Welcome to Take Time to Talk

Laura Scott: Credentials and Experience

My natural style is to be open hearted, with warmth and a smile. I create an accepting and non-judgmental space in my sessions, so that you can feel understood and comfortable to explore what’s going on for you.

I trained as a relationships counsellor in Scotland and subsequently moved to Surrey where, since 2018, I have worked with couples and individuals within Relate and privately. Prior to counselling, my career in the law in Edinburgh included mentoring and coaching as well as involvement with LawCare. LawCare is a charity devoted to good mental health within the legal profession.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work to their ethical and professional standards. I also hold a diploma qualification in the provision of therapy by online means, recognised by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and I adhere to their professional standards for the provision of online therapy.

Counsellor Laura Scott
BACP Counsellor Laura Scott

My Approach

I provide counselling and therapy to couples and individuals aged 18 years and older. No individual, couple or relationship is the same, which is why I treat each client on their own unique terms and make sure we come up with a therapeutic plan that makes sense to them.

To do this, I take a personalised, integrative approach, incorporating therapeutic methods that best match the specific situation. The therapeutic methods include:

  • Person-centred Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Systemic Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

And above all I listen to hear you.

Listening creature

My qualifications:

  • LLB (Law Degree) and Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Diploma in Leadership and Business Management
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills
  • Transactional Analysis TA101
  • Diploma in Relationships Counselling
  • Diploma in Online Counselling Practice
  • Certificate in Parenting Skills Training

If you are interested in seeing me for Couples Counselling or Individual Therapy in person or online, feel free to get in touch and book your first session.


Get in touch

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial phone conversation. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help. I will endeavour to answer your query and contact you back within 24 hours.

Confidentiality: Client information is confidential and is not shared with anyone. However, in circumstances where someone’s personal safety is deemed to be at risk, there is an ethical and legal requirement to share information with appropriate professionals.

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