Laura Smith - Registered Member MBACP
Hello and welcome to my page, you've taken the first step towards change and I appreciate this can be a daunting step to make. I believe finding the right counsellor for you is of the utmost importance as is working at your own pace, where you can explore your current situation and the choices open to you.
Together we can start your journey where you are able to be heard which is important, I aim to create an environment where you feel both safe and supported.
I work within a humanistic way which means that I come from a place of believing that any issues you are currently facing can affect your whole existence. I work in a way that respects your freedom and choice and focuses on how you are feeling in the here and now, whilst also understanding that the past and future are a part of your existence.
I offer One to One counselling sessions in my therapy room at home in my garden, which is quiet and tranquil. I also offer One to One sessions in a quiet Beauty Salon in the beautiful village of Steeple Ashton where we offer many offer therapies.
Prior to practising as a Counsellor I worked as a Beauty Therapist where I worked with the well being of others but I felt I wanted to offer something for the whole person, not only taking care of the outside but holding and nurturing the inner peace of a person.
I have experience of working with clients either short term or long term so together we will find which method suits your personal needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (Bath Spa University)
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Other Training includes
Human Trafficking- Certificate of completion
Paediatric first Aid
Awareness of Child abuse and Neglect - Core V4
Attended A Freedom Programme Workshop
Engaging Motivation and Starting to Change Behaviour Public Health Workshop
Basic Substance Use Awareness and Adults Workshop
Working with LGBT Young People Training
Domestic Abuse training
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to offer 30 minute session to talk through any expectations and requirements for a discounted fee of £10.
Having decided to work together, further sessions would be £35 for a 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday day time and evening appointments available