Laura Allen, BSc,MSc,MBPsS
As a Psychologist, Counsellor and Coach , I specialise in a range of holistic therapeutic interventions including psychotherapy and behaviour modification towards positive wellbeing.
These tools and techniques include one-to-one skills development, coaching, counselling and networking. Coaching employs the use of techniques such as observing, listening and questioning to support the client and to identify solutions and actions in line with the client’s values. The most important part of this work is to encourage a ‘commitment to action’ ethos and develop lasting personal growth and change using goal setting and action plans, whilst identifying barriers towards change.
Outside of my private practice, I work within a mental health team at a university offering wellbeing support to students. Through the university I am completing a PhD in Psychology, researching the connection between mindfulness, compassion and the body. I also guest lecturer on the MSc Mindfulness and Compassion course at a local University.
12 years experience within the below services:
-Mental health services (universities)
-MIND - the national mental health based service
-Schools in the Midlands
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc. Health Psychology
- BSc. (Hons) Psychology
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness and Compassion Practitioner (MindfulnessCIC)
- Health and Wellbeing Coach
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Foundations of Health Psychology clinical practice
- Therapeutic skills for Health Psychologists
Attachment, compassion, the brain and health: Developmental understandings and clinical implications (The Compassionate Mind Foundation)
NHS training - Personality Disorders
NHS training - Self-harm risk assessment
Registered member of the BPS (315651)
Registered member of EMCC (05625451)
Registered member of Counselling Pages (76826)
European Mentoring and Coaching Council
EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.
Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.
EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Mindfulness based coaching
- Improving self-awareness
- Achieving ambitions
- Life changing decisions
- Confidence / self-esteem
- Weight / health matters
- Coming to terms with a health condition
- Stress and anxiety
- Anger management
- Traumatic incidents
- Panic attacks
- Career change
- Managing change
- Work / life balance
- Relationship issues
- Time management
- Overcoming fears
- Academic coaching
- Personal development
- Sense of meaning and purpose
I am able to offer appointments on weekday evenings (Mondays to Fridays 5.30pm to 8.15pm) and Saturday mornings (9.00am to 12.00pm).
If you ring and hear my voicemail, please leave your contact details and I will call you back as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.
Concessions available for:
Specialised support for Master and PhD level students - offering academic and motivational coaching to support your journey.
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