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About me

Anxiety, Worry, Depression, Trauma, Flashback & Nightmares can cause us to question our sanity and who we really are!

Life can be complicated, complex, and often a baffling experience, especially now as many of us struggle to make sense of the uncertainty, changes, and fears triggered by life in general thoughts and feelings that have come from underlying issues we have been through in our childhood, youth &/or adulthood, making us question who we are.

I offer you a calm, warm and friendly space from where we can work through your concerns together. I will listen to you with kindness and empathy using an approach tailored to you. We will focus on changing what can be changed and learn to live and grow around those that cannot be.

I help you develop and nurture a deeper capacity for resilience and confidence that enables you to refocus by learning new strategies that you can face life's painful and difficult challenges, enabling you to have good mental health and wellbeing in all areas of life

'Being Kind To Yourself'' and taking the first step in gaining support just for you. To do this is not always easy! Making the decision to seek therapy can lead to a new way of living with more joy, clarity, and positivity.

You are welcome to book a 30-min initial free no-obligation telephone or in-person consultation - 07496 741450 or info@lauracjones.com

I offer in-person, online & telephone sessions - the benefit of online or telephone is that you can be comfortable in your own home, no travel and at a time that suits you, you can even wear your comfy clothes and have a cuppa with you, whereas in-person you have connectivity and your own personal time/space just for you.

More about me

I work as a Pluralistic Counsellor & Coach and an accredited 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.

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 that will enable you to move forward and take your own ‘leap of faith’ into that future you want and deserve.

I have experience supporting Young People (14yrs+) and Adults in private practice, corporate, education and universities, with Stress, Anxiety & Generalised Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Depression, Seasonal Affected Disorder (SAD), Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Bereavement, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Eating Disorders, Trauma, Self-sabotaging behaviours & Work-related issue to name a few.

My experience covers most areas of counselling and includes

  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Body Image & Eating Disorders
  • Depression
  • Historic Child Abuse
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Pre-trial Therapy
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse
  • Education & Student Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work Issues

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Courses:

  • Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
  • Dip. L5 CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
  • L5 Cert. Counselling Young People
  • Online & Telephone Counselling
  • COVID-19 Psycho-educational training
  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders from the National Eating Disorder Centre
  • Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity from National Eating Disorder Centre
  • Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders from the National Eating Disorder Centre
  • Autism Awareness
  • Mental Health Awareness in Children & Young People
  • Cert. Life Coaching Studies
  • Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Mental Health Issues
  • LCGI Working with Children & Young People
  • Dip. Child Development & Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • CBT
  • Disordered Eating & Eating Disorder
  • Young People Specialist including AS spectrum disorders (Neuro-diversity)
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos


As stated I offer a 30-minute consultation free, this is to explain how I work, also allowing you to see if I am the right counsellor for you. These sessions are offered with no expectation or obligation on your part to go on book any further sessions.


  • Standard 50min session In-person, Online & Telephone £60 sliding scale
  • Concessionary Rates available on a discussion for those on a low income or additional circumstances (Please ask about these) sliding scale
  • Student Counsellor Rates from £36.00
  • All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20% - VAT invoices available on request

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I have a dedicated counselling room, with ample parking, it is also possible to reach me via the More Bus route M5 Bus Poole-Canford Heath or Yellow Bus 18 Bournemouth-Broadstone (nearest stop Canford Heath Road 5/10minutes walk).


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

consultation room up one flight of stairs


Monday to Friday 9 am -8 pm

Saturday's on mutual agreement

In-person - Online & Telephone

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Laura Clifford-Jones   MBACP, (Accred) Dip. Couns, Dip CBT, Cert. Coun. YP & NLP

Laura Clifford-Jones MBACP, (Accred) Dip. Couns, Dip CBT, Cert. Coun. YP & NLP