About Laura

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

 Clinical Supervisor  *  Young Person & Adult Counsellor/Psychotherapist * Trauma Therapist * Executive and Life Coach.


Laura works in a holistic whole-person approach and in a Cultural, Neurodivergent, and LGBTQI++ affirmative way she specializes in working with Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, LGBTQ++, and  Trauma including Childhood Trauma, Sexual Assault, Rape, Historic Sexual Trauma/Abuse.


Laura works collaboratively as she feels that different individuals are helped in different ways, she will engage with you in collaborative dialogue and shared decision-making to maximize your involvement within your therapy. For example, she will engage with your strengths and cultural resources, as well as your preferences as to what helps and doesn’t help you.


more about Laura ...... 

Laura said, "I have extensive personal and professional experience living with and working with Neurodivetisty and Eating Disorders, I was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 9 years old and have a late diagnosis of Autistic traits, I use my neuro-differences to make a stronger and unique connection with clients. I have also recovered from an Eating Disorder ( A-typical Bulimia Nervosa)." 


Laura started her Counselling, Coaching, and Mental Health training in 2012 and became a qualified counsellor and coach in July 2016, since then she has continued her training to extend her knowledge, skills, and expertise and in 2022 become an EMDR  Trauma Therapist, in 2023 gained my diploma in Neuro-diversity and Eating Disorders as well as becoming a Silver LBGT Champion.


In 2019 Laura started Poole Therapies & Associates Ltd, this company was to ensure that businesses and organisations had access to the best counsellors and coaches to support their staff and other service users. http://www.pooletherapies.com


Laura is a qualified tutor and assessor in leadership, and management working with leaders and managers to support their teams, understanding how a team works and individual needs within the team.


Laura started her career in administration and accounts for several local and national companies, later she decided to move her career into childcare and progressed to become a preschool manager and owner of her own Childcare Business, which led her to become an Early Years Tutor & Assessor


Laura is trained to work with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Eating Disorders, Introversion, Leadership & Management, Personality Psychology, Rape & Sexual Trauma, Self-harm, Neurodiversity, Young People (11+), LGBTQ+, and EMDR


Laura is 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



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