"I'm not going to fix you; I'm going to empower you."
Welcome to my website. I'm Laura Ryder, a humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. That basically means I employ a range of techniques from a number of different therapeutic approaches but am primarily a person-centred counsellor who believes everyone - and therefore every counselling journey - is unique.
What can you expect
I promise to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where we can explore whatever is bothering you. I will help you in your search for a way to live well and become the best version of yourself. Together we will wander through your mind. I will not lead you to a solution, but I will be by your side as we figure out your best way forward. I will help to facilitate this process by being an unbiased ear: listening to you, reflecting back what I'm hearing and questioning what I may not understand. Throughout the process you can count on me for compassionate straight talking - on your side in the best way possible.
As a team we will figure out your best path, tailor made just for you.
BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (First Class Honours) from Middlesex University (via PCI College)
Higher diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (DBS)
Accredited member IACP
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Laura is so easy to communicate with. I really felt so comfortable and at ease from the moment I met her. I have learned and worked through so much in our sessions and I have definitely come away with tools that I will continue to use daily. Thank you Laura."
One-to-one counselling sessions for clients aged 18+
Counselling from the comfort of your own home
Just like one-to-one counselling, but in nature as we walk at your pace as opposed to in an office.
Counselling sessions are usually weekly and run for 50 minutes. The cost per session is €60. The number of sessions you need or would like to commit to can be discussed at our first meeting, and revisited as our work progresses.
To keep my services accessible to people in all financial positions I reserve a number of sessions each week for reduced cost counselling. Should this be something you're interested in please mention this when you contact me.
Should you need to cancel an arranged session please do so at least 24 hours prior to the arranged session time. Please note weekends and bank holidays are excluded from notice periods (ie if you need to cancel a session on Monday at 10am, you must let me know prior to 10am the previous Friday to avoid cancellation fee). Short notice cancellations and no-shows are liable to incur a cancellation charge of the full session fee.
Cash, all major debit/credit cards, bank transfer and Revolut payments are accepted.