About Laura

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

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I offer counselling/pyschotherapy in a Pluralistic nature. This means I work on the basis that different individuals are helped in different ways, as a Pluralistic counsellor I will engage in with you in a collaborative dialogue and shared decision-making to maximise your involvement within your own therapy. For example, I will engage with your strengths and cultural resources, as well as your own preferences to what helps and doesn’t help you as an individual.  For further information about pluralistic therapy visit www.pluralisticpractice.com

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I work within their Ethical Framework https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/

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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 coping 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

Qualifications & Training

  • L 4 Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

  • L 5 Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (ABC/Stockbridge)

  • L5 Cert. Counselling Young People 11yrs+ (CPCAB)

  • Cert. in Understanding Autism (NcFe)

  • Cert. Life Coaching Studies (CPCAB)

  • Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NcFe)

  • Dip. NLP Life Skills Coaching (NcFe)

  • LCGI. Working with Children & Young People (City & Guilds)

  • Dip. Child Development & Psychology

  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (NCFED - London)

  • Practitioner Skills for Management of Obesity (NCFED - London)

  • Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders (NCFED - London)

  • Award in Mental Health Issues (NcFe)

  • L3 Safeguarding Issues

  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness

  • Two to Tango - Relationships

  • ACTO accredited Online & Telephone Counselling Course

  • COVID-19 Psycho-educational training

My Experience

  • Private Practise - Young Person’s & Adult Counsellor

  • Founder & Counselling Lead at Poole Therapies & Associates

  • Addaction – Family & Young Person’s Counsellor

  • Hadland Care Group - Staff Welfare Counsellor

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

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

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.”

Services Provided

In-Person Therapy                   Video Conferencing (online)            Telephone