Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.
Fee: HK$450 per 50 mins Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) HK$250 per 50 mins – Online.
AVAILABLE ONLY FOR UK OR EU RESIDENTS
I have lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 18 years and am currently based in the UK.
An ex-lawyer, I have worked in executive search for over 20 years, predominately within the legal and financial sectors. I understand the challenges of working within a high-stress, corporate environment and believe in mentoring and helping people build their careers alongside exploring productivity, empowerment, and confidence in the workplace.
Studying and working as a counsellor means I can now work with clients in a more holistic way. I want to help my clients achieve their full potential, by understanding their goals in life and assisting them in finding the right tools and techniques to reach those goals. Life has a habit of throwing all sorts of unexpected challenges our way. I am particularly interested in working with clients navigating significant life changes – often, we are not equipped to tackle the obstacles and challenges of everyday life – big or small.
I work with clients facing depression, anxiety and transitional issues arising from life changes – divorce, redundancy, ageing, menopause, relocation, parenthood, death and grief – and understand the impact of past trauma. I work with clients to build self-awareness, improve self-esteem and self-worth, and take an active problem-solving approach. I believe in building a therapeutic relationship through empathy and trust. I will tailor solutions and therapy to fit individual clients using a person-centred approach, incorporating CBT, problem-solving, positive psychology and mindfulness.
Mostly, I’ll be there to listen and support you through your life journey.
I am a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a mother of two 13-year-olds and an energetic cocker spaniel, and am often hiking the coastal paths of Devon where I live. I am French-Australian with a love of beaches, travelling, reading and learning.
I am available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English.
Recent training: I have undertaken Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Trauma courses.
Laurence is available in the UK for ONLINE Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English.
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‘I have had quite a few counselling sessions over the years, and what stood out about Laurence was her gentle way of pushing me forward and looking to think about the future, to set realistic goals and, importantly, to get me to think of some of the steps of how to get there. I really felt the sessions moved me forward instead of just dwelling on the past. I always felt upbeat after our sessions, even more emotionally challenging ones, as I felt I had a workable plan to achieve a more positive future. When I couldn’t think of answers, Laurence managed to get me to work out the answers for myself with her gentle but persistent style. I really enjoyed our sessions as I found Laurence very easy to open up to.’
BCP UK Client – Oct 22
Working with Laurence had a significant impact on my life over a short period of time. I had engaged in other types of psychotherapy before, but Laurence’s proactive, solution-focused approaches resulted in big shifts for me. As a mid-life woman of colour with all the usual challenges of parenting, work, caring for elderly parents, menopause, making sense of developmental trauma, and making space for my husband, having Laurence alongside me helped me to make so much sense of my experience. I felt seen, understood and celebrated. I have a sense of empowerment moving forward.
Thank you, Laurence. UK, aged 48