“I am very grateful to Lara for the sessions we had with her. She listened well with empathy and gave us a range of ‘tools’ to enable us to put ourselves in each other’s position and try to understand exactly what the other one was saying without presuming or predicting. It helped me to change how I behaved”.
“I saw Lara over a period of time when I was having some deep problems concerning some family dynamics, in particular my relationship with youngest son.
Lara’s gentle, quiet and non-judgmental approach inspires confidence when it’s hard to know how to go forward. When verbalising is difficult she never rushes the session or gives advice….. She just listens and speaks only when necessary and silence. Tears and laughter are all equally acceptable!
“I found out so much about myself and my learned behaviour patterns, which coloured, and still do, my reactions to difficult family situations… though now I understand that there can be certain strategies for coping and not allowing myself to be bullied”.
“Lara uses a variety of approaches to suit the client’s needs and in doing so she leads you wisely and empathetically to making informed decisions for the way forward”.
I can unreservedly recommend her services and came to regard her as a friend and someone I could implicitly trust. Her counselling sessions are not finite and I know she is always there if I feel the need to return.”
“A safe, peaceful haven, a listening ear and coping strategies in times of difficulties”
“I have no hesitation in recommending Lara to both couples and individuals seeking a counsellor. She is naturally warm, empathic and extremely fair, creating a safe and open environment in which to explore issues and move forward.”
Jo Lloyd, Couns Dip MBACP, Psychology of Eating Coach
“…not only is Lara warm and considerate to clients and colleagues she is proficient, effective, creative and inspiring”
Lisa Platts Gestalt Clinical Psychotherapist UKCP Accr.