Laura Golding provides a warm, non–judgemental and empathic space for you. Believing the client is the expert on themselves, she is there to help facilitate the process in which you can access your inner resources, in order to better tackle the issues you may be facing. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and within this, healing and growing can occur. Her training is Integrative, which means she is able to use a number of different approaches in her work with you. However her preference is for a person centred approach, focussing on the relationship, empathy and joining the client on their journey.
Laura has extensive experience working in high pressured and stressful environments. These experiences have made her feel passionately about working with people suffering from workplace stress and looking at the importance of a healthy work life balance. She feels that this is an especially important topic in London, where the balance is often uneven. She has also worked for four years in a residential home with people suffering from mental health diagnoses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis. As such, she can offer counselling to people who are supporting someone with these conditions. Laura realises how daunting the mental health system can be and how much carers need support of their own.
These experiences have informed Laura’s practice and have become topics she is interested it. However, Laura sees clients with a wide range of issues and experiences and her approach means she is versatile in the way she works and therefore the range of people she sees.
Laura is an integrative counsellor in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting. She has a BSc in Psychology and HR, and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Laura is registered with the BACP. She regularly takes part in continued professional development in order to strengthen and inform her practice, most recently completing CPD in trauma and grief.