Family & Relationships
Louise Veitch is an integrative counsellor and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has worked with clients in private, voluntary and education settings. At The Awareness Centre she works on a short term basis with NHS patients at a GP surgery in Lambeth. Louise has a BSc (Hons) degree in Behavioural Biology, which included Human Psychology, and is currently working towards her Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
Louise’s integrative approach allows her to tailor therapy to an individual clients needs so they can work together towards personal improvement. She may use various approaches including person centred counselling, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, gestalt or cognitive behavioural therapy. Originally from Scotland, Louise offers a warm, calming, confidential and safe environment for clients to explore themselves. At the heart of Louise’s work is the belief that a connected relationship with the client is the most important healer of all. She offers a counselling environment based on empathy, transparency and acceptance to allow a client to be their true selves in sessions.
Louise has had a wealth of life experiences prior to her work as a counsellor, including work in the finance industry, local government, higher education, film/TV and fashion. She has experience of working with university students and adults presenting with various issues (depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, eating disorders, disability, learning difficulties, financial hardship, racial discrimination, stress, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, relationship difficulties, bullying, rape, violence etc.).
Louise feels it has been important for her to have an understanding of a range of issues, which often begin in childhood, and continue to have effects in adult life. She has worked as a volunteer for the Samaritans, specialising in working with individuals with suicidal thoughts, as well as working with vet students and qualified vet surgeons where suicide rates are one of the highest in the UK. Louise has a particular interest in relationship and attachment issues, communication, abuse, depression, gender and identity, loneliness and sexuality.