Hi, I’m Laura- a clinical psychologist and EMDR therapist. I have worked within adult mental healthcare for over 12 years, specialising in NHS acute crisis care for suicidality and complex mental health difficulties.

I am passionate about coming alongside people to truly understand their story.

When working with people at dark times in their life, I feel it is important to use our shared wisdom to make sense of why difficulties have arisen and provide hope for a brighter future.

I draw on my knowledge of various therapeutic models to suggest techniques and solutions that may help. In particular I often draw on training in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Ultimately I aim for therapy to be a compassionate and rewarding experience where you feel understood, cared for and challenged to succeed.

As well as individual therapy I offer consultation, training and supervision to other therapists and healthcare professionals. Please see my website for further details.


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinpsy)

Masters in Neuropsychology (MSc)

Bachelors in Psychology (BSc)

EMDR Levels 1-3

Narrative Therapy Level 1


I have particular experience and expertise in helping people at points of high distress, especially when this is causing people to turn to coping mechanisms that can be considered harmful. I also have specialist skills in working with acute and long-term trauma. Some examples of presentations I have experience working with are:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbance including Insomnia
  • Self-harming behaviour
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance Misuse
  • Anger management issues


  • £110 per 50 minutes for self-funded therapy
  • Training, consultancy and supervision quotes on request



Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

Join Us

We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

The Therapists

Find a Therapist by the following category using The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre:

Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Asperger's Syndrome - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Breastfeeding - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Childhood - Children - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Crisis - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Discrimination - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Eating Disorders - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family Mediation, - Fear - Fear of Public Speaking, - Fertility Massage Therapy - Financial Matters on Divorce, - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Help with developing Resilience and Confidence, - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnobirthing - Hypnotherapy - Identity & Change - Imposter Syndrome - Infertility - Insecurity - Insomnia - Intimacy - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - LGBTQ - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Mood - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) - Men's issues - Menopause - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - Online Counselling - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Pregnancy issues - Psychodynamic Therapy - Rape - Redundancy - Reflexology, - Relationships - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Shame - Sleep Problems and Insomnia - - Spiritual issues - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Supervision - Telephone Counselling - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
Directors: Christine Fishlock & Heather Garbutt

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