Hi, I’m Laura. My journey to counselling began in 1995 working in a corporate management role for Arcadia in London. Through this role which involved staff training and appraisals, I identified an interest in the more humanistic approach to supporting others and decided to retrain as a counsellor.
The path I took included exploring and studying different therapeutic theories before specialising in Transactional Analysis (TA). TA is used in short and longer term counselling and psychotherapy and a model which is helpful to enable clients to explore, understand and repair the root of their issues. The benefit for me of having experience of working with the Person Centred (PC) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models is that they enable me to offer a more integrative way of working and adapt my approach to best support client needs.
My client case studies show examples of the therapeutic process which may help you.
Initially having worked for the NHS and an abuse and trauma centre in the South, I now work as a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor, life coach and therapy supervisor in Harrogate and hold over 7,000 client hours. I enjoy being able to offer clients a new way of looking at their lives and situations, help them to better understand their behaviours and empower them to make positive changes.
My rest time includes walking and the eternal ball throwing for my cheeky Labrador!