Dr. Laura Hope Steckler

HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and UKCP registered Body-oriented Psychotherapist

Hello. I am a Somatic (Body-oriented) Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist and Somatic Movement Therapist. I have been been practicing meditation for over 30 years and am a mindfulness instructor and trainer. I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and subsequently trained with Body Psychotherapy pioneer Ilana Rubenfeld in New York and am a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist® and workshop leader. My theoretical influences are primarily Gestalt and Psychodynamic.

I have had 30 years experience as a psychotherapist. I work with a wide range of difficulties, but specialise in working with people with chronic pain and long – term health conditions, having worked for 10 years in a chronic pain service within the NHS.

My approach to therapy is based on the latest, cutting edge research from neuroscience and psychology into the body-mind connection. We are increasingly aware of the importance of integrating the body into psychotherapeutic and psychological work in order to address the whole person. Many clients find that talking alone is not sufficient for them to heal from the past experiences that are creating their current suffering. I also offer traditional talking therapy as per my client’s needs and wishes.

I see my relationship with my client as the paramount therapeutic factor. I also believe that humour, compassion and creativity are important elements in therapy. My work is also artfully influenced by Authentic Movement, Psychodrama, the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method and foremost by my respect for and belief in the body’s internal wisdom.

I look forward to speaking to you if you would like to know more.

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Tel: 0131 225 8092



Body Orientated Psychotherapy

£75 per hour

£80 for initial appointment

Rubenfeld Synergy

£75 per hour

£80 for initial appointment

Clinical and Somatic Psychology

There are a range of fees; please enquire about fees for insurance reimbursed, highly specialist and medico-legal work.