Specialist Anxiety Counsellor
About me - Laura Knight Dip.Couns
Hello my name is Laura, a counsellor based in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, specialising in counselling for anxiety and panic attacks.
As someone who was bullied at school from the age of 11-16 I struggled with anxiety throughout my school days and beyond.
Well into my 30's I would worrying about everything and used avoidance as a way of coping.
Thankfully I found ways to manage my anxiety and started to enjoy life more.
In my 40's I decided to train as a counsellor so I could then help others find their own ways of being able to manage their anxiety.
I am privileged that over the years I have been able to help hundreds of my clients find their way to manage anxiety and start to live more fulfilled lives
"I have just finished 6 months of therapy with Laura and I couldn't wish 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".
I have a relaxed way of counselling, so that you feel safe and confident to talk about what is troubling you.
My clients have often told me things they have never told anybody else because they feel safe and protected and know what they tell me is treated in total confidence.
"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...."
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.
There is no "one size fits all" with counselling and the introductory session lets me understand you and the best fit therapy for you.
I have been trained in many different therapy styles and we can explore these and which suits you best.
MY COUNSELLING QUALIFICATIONS
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Abuse and Trauma Counselling skills
I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.
Y0u can find me listed on "Its Good to Talk " The BACP register of Counsellors, The Counselling Directory and Psychology Today
I am fully insured and DBS checked and offer a professional and affordable service.