Laura Barritt Counselling

A confidential space to explore the thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Hello and welcome, I am Laura Barritt, a qualified Person Centred Counsellor based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

How I can support you

Does leaving the house some days feel overwhelming at times? Would more than a handful of hours sleep a night feel amazing without the buzz of your mind going round and round.

Sometimes struggling with feelings of anxiety or lack of self-esteem can really impact our day-to-day life. I recall that feeling well, wanting nothing more than to pull the duvet up over myself and let the day pass me by because it all felt too much. I knew it was 'normal' to feel some anxiety occasionally (who hasn't experienced a small tummy turn of worry or a twinge in their chests at times?) BUT.....if your emotions become bigger than you......maybe it's time to look at why?

Understanding what is going on for us is the key to beginning to start to feel better. I can help work with you to explore what is making you feel out of sorts, low or sad.

Talking to a counsellor like myself can help to begin to unravel where these unsettling feelings came from, why are they there and how can they be processed.

The bumps in our journey, the dips in our mountain range or the deep pit we might find ourselves sitting in, can turn into feelings of confusion and loneliness (among a whole array of other emotions!)

As a Person Centred Counsellor, I will gently question, challenge you and reflect your words back to you as I sit alongside you while you start unwrapping your emotions.

I am qualified to offer counselling to suit your needs; whether that be in person, on the phone or online.

Together we can explore your situation in a way that leads to fresh perspectives – and perhaps a new understanding of yourself. Therapy isn’t about giving you solutions or advice, but empowering you to make your own changes.

I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems. As an insured and qualified therapist I am a member of the National Counsellors Society (NCS), and abide by their code of ethics.

Member number: NCS21-02271

Some issues I can work with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Anger issues
  • Feelings of stress
  • Relationship problems
  • Historic abuse
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Shame

And other presenting issues too

My experience:

  • Currently work as a Counsellor for a local practice
  • Currently work as online counsellor for a Mental Health organisation.
  • Volunteered for National charity Mind as a Counsellor
  • Volunteered for a local charity Teamwork as a Counsellor
  • Worked at a college supporting young adults with mental health issues
  • Worked as a Primary school Teacher and private tutor (in total 20 years)
  • Taught CPCAB level 2 to trainee counsellors

Qualifications and training:

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic


  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Counsellor Tutor Online & Telephone Certificate
  • Carolyn Spring Course - Working With Shame
  • Suicide and Self Harm awareness

Unit 2, Colletts House, Denington Road,

Wellingborough, NN8 2QH

My location

I work from a private office located near the town centre in Wellingborough for in-person therapy but also offer online and telephone appointments.

My therapy room is on the first floor with no lift access, but it is possible I can offer an alternative if mobility is limited for clients.

Fees & availability

  • Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and are currently £45.
  • I can offer reduced priced sessions for counselling students.
  • Please contact me for current availability as it can often change.
  • I offer a free 30 minute no obligation online or face to face assessment.

I am have a few daytime slots available at the moment.

Get in touch if you would like to know more.

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?”

Bob Marley

“The truth is that falling hurts, the dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.”

Brené Brown

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.”

Oscar Wilde