Lauenna Luddington

Counsellor specialising in student mental health

About me

Based in Bristol, I am a qualified counsellor with several years of experience working with young people  in education and adults in NHS services.

I am passionate about student mental health and have a constructive and practical approach where we work together to make the changes you want to see.  I have experience supporting students at school, college and university level and work with clients aged 13 and above. I also provide counselling for non- students and parents.

I am registered with the BACP which is a professional body, regulating counsellors and psychotherapists. This means that I follow their code of ethics and they can hold me accountable for my professional practise. Click on the logo below to see my entry on the BACP register.

I completed an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Iron Mill College in Exeter and followed this with a Professional Certificate in Adolescent Counselling  from Monash University in Australia.

During my training I undertook three counselling placements. The first was at SWEDA, a charity that supports people affected by eating disorders. The second was at Mangotsfield Secondary School, counselling 11-16 year olds. The most recent was with Oasis-Talk, a company which provides psychological services for the NHS. Here I provided counselling to adults who had been referred through their GPs and I continue to work there part-time.

I have worked for several years supporting students in sixth form college. During this time, I have developed a style of academic support that uses counselling tools to overcome barriers to achievement such as anxiety and depression.

I undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development. These are some of the short courses and workshops I have completed in the last few years.

  • Eating Disorders
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Working with Parent and Family Dynamics
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and the Body – Somatisation and Dissociation
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Compassion Focused Approaches to Working with Trauma