Specialist Anxiety Counsellor
About me - Laura Knight Dip.Couns
Hello my name is Laura, a counsellor based in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, offering counselling for anxiety and other life problems. I hope you are able to find everything you need to know on my website, if not just give me a call or message me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Looking for a counsellor can be quite daunting, there are so many of us, so I am sure you would like to know a bit more about me so you can decide if I am the right person to help you.
I believe that counselling works best when you feel relaxed and comfortable with your counsellor and this is why I offer a modern and friendly approach to counselling.
I have worked closely with the NHS in various different roles and understand the impact of both poor physical and mental health, and that both can have an impact on each other.
Taking my counselling diploma was one of the most rewarding things I have done and I am privileged to be able to help so many people at difficult times in their lives.
I opened SeeClear Counselling because I wanted someone like you to be able to have access to counselling locally, when you need it most and at an affordable cost.
As an experienced counsellor I have worked with many clients and many issues, including anxiety, depression, truama, work related stress, low self-confidence and low-self esteem, along with many other mental health conditions or life problems.
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.
Our first session together gives you the chance to ask all the questions you want and help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
There is no "one size fits all" with counselling and this first 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 TRAINING AND 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
Hurting 2 Healing Abuse and Trauma Counselling skills
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Workshop
I have trained in the following therapy styles
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Person Centred Therapy (Talking therapy)
Transactional Analysis Therapy (good for understanding relationships)
Gestalt Therapy (Good for focusing on the here and now)
If you experienced childhood abuse and feel that problems today may be as result of your past experience, the training I have received means I am able to understand how best to work with you.
Anxiety and Depression have shown to have good research based results if Cognitive Behavioural therapy is used.
To uncover past experiences that may be contributing to some of the problems you face today Person Centred therapy allows you the space to off load things and feel the relief this can offer you.
If relationships with family, work, partners or friends are causing you difficulty Transactional Analysis is very effective in helping you understand yourself and others.
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.