety and learn strategies to manage your anxiety long term.
You also have the support of others who are experiencing the same as you
(Due to covid 19 this is currently on hold)
If face to face or group work is a bit scary for you you might prefer to work through things on your own.
My online course focuses on easy to use tools and worksheets that help you reduce your anxiety and give you the steps to help you build your anxiety free life.
Is counselling for you?
I have just finished my 6 months of therapy with Laura and I couldn't have wished for a better therapist.
She's the most understanding, supportive and loveliest person, and I am so grateful she has helped me get to the place I am at now.
Thinking back to when I started, she's helped me grow and becomes the best version of me possible.
I would recommend Laura to absolutely everyone.
Thank you Laura for helping me manage my anxiety.
I am now able to put myself into situations I couldn't before without thinking I am going to have a panic attack