Trainee Counsellor

Laura Nelson

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Trainee Counsellor
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About Laura Nelson

I have been training for 3 years now and have my level 3 Diploma in Counselling.

I am currently in the process of completing level 4.

I am registered with the BACP, I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider and Designated Safeguarding Officer and have a current DBS.

I have always had a passion for supporting others, I feel I can connect and empathize with people from different walks of life.

As many of us who enter this profession have had our own challenges and experiences in life which enable us to understand the benefits counselling can bring when you find a counsellor or therapist you feel comfortable with and can eventually open up to, but sometimes this can take time.

We are all human and that is where the core of counselling is for me, in a person centered, humanistic approach. I do bring in techniques from other approaches including mindfulness, CBT and psychoeducation, but only if it is relevant and I feel it will benefit the client.

My aim is to create a safe space in which we can talk, you can express your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement and support you to work through them.

Although I am not yet fully qualified in counselling yet, in my current job I work with vulnerable children, young people and families, providing emotional support, and managing a fantastic team who deliver creative groups and activities to support self-development and mental health.