About Laura

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


Laura is a clinical supervisor, counsellor/psychotherapist and Life Coach working within the Pluralistic modality as well as being a qualified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR - Trauma) therapist.


Laura states - this means I work on the basis that different individuals are helped in different ways, as a Pluralistic therapist I will engage with you in collaborative dialogue and shared decision-making to maximise your involvement within your own therapy and/or supervision. For example, I will engage with your strengths and cultural resources, as well as your own preferences as to what helps and doesn’t help you as an individual.


I am a member of the following professional bodies -  British & Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy Accredited Member (MBCAP Accred) and a registered member of the EMDR Association UK


In 2019 I started Poole Therapies & Associates Ltd a group of counsellors working online with individuals worldwide.  http://www.pooletherapies.com



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Like so many other people I too have had to deal with life’s ups and downs to a greater or lesser degree over the years, sometimes the situations previously 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 realized 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. After my own therapy and continual self-discovery, I am able to be more proactive in noticing and dealing with life's issues.


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

  • L6 Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)

  • Extended. Cert in Online & Telephone Supervision.

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

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

  • L 4 Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (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

  • Award in Mental Health Issues (NcFe)

  • EMDR Therapist (EMDR UK Academy)

  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (NCFED - London)

  • Masterclass Neurodiversity in Eating Disorders (NCFED - London)

  • ARFID: An Introduction to diagnosis & management (BDA/University of Winchester)

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

  • Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders (NCFED - London)

  • Gut Health - How your microbiome shapes your health & wellbeing (New Scientist Academy)

  • LGBT+ Champion Training (Silver Champion)

  • L3 Safeguarding Issues

  • ACTO accredited Online & Telephone Counselling Course

My Experience

  • 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