About Laura Clifford-Jones

“Helping you to achieve good mental health, growth and restoration”

Hi I’m Laura and like so many other people I too have had to deal with life’s up’s and down’s to a greater or lesser degree over years, sometimes the situations caused me to revert back to my now old copying strategies, such as General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), an Eating Disorder, Self-Sabotage and closing down by shutting my family and the world out.

After a close family bereavement I realised this was not the way in which I wanted to live my life from now on, so I took a ‘leap of faith’ (this was very hard at the beginning), moving out of my comfort zone and headlong into the Big Wild World of Personal Development and Therapy.

In 2012 I started my Counselling, Coaching and Mental Health training and became a qualified counsellor and coach in July 2016, since then I have continued my training to extend my knowledge, skills and expertise. I am also a qualified, mental health and leadership and management tutor/trainer and assessor


“I feel as unique individuals sometimes we need the support of others to enable us to live the life we want and know we deserve”


I now work as a Pluralistic Counsellor & Coach and am a member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), my philosophy is everyone should be treated with respect, unconditional positive regards and have the autonomy to decide how to live their lives with this in mind I work with you to find the best way in helping you to work through your issues by combing all the skills and tools from different theoretical approaches including Person Centred, CBT, NLP, Solution Focused, Gestalt.


  • Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

  • L5 Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • L5 Cert. Counselling Young People

  • Cert. in Understanding Autism

  • Cert. Life Coaching Studies

  • Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Dip. NLP Life Skills Coaching

  • LCGI. Working with Children & Young People

  • Dip. Child Development & Psychology

  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

  • Practitioner Skills for Management of Obesity

  • Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

  • Award in Mental Health Issues

  • L3 Safeguarding Issues

  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

  • Two to Tango - Relationships

  • Online & Telephone Counselling Course

  • COVID-19 Psycho-educational training

My Experience

  • Private Practise - Young Person’s & Adult Counsellor

    Young Person’s & Adult Counsellor

  • Founder & Counselling Lead at Poole Therapies & Associates

    We provide high quality and accessible counselling and mental health services on behalf of the Anvil Group International (UK), enabling them to fulfil various mental health contracts for a number of international companies and universities.


  • Addaction – Family & Young Person’s Counsellor

    supporting young people and families dealing drug and alcohol addiction within the family.

  • Hadland Care Group - Staff Welfare Counsellor

     - General counselling including work issues.

  • Angelo European Chiropractor College (AECC) University – Visiting Counsellor

    Counselling & Mental Health support to university students.

  • Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre (now STARS) – Counsellor

    counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape survivor’s, pre-trail therapy and sexual assault. Males/Females and Young People.

Laura’s commitment to you…

“My commitment to you is that I will walk alongside you during your journey of discovery, thus enabling you to understand what is going on for you and why you are where you are. I will support you in understanding different coping and life strategies.”

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Want to start moving you life forward?

Contact Mobile: +44 (0) 7496 741450 
Email Me: info@lauracjones.com