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Lara Hawkings, NCPS, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to explore my profile.

I am a dedicated and qualified counselor and life coach with a rich background of over three decades in guiding individuals towards self-development and progress in their lives. My approach blends the best of counseling and coaching, fostering a safe and non-judgmental space for open conversations.

I am an integrative therapist, and use a blend of theoretical approaches when working with individuals who need support. This includes attachment and trauma in childhood.

Particularly, I possess extensive expertise in working with young people, specializing in supporting both youth and adults with unique needs such as Autism, ADHD, and various learning and physical disabilities.

My focus extends to parents navigating the challenges of raising children, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed with conditions like autism, ADHD, or learning disabilities. I offer emotional support, resource-sharing, and practical tools, empowering parents to embrace their authentic selves.

Clients have consistently found my sessions transformative during times of overwhelm or when they are not feeling aligned with their usual selves. I assist individuals in finding their footing, experiencing overall improvement, overcoming self-doubt, boosting self-confidence, and managing overthinking and anxiety.

I incorporate creativity and intuition into my work, coupled with psycho-educational insights about our emotional landscapes. Many seek my assistance when conventional therapeutic approaches have fallen short, or when they are committed to personal growth but seek guidance. My dedication to supporting children with special needs and their parents significantly influenced my journey to become a therapist.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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Credentials information

NCPS Therapist - Accredited Professional Member (PNCPS Accred) #NCS20-01052


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lara Hawkings. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Wow! I've had a couple of other experiences doing therapy but nothing has compared to Lara. She has already been exactly what I needed from therapy. How lucky was I to be matched with her on my first matching! I didn't think therapy could be this flexible in terms of goals. Each session is exactly what I need in that week and I feel that every session also works towards a longer term broader goal. Not patronising, offers realistic actionable tasks and projects, offering constructive help and a listening ear. Highly recommend!

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Lara is amazing. She listens and guides the sessions really well.

Written on Feb 02, 2024 after therapy with Lara for 3 months on issues concerning adhd

Very good at listening, and providing good suggestions for any kind of person- whether neurodivergent, or neurotypical!

Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lara is extremely attentive to any issue I bring up in a session, helps me to connect them together and supports me to understand what solutions could work best for me. She also offers some very creative solutions which suit me to a tee, which makes me feel she really does understand where I'm coming from! I'm so grateful to Lara for helping me to understand myself better and validating my goals, empowering me to work towards them authentically.

Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Lara has been great to work with, she’s insightful and always supportive. She also offers great information related to the topics we discuss to learn more on my own. Messages are responded to quickly and I appreciate that.

Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Lara for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and anger management