Laura Varnes: Cognitive behaviour Practitioner psychologist, Haslemere, GU27 London, SW11
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Dr Laura Varnes

Cognitive behaviour practitioner psychologist
Haslemere GU27 , London SW11
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About Me

I am a Health Psychologist and CBT Therapist based in South West London. I specialise in offering evidence-based approaches to help people gain a greater understanding of their difficulties and develop new ways of coping. I work with people common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety disorders and depression, and have a particular interest in supporting people to adjust and cope with physical health conditions.

I understand seeking psychological support can be difficult therefore I aim to create a warm, confidential and empathetic environment in which I support clients to gain an understanding of their difficulties and develop new ways of coping to move forward. I take a person-centred approach whereby I work collaboratively and flexibility with clients to tailor therapy to individual needs.

I find Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) an effective approach to help clients develop an understanding of their difficulties and develop strategies to manage them. CBT is an empowering approach as it helps clients develop knowledge, insight and skills that are taken away from therapy. In addition to CBT, I also incorporate ideas and strategies based on acceptance and commitment therapy.
I currently work as the Lead Psychological Therapist in a Post-Covid Psychology Service in North Central London. Within this role I support clients with long-COVID who are experiencing psychological difficulties such as frightening breathlessness, difficulty managing symptoms or treatment.

I have experience in working with adults with common mental health difficulties, and adjusting and coping with physical health conditions. This includes:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Health anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical health conditions such as IBS, chronic pain, long-COVID, diabetes, heart conditions, etc.
  • Social anxiety
  • Stress

I see clients online or in person in Haslemere, Surrey. Please see below for details of my fees and information on the initial assessment and ongoing therapy sessions.

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First Practice
GU27 2AB

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Second Practice
SW11 1EH

Issues often worked with

Cancer/serious illness
Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Health anxiety
Panic attacks
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



The cost of a 50-minute individual therapy session with me is: £90 for online and £115 for face-to-face sessions.  This may be adjusted if we agree to have a longer or shorter session for a clinical reason. My fees cover the cost of meeting rooms, professional indemnity insurance, my preparation time and the consultation.

Training and qualifications

  • University of the West of England, Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology
  • Royal Holloway, University of London, PG Dip CBT Therapies
  • University College London, MSc Health Psychology
  • University of Exeter, BSc Psychology

Verified professional membership

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies HCPC (Practitioner psychologist)