Dip. Couns MBACP
Hello my name is Laura, a counsellor based in Poole, Dorset, thank you for visiting my website. I hope you are able to find everything you need to know, if not just give me a call or message me and I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
So I am sure you would like to know a bit about me before you decide if I am the right person to help you.
I have lived in Poole for 35 years and love to live by the sea, walks along the sefront are refreshing and calming. I live with my 3 cats, who sometimes might sneak into the counselling room if my clients don't mind.
I have worked closely with the NHS in various different roles and understand the impact of both poor physical and mental health and that actually 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
Finding a counsellor can be a daunting task and you may have been thinking about it for some time, but were not really sure where to turn.
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.
I believe everyone has the right to have access to counselling when they need it most.
As a counsellor I have worked with clients experiencing issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, work related stress, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, along with other mental health conditions and life problems.
Making you feel comfortable and relaxed is important to me. You need to feel I am here to listen, be there for you and help you find ways to make the changes you want.
I have a relaxed way of counselling, it is important for you to feel comfortable with me, this will then help you feel safe and make it easier for you to talk about what is troubling you.
My clients have often told me things they have never told anyone before because they feel safe and protected and know what they tell me is treated in confidence.
Our first session together gives you the chance to ask all your questions and help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you, that is why I offer this first session at a reduced rate of £20
I trained in what is called Intergrative Humanisitic Counselling, in "English", that means I trained in a range of Counselling approaches which enable me to find the approach that works best for you and is the most appropriate for the problems you bring.
For depression and anxiety there is evidence to suggest that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is more effective.
For Childhood trauma, talking therapy and more long term work is effective.
I currently volunteer with a local agency who offer help for those who have experienced childhood abuse. Through this work I am aware how difficult counselling services can be to access. Long waiting lists with the NHS and not being able to afford private counselling are often reasons that people do not receive counselling when they need it most. I would like to take away those barriers for you so you can start to live the life you feel you truly deserve.
MY QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (ongoing)CPCAB
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Dorset Action on Abuse - Abuse and Trauma Counselling Skills
Domestic Abuse Intervention Training - Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Workshop
If you experienced childhood abuse and you feel that problems today may be as a result of your past experience, the training I have received means I am able to understand how best to work with you.
I am a Registered Member MBACP of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and work to their Ethical Framework.
You can find me listed on 'It's Good to Talk' the BACP register
I am fully Insured, DBS checked and offer a professional and affordable service