professional counselling in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent

Welcome to Creative Souls Counselling

About Creative Souls

Inevitably there are times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed and distressed. Sometimes we feel we have hit a brick wall and can’t see the way forward. This can be a lonely place. Creative Souls Counselling offers a safe space where you can talk things through with an experienced counsellor who will listen and support you on your journey.

Meet Laura

I am a qualified counsellor (MSc) offering online and telephone counselling to adults. My main experience has been working with clients who have been through a bereavement, including those who have experienced baby loss, but also working with other pregnancy-related issues such as traumatic births, infertility and ante/post-natal depression.

Working from a person-centred perspective, I aim to foster a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship where I can journey alongside you as you explore your thoughts and feelings. During our sessions, you will find a safe, confidential space where you will be warmly accepted without judgement. Rather than offering advice, I listen and help you arrive at your own understanding needed to move forwards

What to expect

I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation, so that we can discuss what you are looking for from counselling, and you can ask any questions you may have, before deciding whether to go ahead and book sessions.

If we agree to work together, we will have an initial assessment session, then regular weekly sessions. Sessions are 50 minutes long. There is no magic number of sessions; this varies from client to client. However, we will review how things are going on a regular basis as to whether more sessions are needed.

Sessions will take place via the webcam platform Zoom, or by telephone. Details of how to get the most from remote counselling, including how to set up the technology, will be provided before we meet for our first session.

New for 2021: Creative Counselling Sessions

Does the idea of sitting and talking to a stranger feel daunting? Are you somebody who likes to express themselves through creative methods such as drawing or painting? I am now offering creative counselling sessions. As with conventional counselling, we will begin with an assessment session, but during following sessions, you will be given opportunity to use different art materials to explore your emotions. Although the sessions are client-led, I can give a prompt, or suggest a starting point, and will guide you through with observations and reflections. You do not need to be a “good” artist, or have any experience working with art materials.

Frequently asked questions

What issues do you work with?

I am open to working with all sorts of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues- as well as loss. However, I will be honest if I feel I am not able to offer you the right support, and signpost you to other services.

Do you work with children and young people?

At the moment, I only work with adults (aged 18 and over).

When are you available?

Working remotely from home means I can offer flexible appointment times to suit you. I have times available throughout the day and evening, Monday to Saturday.

How much do you charge per session?

My standard rate is £40, but I offer a concession rate.

Do I have to commit to a certain number of sessions?

Absolutely not. I will keep your slot free for you while you are having counselling, but will book on a week by week basis.

I’m interested- how do I book a session?

Get in touch using one of the methods below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. We can then arrange a time for a free, informal telephone consultation.

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