PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELLING IN HIGHGATE AND ONLINE
Hello, I'm Laura.
I am a BACP accredited professional and experienced psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are experiencing relationship difficulties, or have endured a loss or trauma, whether recently or in the past. Maybe you are unsure of why you feel like you do and wish to explore this further.
People come to talk with a psychotherapist for a wide variety of reasons.
I work with people who wish to make sense of their current difficulties in order to move forward into richer, more fulfilling lives.
HOW I WORK
I work in a psychodynamic and relational way with my work being influenced by C. G. Jung and his views on the human psyche. From this perspective, you are viewed as a unique person containing inherent potential for change.
My approach is empathic and collaborative.
Symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, are viewed as evidence the psyche is experiencing distress and unbalance. The aim of psychotherapy is to shed light on unconscious patterns which influence our lives and relationships outside of current awareness. Going to the source of difficulties in this way helps to promote long-lasting integration and change.
Therapy is a creative process that takes place between the two of us.
I have experience working clinically with a wide range of issues, including:
Anxiety and panic
Stress, burnout and feelings of being overwhelmed
Relationship breakdown and difficulties
Trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD – including childhood trauma (neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse)
Anger and other intense emotions
Low self-confidence and self-esteem
Lack of meaning or purpose in life
Shame and guilt
Grief and loss
Divorce and separation
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Substance misuse and addictions
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
C. G. Jung
I offer one-on-one psychodynamic psychotherapy at a frequency of once or twice per week on an open-ended or short-term basis.
I enjoy working with people who wish to explore their potential, in a safe and confidential space, free from the constraints of traditional diagnostic labels. Nonetheless, if you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, I have the experience to work with this too.
I am a fully qualified BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and counselling. I have undergone extensive training in both the USA and the UK and work in full-time private practice.
MA Clinical Mental Health Counselling, Seattle, USA
Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice Training, The Bowlby Centre, UK
MSc Occupational Psychology, UK
BSc (Hons) Psychology, UK
I am currently undergoing further training in Adult Analysis at The Society of Analytical Psychology to qualify as a Jungian Analyst/ analytical psychologist
As a member of the BACP I abide by their ethical framework with respect to confidentiality and conduct. I am also a registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioners Office ensuring adherence to the strictest policy regarding handling of your confidential data.
I have considerable experience working as an adult psychotherapist within the NHS, and additionally, as a team leader managing trainee therapists within a London based counselling organisation. I have also worked with people with complex and chronic mental illness, people in recovery from addictions, and people experiencing homelessness, in both the UK and USA. My practice is diverse.
FEES AND SESSIONS
My fee is £75 per 50 minute session. I offer one low-cost slot for NHS workers which is currently full.
Each session takes place on the same day(s) and same time(s) each week, agreed upon in our initial consultation.
My consulting room is a 2 minute walk from Highgate tube station (Northern Line), making it easily accessible from most of London.
I currently have availability on weekdays during the day for appointments.
HOW DO I ARRANGE AN INITIAL CONSULTATION?
Please fill in the Contact Me form below or email me directly. Alternatively, give me a call and if I'm unable to answer please leave a message. All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence.
The fee for the initial consultation is £75.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
We will meet initially for an assessment session which is 50 minutes long. During our first meeting you will have chance to talk about what brings you to therapy and ask any questions you may have about the process. I will also ask you some questions about your present situation and some basic information about your family and life history. This allows us the opportunity to decide if we might be a good fit to work together.