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 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
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a free session of 20/30 minutes to meet me, and me to meet you. Having decided to work together, further sessions would be £35 for a 50 minute session.
Once we have agreed to work together, payments will be required one week in advance at the beginning of a session, we will talk about this when we meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and Evening appointments available
Types of client